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News by: Gavin Lumsden

Salmond steps down, PM promises UK shake-up

by Himanshu Singh, Gavin Lumsden, Danielle Levy on Sep 19, 2014 at 16:17

SNP leader Alex Salmond resigns and the prime minister promises constitutional change after Scotland votes to stay in the UK.

Scottish investment trusts leap as referendum cloud lifts

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 19, 2014 at 15:59

Scottish investment trust shares advance as uncertainty over independence recedes. Aberforth Smaller Companies rises over 3%.

Going, going gone! 10 investment trust stories you may have missed

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 19, 2014 at 12:44

Catch up on this summer's investment trust events with our roundup of news, analyst comments and director dealings.

Happy birthday to Investment Trust Insider!

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 18, 2014 at 16:46

Welcome to the twelfth issue of our investment trust e-zine. We've a bumper edition looking at emerging markets and Top Trusts!

Oriel: weak pound makes US trusts attractive

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 17, 2014 at 16:39

The dollar's strength against the dollar is seeing discounts on US investment trusts widen, says Oriel Securities.

Jourdan: why Scotland should have had two votes

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:22

Edinburgh-based fund manager Paul Jourdan says a two-stage referendum would have been better for Scotland and the United Kingdom.

IG Group shuns 'heinous' broker forex fees with new launch

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:18

A new share dealing service from IG Group promises sharper stock prices and lower currency costs.

What are the main risks of an independent Scotland?

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:41

Dispel the Scotch mist hanging over the referendum debate with our video guide to how the breakup of the UK would affect us all. 

Buying opportunity beckons in Scottish trusts

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 12, 2014 at 16:16

Scotland the brave? Share price weakness in some of the investment trusts in Scotland may be creating a buying opportunity.

Electra sets date for showdown with Bramson

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 11, 2014 at 13:28

Electra Private Equity has set a time and place for the shareholders' meeting demanded by activist investor Edward Bramson.

RBS, Lloyds plan England move if Scots vote for independence

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 11, 2014 at 11:22

Bailed-out banks plan to shift their legal domicile from Scotland to England but say jobs and services would not be affected.

Standard Life prepares to move 90% of its business south

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 10, 2014 at 14:17

The Edinburgh-based pension and investment group reiterates its readiness to move its business into England should Scots vote for independence.

How Scottish independence affects investment trusts

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 10, 2014 at 12:31

There are 41 investment trusts incorporated in Scotland that might need to move south to avoid the extra costs and uncertainty of independence.

The cost of investing: what the Woodford saga shows

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 05, 2014 at 17:14

Skandia, the investment group, has inadvertently shone a light into how the cost of investing adds up whether you take advice or buy direct. 

Threadneedle's Brazier gets his alpha male chance at Investec

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 04, 2014 at 11:08

Simon Brazier, the Citywire A-rated Threadneedle fund manager, is taking a team to Investec to run high energy 'alpha' funds.

Standard Life offers £1.75bn Canadian windfall

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 04, 2014 at 09:19

Standard Life shares leap after the pension and investment group sells its Canadian business and promises a big dividend for shareholders.

Woodford lifts Hargreaves through difficult year

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 03, 2014 at 14:10

(Update) Shares in Hargreaves Lansdown tumble as the impact of low interest rates overshadows the fund supermarket's annual results.


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