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Nov 26, 2014

BlackRock Hedge Selector trust to be closed down

Board of Hedge Selector trust, formerly run by Richard Plackett (pictured), proposes to liquidate the trust as talks break down on a strategy...

Investments| Nov 26, 2014

Henderson Value Trust offers to buy shares back

Board of investment trust states it will buy 10 per cent of shares back at a smaller discount than where they trade at present.

Investments| Nov 25, 2014

Morningstar View: Boards wake up to diversity

That 14 per cent of women hold top positions on trust boards is great endorsement of the times.

Investments| Nov 25, 2014

Asia’s credit markets are ‘unnerving mirror image’ of 2008

Schroders Asian equity manager Matthew Dobbs highlights a potential issue in the region’s credit markets.

Nov 24, 2014

Lindsell Train takes out life insurance on managers

Lindsell Train Investment Trust chairman protects against key man risk, but analysts find the trust “hard to recommend”.

Nov 21, 2014

Henderson Value Trust to increase dividend for 2014

The restructuring of the portfolio has delivered a “far higher investment income”, leading to a proposed dividend increase to 3p per share.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Income Options - November 2014| Nov 24, 2014

Why investment trusts could benefit from pension freedoms

Advisers have traditionally steered clear of trusts, but post-RDR growth could be boosted by new pension rules.

Alternative Investments| Nov 10, 2014

Fund Review: F&C Private Equity

Hamish Mair, manager of the F&C Private Equity investment trust explains how the portfolio benefits from a fund of funds approach.

From Special Report: Hunt for Income - November 2014| Nov 10, 2014

‘Dividend heroes’ offer diverse investment opportunities

Investment trust dividend smoothing offers investors an additional income benefit.

Alternative Investments| Nov 03, 2014

Fund Review: INPP

Diverse infrastructure trust focuses on assets linked to governments.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Split Capital Investment Trusts

This guide looks at how split capital investment trusts work, the pros and cons of the vehicle and the regulatory stance in 2014.

Special Reports

Income Options - November 2014

Most investors want income - with the pension changes they may just want investment-based income for longer.

Special Reports

Investment Trusts - August 2014

Has the RDR levelled the playing field for investment trusts?

Recent Articles
  1. Income Options - November 2014
    From Our Publications| Nov 24, 2014

    Income Options - November 2014

    Most investors want income - with the pension changes they may just want investment-based income for longer.

  2. IPO activity bolsters British Empire
    Investments| Nov 19, 2014

    IPO activity bolsters British Empire

    Trust benefits from an ‘abundance’ of corporate deals and listings in the past year.

  3. Biotech trusts poised to capitalise on ‘blockbuster’ drugs
    Alternative Investments| Nov 18, 2014

    Biotech trusts poised to capitalise on ‘blockbuster’ drugs

    Large-cap biotech firms are set to do well in 2015, with a raft of potentially lucrative new drugs.

  4. Mill Group launches first ‘mainstream residential’ Reit
    Nov 17, 2014

    Mill Group launches first ‘mainstream residential’ Reit

    Minimum investment via the crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom is just £1,000.

  5. Henderson trust responds to board spat
    Investments| Nov 17, 2014

    Henderson trust responds to board spat

    Group’s Value Trust issues statement following resignation of chairman Shane Ross.

  6. Winterflood: More trusts to follow British Assets’ lead
    Nov 11, 2014

    Winterflood: More trusts to follow British Assets’ lead

    Investment trust analysts forecast “inflection point” for sector in the face of “pensions revolution”.

  7. Trust sales strategies under fire for holding sector back
    Nov 10, 2014

    Trust sales strategies under fire for holding sector back

    Poor sales and distribution practices barrier to flood of cash entering sector.

  8. Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust sees jump in assets
    Nov 07, 2014

    Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust sees jump in assets

    Trust delivers 9 per cent rise in NAV per share in six months to September 30 as it becomes “largest conventional investment trust in sector”.

  9. Winterflood backs BlackRock trust to bounce back
    Emerging Markets| Nov 07, 2014

    Winterflood backs BlackRock trust to bounce back

    Trust’s share price has suffered even more recently during the sharp market sell-off.

  10. Baillie Gifford’s Whitley sells under pressure companies
    Investments| Nov 06, 2014

    Baillie Gifford’s Whitley sells under pressure companies

    Canon, Japan Tobacco and Yamada Denki are among firms manager has divested holdings in.

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