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Latest News - Gavin Lumsden

Ranger Direct chairman resigns in boardroom exodus

Chairman Christopher Waldron and two directors are to resign as rebel shareholders tighten their grip on troubled investment company which last week announced it would wind up and return money to investors.

Investment Trust Watch: make a BEE-line for this Baring trust

Baring Emerging Europe, the last trust standing in its sector, trades on a wide discount and offers diversification for contrarian investors.

Why investment trusts are great for income

‘Gavatar’ continues his quick beginners’ guides to investment trusts, explaining why they offer big advantages to income investors.

Shock as BlackRock Emerging Europe forced into wind-up

Strong performing investment trust faces liquidation after investors tender 61% of the shares and board responds by offering full cash exit to all shareholders.

Lindsell Train: the ‘ten-bagger’ trust with a nine-year future?

Nick Train’s highly rated global investment trust notches up another successful 12 months, achieving ten-fold rise in its shares over 17 years. Concern about succession issues at its fund manager continue to worry chairman Julian Cazalet, however.

Ranger Direct Lending agrees to wind up after Ares flees

(Update) Board of beleagured loan fund surrenders to investors’ demands to wind up company and return money to shareholders after Ares Capital Management said it did not want to be its new fund manager.

FCA circles as Invesco loses supporter in attack on Enhanced Income board

(Update) Invesco Perpetual Enchanced Income says it has been contacted by the City regulator over its controversial dispute with fund manager Invesco Perpetual.

James Carthew: the perverse discounts on private equity

Shares in some private equity investment trusts are too cheap given the high prices they achieve on the sale of mature portfolios.

Investment Trust Watch: European Assets really cheap!

Our figures do not lie: shares in popular, high yielding European smaller companies trade below asset value, one of several interesting bargains this week.

Payout hopes lift Better Capital 2012 as Moulton fund sells Northern Aerospace

Long-suffering shareholders in Jon Moulton’s Better Capital 2012 receive rare item of good news as private equity company announces agreement to sell Northern Aerospace, one of its few remaining holdings, for £44 million.