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Latest News - Michelle McGagh

Rachel Beagles voted new AIC chairman

Chair of Securities Trust of Scotland replaces Peter Arthur at head of Association of Investment Companies, the third woman in a decade to take the role.

Infrastructure funds face new windfall tax threat from Labour

Labour MP Stella Creasy’s proposal for a windfall tax on companies benefiting from PFI contracts marks a ‘credible’ shift in Opposition thinking, says Jefferies analyst Matthew Hose.

CatCo hikes reserves and eyes fund raise after hurricanes

Catco Reinsurance Opportunities sets aside another 14% of assets to pay for hurricane damage but considers raising more money as investors seek to exploit higher insurance rates.

Worldwide Healthcare: the next big breakthrough

Sam Isaly, veteran manager of Worldwide Healthcare Trust for 22 years, discusses his long career and prospects for medical discoveries.

European small caps bask in the sun of recovery

Smaller companies in Europe are a great play on the global economy, says Ollie Beckett, manager of the top-performing TR European Growth trust.

Cheap platforms for buy-and-hold investment trust investors

Investment trust investors can drive down their annual platform costs to just 0.1% - a ‘steal’ according to one expert - by restricting themselves to just four trades a year.

Rothschild's RIT Capital sells Rockefeller stake

Tie-up between two of the world's best-known banking dynasties comes to an end as Jacob Rothschild's RIT Capital investment trust sells stake in Rockefeller & Co.

John Newlands joins New City High Yield board

Investment trust analyst takes on his first appointment as a non-executive director since retiring from wealth manager Brewin Dolphin in June.

Witan Pacific buoyed by Asian earnings rebound

The smaller sister to global multi-manager fund giant Witan has enjoyed a good six months with the Asia Pacific region boosted by a recovery in China.

TR European Growth storms back after Brexit wobble

Ollie Beckett's European smaller companies trust beats rivals over one, three and five years after enjoying a strong rebound after the initial Brexit shock.