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Comment & Analysis

Ian Cowie: investment trusts will stand the test of time

The enduring power of trusts like Henderson Smaller Companies provides the necessary inspiration to avoid being depressed by Brexit.

Henderson’s ‘alternative’ trust looks a good bet

Bargain hunters worried about fragile stock markets could consider an ‘each-way bet’ on Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust as its shares trade 13% below net asset value.

James Carthew: the interesting pitch of The People's Trust

The fund intends to produce ‘better returns for you and a better impact on society’. Where have we seen that before?

Investment Trust Watch: perfect storm for disaster fund

Shares in Catco Reinsurance Opportunities have tumbled on fears the fund could be hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Mexico's earthquake.

Sphere tumbles after pinning hopes on Woodford rescue

Troubled diagnostics firm Sphere Medical says it will run out of cash unless it delists from the Alternative Investment Market to secure more funding from Neil Woodford.

Ian Cowie: don’t be biased, look overseas

Whatever happens to Brexit, investors should diversify beyond the UK.

Daniel Godfrey: The People’s Trust really can deliver

Former investment chief rebuts criticism of his new multi-manager fund and urges anyone who cares about long-term investing to back its launch.

James Carthew: UK income trusts standing out from the crowd

UK equity income is a competitive sector with many good funds and managers competing for investor attention.

Ian Cowie: betting on the US has served me proud

The strength of this ageing US-led bull market is evident in way investors have shrugged off military brinkmanship between Trump and Kim Jong-un.

James Carthew: how the two social housing Reits compare

The successful launches of Triple Point and Civitas testify to growing investor interest in social housing, although the real estate investment trusts are quite different.