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News by: Gavin Lumsden

Peer-to-peer lending trust raises £250m

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:02

P2P Global Investments underlines the interest in alternative lending after raising £250 million in an over-subscribed C-share issue.

Witan’s Bell to chair new US activist trust

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 27, 2015 at 17:36

US activist fund manager Gamco Investors lines up heavyweight board for launch of Gabelli Value Plus Trust.

Capita: cheap oil, strong dollar to boost dividends

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 26, 2015 at 17:35

Total dividend payments to shareholders will fall this year, says Capita Asset Services, but the underlying picture is encouraging.

Aberdeen howls as Widows makes it top 'Dog'

by Jonathan Yarker, Gavin Lumsden on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:40

Aberdeen Asset Management has highest number of badly performing funds says Tilney Bestinvest in its 'Spot the Dog' study.

Nick Train: takeovers could force Finsbury to go global

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 23, 2015 at 17:10

Manager of Finsbury Growth & Income believes mergers and acquisitions will soar again this year but warns of a sting in the tail for his investors.

Top Trusts Share Watch: Z-Scores, discounts & premiums

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 23, 2015 at 11:00

Our weekly look at investment trust share prices highlights Mark Barnett's Perpetual Income & Growth and the top-performing Biotech Growth.

Markets rally as ECB launches huge QE programme

by Gavin Lumsden, Daniel Grote on Jan 22, 2015 at 17:35

European Central Bank will plough €60 billion into eurozone every month.

How investment trusts beat other types of funds

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 21, 2015 at 16:24

Which type of investment fund is best? New figures show how on average investment trusts can beat rival funds over the long term.

British Assets to become BlackRock Income Strategies

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 16, 2015 at 13:42

Chairman Lynn Ruddick says struggling global income trust will not be a ‘clone’ if shareholders approve a new 'multi-asset' approach.

Alliance Trust: what we stand for

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 16, 2015 at 11:17

Peter Michaelis of Alliance Trust explains how the global fund's focus on sustainable investment should improve shareholder returns.

Sage Smith shows how funds can beat the market

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 15, 2015 at 17:22

Terry Smith, manager of the £3 billion Fundsmith Equity Fund, answers critics who say he pays too much for quality shares.

FTSE dives 2.3% as global growth fears reignite

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 14, 2015 at 17:13

Copper and oil prices tumble after the World Bank cuts its global growth forecasts, sending mining shares plunging.

Black Wednesday as Game Digital plunges on profits warning

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 14, 2015 at 16:40

Game Digital disappoints Neil Woodford and Mark Barnett with a profits warning seven months after the computer games retailer returned to the stock market.

Winterflood's investment trust tips for 2015

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 13, 2015 at 17:39

Winterflood Securities has published its New Year list of investment trust recommendations. We look at 11 investing in shares (equities).

Rolls-Royce has 'serious' problems (as do fund managers)

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 12, 2015 at 16:12

James Anderson, co-manager of the top-performing Scottish Mortgage Trust, berates Britain's biggest manufacturer in his annual presentation.

Top Trusts: my Magnificent Seven!

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 09, 2015 at 08:00

After a Christmas review it's all change on the Citywire Top Trusts portfolio as I sell two investment trusts and buy five more.

P2P loan trust launches £200m share issue

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 08, 2015 at 17:32

P2P Global Investments, one of last year’s biggest investment trust launches, is seeking to double in size with a C-share issue.

RIT Capital Partners reveals stake in Alliance Trust

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 08, 2015 at 10:49

The Rothschild family fund takes a small stake in Alliance Trust, raising the danger level for the underperforming investment company.

Alliance Trust investor backs Charter Savings Bank launch

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 07, 2015 at 15:56

Elliott Management Corporation, the US hedge fund with a stake in Alliance Trust, is behind the latest 'challenger' to high street banks.

Scottish Mortgage promotes Slater to joint manager

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 06, 2015 at 17:11

Scottish Mortgage, the top-performing global investment trust, elevates deputy manager Tom Slater to joint manager alongside James Anderson.


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