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Latest News

Apr 24, 2015

Mature private equity focus needed

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

Investments| Apr 20, 2015

Katherine Garrett-Cox under fire over £1.3m salary

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

Apr 20, 2015

Major investor DC Thomson backs Alliance Trust

Alliance Trust’s third largest shareholder has said it will back the trust as the annual general meeting fast approaches.

Investments| Apr 20, 2015

Woodford conquers £800m trust raising limit

Manager raises revised upper limit of £800m for Patient Capital investment trust - making it the largest investment trust launch ever.

Investments| Apr 20, 2015

Alliance Trust ‘out of order’ for biased AGM voting form

Board criticised for ‘dictatorial’ approach over rival bid to add new directors.

Apr 17, 2015

Alliance Trust appeals to shareholders in letter

Chairman Karin Forseke asked shareholders to question who they trust to run Alliance Trust in a letter that urges them to vote against a shake-up.

Analysis & Opinion

Apr 20, 2015

SNAPSHOT: Alternative assets stay in vogue

The investment trust sector has seen investors favour alternatives.

Proxy voting should be free from meddling antics

John Kenchington| Apr 20, 2015

Proxy voting should be free from meddling antics

There is a case to be heard for making the voting documents for corporate meetings plain and neutral.

Interview| Apr 16, 2015

Firing Line: Wouter Volckaert

A year into having taken the reins of the Henderson Global Trust, Wouter Volckaert talks to Melanie Tringham about his investment journey so far...

Investment trusts: Hearts and minds

Jeff Prestridge| Apr 08, 2015

Investment trusts: Hearts and minds

Investment trusts may not be sexy or faddish, but they offer what others do not.

Recent Articles
  1. Blow for Alliance Trust as PIRC backs proposed directors
    Investments| Apr 14, 2015

    Blow for Alliance Trust as PIRC backs proposed directors

    Corporate governance consultancy PIRC backs proposed new board members, a view which supports Investment Adviser campaign.

  2. Pressure mounts on Alliance Trust
    Investments| Apr 13, 2015

    Pressure mounts on Alliance Trust

    New players add to calls for independent non-executive directors to join the board.

  3. Woodford expands Patient Capital raising limit to £800m
    Investments| Apr 09, 2015

    Woodford expands Patient Capital raising limit to £800m

    Group says initial maximum fundraising aim of £500m needs to be extended due to interest in Neil Woodford’s forthcoming investment trust.

  4. BlackRock Income Strategies adopts multi-asset strategy
    Apr 09, 2015

    BlackRock Income Strategies adopts multi-asset strategy

    The BlackRock Income Strategies Trust, formerly British Assets, has a new objective under multi-asset approach.

  5. John Laing Infrastructure manager Marshall to retire
    Alternative Investments| Apr 07, 2015

    John Laing Infrastructure manager Marshall to retire

    John Laing Infrastructure Fund investment team to be led by Andrew Charlesworth after David Marshall retires on July 1.

  6. Why we back Alliance Trust board nominees
    John Kenchington| Apr 07, 2015

    Why we back Alliance Trust board nominees

    A fresh perspective is needed on the £2.8bn trust after years of lagging rival funds.

  7. Alliance Trust: What are rules on independence?
    Investments| Apr 07, 2015

    Alliance Trust: What are rules on independence?

    The requirements for non-executive directors to be independent.

  8. Alliance Trust investors urge change ahead of vote
    Investments| Apr 07, 2015

    Alliance Trust investors urge change ahead of vote

    Institutions and private shareholders voice support for trio of appointments.

  9. Alliance Trust defends against ‘misleading assertions’
    Apr 02, 2015

    Alliance Trust defends against ‘misleading assertions’

    In the latest move in the dispute between the investment trust and Elliot Advisors, Alliance Trust responds to criticisms on performance and charges.

  10. An open and shut argument
    Apr 01, 2015

    An open and shut argument

    Closed-ended investment trusts and open-ended Oeics both have their pros and cons

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