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Latest News - Gavin Lumsden

Independent: the best and cheapest trust of 2017

Independent, the best performing investment trust last year with a shareholder return of 71%, is also one of the cheapest after its stellar growth helped cut shareholders’ annual costs to just 0.25%.

Ballot box verdicts loom for Artemis Alpha and 23 rivals

Artemis Alpha one of 24 investment trusts anxiously hoping to keep shareholders sweet ahead of continuation votes this year.

Sandy Nairn returns to Templeton by selling Edinburgh Partners to Franklin

Franklin Templeton Investments has bought Edinburgh Partners in a move that brings the boutique’s founder back into the US group’s fold and trebles its range of investment trusts.

Infrastructure funds activate Carillion emergency plans

(Update) HICL Infrastructure, International Public Partnership and John Laing Infrastructure rush to find replacement public sector contractors after Carillion's liquidation but play down the impact of its collapse on their funds.

Carillion collapse, Corbyn rise put infrastructure in play

Liquidation of public sector contractor has checked recent recovery of listed infrastructure funds, which look interesting for those who can stomach the political risks.

Tom Slater: is it time to sell Scottish Mortgage Trust?

Co-manager poses the question many shareholders ask themselves after 10 years in which the global investment trust has quadrupled their money.

Henderson Alternative buys stake in hot property manager

Ahead of a crucial shareholder continuation vote this month, managers of Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust discuss their bright ideas, including new stake in AIM-listed manager of PRS real estate investment trust.

Burford Capital eyes bond launch to support legal boom

Legal financier backed by fund managers Mark Barnett and Neil Woodford considers issuing another retail bond to support its rapid growth.

Strategic Equity Capital slashes fund manager fees

UK smaller companies trust rocked by departure of star manager Stuart Widdowson last year negotiates big cut in fees to GVQ Investment Management.

Blockchain fund plans send TMT shares into orbit

Bitcoin fever has struck TMT Investments with shares in the small technology venture capitalist jumping 55% since announcing plans for a blockchain fund last month.