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Dec 19, 2014

RIT Capital Partners in deal for GVO Investment Management

Specialist fund manager to be acquired less than 18 months after it was bought by Hansa Aktiengesellschaft.

Dec 16, 2014

Ian Barrass: we are ‘halfway through’ turnaround

Ahead of a vote on the future of his Henderson Value Trust, manager Ian Barrass says he needs more time.

Dec 02, 2014

Markets slump triggers evasive manoeuvers on cancer trust

Trust that helps to fight cancer moves to protect investors from market falls and limit losses.

Nov 28, 2014

New Rodrigs investment trust raises £50m

River and Mercantile has raised just half of its £100m target for its new UK Micro Cap investment trust.

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.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Winter Investment Monitor - December 2014| Dec 15, 2014

Alternatives flourish in 2014

We take a look at investment trusts as an option for alternative investments.

Dec 08, 2014

Snapshot: Asia-focused trusts outperform peers

Investment trusts targeting India are among the best performers for the year to date.

Dec 08, 2014

Snapshot: Trusts are taking an alternative route

Investment trust structure provides easier access to more niche investment opportunities.

Dec 08, 2014

Fund Review: Advance Frontier Markets Fund

Manager Andrew Lister explains why investing in third party funds is a ‘logical’ approach to tackling frontier markets.

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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. From Insurance| Dec 04, 2014

    The dark knight

    Uncertainty about future demand, concerns about the global recovery and changes in regulation have cast a long shadow over the UK financial...

  2. Morningstar View: Boards wake up to diversity
    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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Lindsell Train takes out life insurance on managers
    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”.

  7. Henderson Value Trust to increase dividend for 2014
    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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