Investment trust boards came in for criticism this week from Morningstar’s head of closed-ended research Jackie Beard, who accused them of not doing enough to communicate with investors. Beard said that boards should do more to warn investors about the … Read More
Investment trusts could be a key beneficiary of the Government’s decision to scrap compulsory annuities, said Simon White, head of investment trusts at BlackRock this week. White says that at a time when investors are looking for alternative income sources, … Read More
Income seekers have often turned to investment trusts, whose ability to reserve income in good times to pay it out in leaner times often provides a more consistent yield. However, this week saw a stark warning from Winterflood that many … Read More
The investment trust industry has frequently been accused of needing to modernise. This week, there were increasing signs that it is taking that message on board, with funds dropping fees and restructuring writes Cherry Reynard. The more forward-thinking trusts have … Read More
In the first of a series, investment journalist Cherry Reynard surveys the week in investment trusts, features Baillie Gifford Japan and finds out the trust, one fund selector likes. It was a busy week for investment trust results, and one … Read More
Cherry Reynard is a freelance financial journalist. She has worked for a range of national, consumer and trade titles including the Financial Times, Telegraph, Independent, Money Observer, Moneywise, What Investment, Citywire and Money Marketing. She has co-authored a book on investing in emerging markets and is five-time winner of the Investment Management Association’s freelance journalist of the year award and current holder of the AIC Freelance journalist of the year award. She began her career as a tax accountant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, before moving to investment bank JP Morgan.
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