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Comment & Analysis

Electra wades into £1bn dividend tax row with private investors

Electra Private Equity accused of favouring institutional investors like George Soros with bumper dividend that could land retail shareholders with big tax bills.

Here’s proof that active investment trusts beat passive ETFs

New analysis of investment trust performance challenges Financial Conduct Authority’s conclusion that all active funds are expensive and useless.

Investment Trust Watch: Trump fears hit US trusts

JPMorgan American looks 'cheap' as Trump trade threatens to unwind, while European trusts enjoy rerating as region rallies.

Ian Cowie: rising inflation requires trusty ‘dividend heroes’

The ability of investment trusts to grow dividends year after year should capture a new generation of investors faced by higher inflation.

James Carthew: Indian rupee repeal opens value opportunity

India investment trusts bounced back from the country's shock 'demonetisation' late last year but trade on wide discounts.  

Standard Aberdeen: analysts eye investment trust overlap

Aberdeen Asset Management's takeover by Standard Life could lead to pressure for merger of Dunedin Income Growth and Murray Income.

Lord Rothschild warns 70 years of prosperity at risk

'There could well be a period ahead of us when the avoidance of risk is as high a priority as the pursuit of gain,' warns RIT Capital chairman.   

James Carthew: the private equity relaunch starts here

Turmoil has gripped the private equity sector but with discounts narrowing and money handed to shareholders, a fund raise or new launch can't be ruled out. 

Ian Cowie: my ‘Rumsfeld’ approach to tech & healthcare

Our columnist knows exactly why he invests in Polar Capital Technology and Worldwide Healthcare investment trusts.

John Spiers: 5 trusts for fabulous spaces

A big fan of investment trusts wealth manager John Spiers picks out five specialist funds that have caught his eye.