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Latest News - Michelle McGagh

Infrastructure: hits, misses and high-yield recovery plays

Analysts review opportunities among the depressed share prices of infrastructure investment companies following decision of Gravis Capital to pull its planned fund launch.

Investment trusts dominate AJ Bell’s list of best-selling ISAs

Excluding direct equities, six of the 10 most popular investments on the AJ Bell broking platform in the first quarter were investment trusts.

Fee cut sets BlackRock Smaller apart from rival Throgmorton

BlackRock Smaller Companies puts further clear water between it and rival BlackRock Throgmorton with an overhaul of charges it says would have saved shareholders over £1 million last year.

Unlike: Manchester & London slashes Facebook position

Manchester & London, the tech-heavy, top-performing UK All Companies investment trust of the past year, has more than halved its stake in Facebook.

Mercantile wary 'punitive' market could strike harder

Mercantile manager Guy Anderson says avoiding Provident Financial, Capita and Dixons Carphone was a big help, but 'punitive' response to disappointments could be an even bigger feature this year.

Shin Nippon: Japanese small cap boom has further to go

A combination of positive dynamics have created an environment where Japanese smaller companies can thrive, according to Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon's Praveen Kumar.

UK dividends 'incredibly cheap', says Henderson's Smith

David Smith, manager of Henderson High Income investment trust, tops up on blue-chip dividend payers, arguing even 'defensive' UK stocks are cheap.

JEMI: emerging market income hunt will get easier

The JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income trust has had a challenging search for dividends but manager Omar Negyal believes the situation is improving.

Utilico: goodbye Bermuda, good riddance to big discount

Infrastructure and utilities fund Utilico Emerging Markets re-domiciles from Bermuda to London to become an investment trust, a move it hopes will raise its profile and boost its share price.

Miton UK MicroCap shareholders head for the exit

Shareholders in smaller companies trust run by Gervais Williams and Martin Turner have requested to sell over 10% of their stake in its annual redemption facility.