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Sarah Godfrey: do investment trust discounts matter?

Share price discounts are no piece of cake. Some investors love them, others hate them while boards struggle with how to deal with them.

Go USA! Baillie Gifford managers eye ‘unique’ growth prospects

Gary Robinson and Andrei Kiselev, managers of the new Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust (USA), explain why they are not put off by lofty stock market valuations.

Activist Sherborne stuns City in swoop on Barclays

Edward Bramson's Sherborne Investors lines up its biggest target yet with a 5.16% stake in Barclays and a statement of intent regarding its potential turnaround.

James Carthew: the economics of storing energy in batteries

James takes a closer look at the background to the planned launch of the Gore Street Energy Storage Fund and how renewables funds can use batteries to supplement their income.

Rothschilds’ fintech trust misses IPO target

Augmentum Capital, the finch investor spun out of the Rothschilds’ RIT Capital Partners, raised £94 million, below the £125 million sought in its initial public offer of shares.

Trust Watch: Shires Income hit by Aviva pref attack

We have a new format, analysing the big risers and fallers of the week as well as those investment trusts looking cheap or dear after moves in their share prices.

Morse puts on the ‘shorts’ at Fidelity European Values

Concern over the ‘relentless climb’ in stock markets saw manager Sam Morse raise his bets against company share prices in his £1 billion portfolio.

Brenda Dean, Empiric Student and RESI chairman, dies

Former trade unionist and Labour peer, who built a career in property and chaired two real estate investment trusts, has died aged 74.

JPMorgan Claverhouse buys Scottish Mortgage stake

Fund manager William Meadon takes unusual step of adding Scottish Mortgage Trust to the UK equity income portfolio while its board announces measures to curb volatility in its share price.

Ian Cowie: I’m selling Russia trust as hostilities mount

The war of words between Britain and Russia after the attempted murder of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter has led me to sell a long-standing holding in my ‘forever fund’.