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May 22, 2015

Henderson Value Trust considers name change

The trust’s board seeks rebrand as attempts to improve performance on inherited vehicle continue.

May 19, 2015

Tories’ green subsidies curb could hit renewable trusts

Plans to limit onshore wind farm subsidies could hurt renewable infrastructure trusts.

May 13, 2015

Merchants Trust increases dividend for 33rd year

The investment portfolio’s chairman puts consecutive increases down to consistent philosophy

Investments| May 13, 2015

ShareSoc launches Alliance Trust action group

Members of the independent firm which supports private investors have urged it to set up an Alliance Trust lobby group.

May 12, 2015

Garrett-Cox wins business woman of the year award

Chief executive of Alliance Trust has won business woman of the year award.

May 12, 2015

Scottish Mortgage will use reserves to pay dividends

The lack of income from its equity holdings has meant the Baillie Gifford trust needs to dip into its backup cash.

Analysis & Opinion

May 18, 2015

SNAPSHOT: Investment trusts

Early bird catches the buying opportunities.

May 18, 2015

SNAPSHOT: Investment trusts

The evolution of the investment trust industry.

May 13, 2015

Board games

Balancing shareholders’ short-term needs and the aspirations of management’s seven-year plan, go to the heart of the role of a non-executive...

Open-ended fund investors should be given a voice too

John Kenchington| May 05, 2015

Open-ended fund investors should be given a voice too

Alliance Trust has effectively been placed on a 12-month probation; change is required.

Recent Articles
  1. First State trust loses recommendation after split
    Asia Pacific| May 05, 2015

    First State trust loses recommendation after split

    Winterflood withdraws support for Scottish Oriental trust following management revamp.

  2. Alliance Trust’s fight against Elliott cost investors £3m
    Apr 29, 2015

    Alliance Trust’s fight against Elliott cost investors £3m

    Karin Forseke, speaking at the Alliance Trust’s annual general meeting, defends trust’s apparent ‘u-turn’.

  3. Williams raises £50m for trust targeting ‘overlooked’ stocks
    Investments| Apr 29, 2015

    Williams raises £50m for trust targeting ‘overlooked’ stocks

    Small cap specialist raises £50m for UK MicroCap trust which will target stocks on the alternative investment market, known as AIM.

  4. Reaction: Alliance Trust status quo ‘no longer an option’
    Investments| Apr 28, 2015

    Reaction: Alliance Trust status quo ‘no longer an option’

    Commentators react to truce between Alliance Trust and activist shareholder Elliott Advisors brokered just a day before annual general meeting.

  5. Alliance bows to pressure on board appointments
    Apr 28, 2015

    Alliance bows to pressure on board appointments

    Alliance Trust accepts the appointments of Anthony Brooke and Rory Macnamara just one day before its annual general meeting.

  6. Top 5/Bottom 5 ITs: UK Smaller Companies
    Apr 27, 2015

    Top 5/Bottom 5 ITs: UK Smaller Companies

    This week we take a look at the top and bottom five investment trusts in the UK smaller companies sector.

  7. Decisions, decisions for savers
    Apr 27, 2015

    Decisions, decisions for savers

    Pensioners and annuitants are facing difficult questions, and may lose much of their savings says Russell Taylor.

  8. Alliance Trust accused of propping up ‘failing’ firm
    Apr 27, 2015

    Alliance Trust accused of propping up ‘failing’ firm

    Investments are intended to provide seed capital and attract external investments, says trust.

  9. Mature private equity focus needed
    Apr 24, 2015

    Mature private equity focus needed

    Winterflood urges investors seeking private equity to focus on funds with late-stage portfolios.

  10. Katherine Garrett-Cox under fire over £1.3m salary
    Investments| Apr 20, 2015

    Katherine Garrett-Cox under fire over £1.3m salary

    Corporate governance body PIRC slams Alliance Trust boss’s payouts.

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