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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.

Alliance Trust dreams of 'multi-manager' gold after years holding wooden spoon

Global trust begins new era under multi-manager specialist Willis Towers Watson, which has been told to deliver index-beating returns.

Monks follows Scottish Mortgage in fee cut

Global investment trust Monks follows Baillie Gifford stable mate Scottish Mortgage in cutting amount it pays fund manager.

Armitage and Mills press for Strategic Equity Capital exit

Fund managers Ian Armitage and Chris Mills want smaller companies trust to get shareholder approval for share buyback at tight discount.

High yield ship leasing fund seeks £120m for launch

Shipping investment manager Tufton Oceanic raising money for company that will seek to make good returns from buying cheap ships and leasing them out.

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.

BioPharma Credit targets 7% yield from healthcare bonds

The flurry of investment company launches continues with UK's first healthcare bond fund, BioPharma Credit, attracting £610 million.

Marwyn pours £10m into new chemical consolidator

Specialist smaller company fund Marwyn Value Investors turns to the chemicals sector with £10 million investment in Wilmcote Holdings.

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.

Investment Trust Insider 37 is out now!

Can US trusts beat the market? Which smaller company trusts made our experts' top 10? Plus an up-and-coming rival to RIT Capital!