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20 Aug 2014
The healthy dividend yield and mixture of exposure to both debt and equity means that the Aberdeen Latin American Income Trust offers investors ‘a unique proposition’, according to Charles Tan, investment trust analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald.
19 Aug 2014
A 'yes' vote in the Scottish independence referendum would have a ‘major material impact’ on the UK stock market, according to Richard Buxton, manager of the £1.5 billion Old Mutual UK Alpha fund.
19 Aug 2014
A new investment vehicle fronted by former England football manager Terry Venables ‘should not be marketed to private investors as it is not suitable for them’, argued Jason Hollands, managing director at Bestinvest.
18 Aug 2014
The RCM Technology Trust, a £140 million vehicle managed by Walter Price which has returned £4,000 for every £1,000 invested since1995, will henceforth be known as the Allianz Technology Trust.
15 Aug 2014
Sebastian Lyon, manager of the £2.3 billion Troy Trojan fund, has disclosed that he has been reducing his holdings in technology giant Microsoft, having held the shares since 2010.
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13 Aug 2014
Shares in UK-listed house builders offer real value at present despite the negativity that has surrounded those stocks as investors anticipate interest rates rising, according to Job Curtis, manager of the £1.2 billion City of London investment trust (LON:CTY).
13 Aug 2014
Fund supermarket Hargreaves Lansdown has announced a raft of changes to the charges and services available on its Vantage platform.
12 Aug 2014
Andrew Bell, chief executive of the £1.5 billion Witan Investment Trust (LON:WTAN), which has returned 11 per cent over the past year, compared with 4 per cent for the AIC Global Investment Trust sector, believes that UK equity investors should focus on investments that do better as sterling weakens next year.
11 Aug 2014
Star small-cap fund manager Harry Nimmo, whose £1.2 billion Standard Life UK Smaller Companies fund has been a bastion of many private investors' portfolios for many years, has outlined the stocks that he has bought and sold for the fund so far this year.
7 Aug 2014
Nick Greenwood, manager of Miton Worldwide Growth Investment Trust (LON:MWGT), which invests in other investment trusts, has been slowly diluting his holdings in Eurozone trusts this year, but believes there is one left that is worth keeping for the very long term.
6 Aug 2014
Many private equity funds are expected to report positive returns of '3 to 8 per cent' for the first half of 2014 when their interim results start appearing next week, according to analysis from broker Oriel Securities.
5 Aug 2014
Neil Woodford, the high profile fund manager who has raised £2.3 billion in two months for his new CF Woodford Equity Income fund, has revealed the reasons why he has invested in Royal Mail (LON:RMG) shares.
4 Aug 2014
Dale Nicholls, who succeeded the veteran Anthony Bolton as manager of the Fidelity China Special Situations investment trust (LON:FCSS), has outlined the sectors that he believes will offer best value for investors in that country as the economy slows down.
30 Jul 2014
The world's oldest investment trust Foreign & Colonial (LON:FRCL) has raised its annual dividend for the 44th year in a row.
24 Jul 2014
Bruce Stout, manager of the £1.4 billion Murray International (LON:MYI) investment trust, continues to hold a robustly bearish view of the global economy, warning investors that in the current market ‘capital preservation is key'.
22 Jul 2014
Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbone Unit Trust Management, has told What Investment that the new retail bond issued by litigation financier Burford Capital is only suitable for investors with a higher than average risk profile.