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ScotGems squeezes to market with minimum £50m flotation

Modest support for Stewart Investors’ new global smaller companies’ trust partly offset by news of legendary US small-cap investor James Findlay joining the board.

Aurora fund manager bids for full control of Hornby

Aurora, the turnaround UK investment trust, takes 9% stake in Hornby as its fund manager launches mandatory bid for struggling toy train and car maker.

Hurricane share slump hits activist Crystal Amber

Crystal Amber, the activist investment fund backed by Mark Barnett and Neil Woodford, blames drop in its shares on Hurricane Energy, its largest holding.

Investment Trust Watch: biotech boom throws up 'bargains'

Biotech trusts are looking 'cheap' as their shares struggle to keep pace with a big rally sparked by hopes of softer US reforms.

Ian Cowie: my best Brexit lesson is Patient Capital

Only a plonker would sell Woodford Patient Capital now! That said, there’s no harm hoping the weaker pound from Brexit gives this high profile trust a much-needed boost.

Aurora: why we chose Easyjet as our big Brexit bet

Phoenix Asset Management Partners, the deep value investors reviving former trust dud Aurora, explain why they made low-cost airline their flag carrier.

Invesco's Mustoe: Europe is the standout opportunity

Invesco Perpetual Select Global Equity Income manager Nick Mustoe explains why European cyclicals look attractive.

NextEnergy Solar eclipses target with £126m raise

High yielding Guernsey-based investment company beat its £100 million target in an oversubscribed placing as investor interest in renewable energy heats up.

Vincent Devlin departs BlackRock Greater Europe

Co-manager for nine years leaves BlackRock with Stefan Gries stepping in to work with Sam Vecht on the £322 million investment trust.

Supermarket Income Reit targets £200m launch

Two former Goldman Sachs bankers will advise company on how to exploit ‘compelling’ opportunity in supermarket real estate and generate inflation-linked yield of 5.5%.