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News by: Gavin Lumsden

Investment Trust Watch: the funds electrifying investors

by Gavin Lumsden on May 22, 2015 at 14:14

Our weekly roundup highlights the top risers and fallers among investment trusts and which of their shares look cheap or expensive.

Merchants buys Antofagasta in bet on copper revival

by Gavin Lumsden on May 22, 2015 at 08:47

Fund manager Simon Gergel hopes he's found the bottom of the copper market after adding mining giant Antofagasta to the Merchants investment trust.

Why infrastructure can soldier on when rates rise

by Gavin Lumsden on May 21, 2015 at 17:11

After strong returns, big infrastructure funds like HICL face questions over how they will cope when interest rates rise.

What Mark Barnett has done for Edinburgh trust

by Gavin Lumsden on May 21, 2015 at 12:26

Neil Woodford's successor has had a good first year in charge of the Edinburgh investment trust, making a number of new investments.

Barclays hit with £1.5bn fines for currency fixing

by Jonathan Yarker, Gavin Lumsden on May 20, 2015 at 16:58

Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland among six banks fined £3.7 billion for rigging foreign exchange markets.

Foreign & Colonial splashes more cash on defending share price

by Gavin Lumsden on May 20, 2015 at 13:22

Foreign & Colonial, the investment trust that has spent £863 million on share buybacks, steps up efforts to protect its share price.

Hargreaves Lansdown slams hike in FSCS levy

by Gavin Lumsden on May 20, 2015 at 10:41

Investment supermarket criticises Financial Services Compensation Scheme and says its 'crazy' funding system must change.

Inflation: the problem hasn't gone away

by Gavin Lumsden on May 19, 2015 at 17:52

The Bank of England isn't as committed to fighting inflation as it used to be. With inflation in negative territory, this could be a good time for investors to buy protection.

Britain waves goodbye to inflation (for now)

by Jonathan Yarker, Gavin Lumsden on May 19, 2015 at 11:51

The UK has experienced deflation – or falling prices – for the first time since 1960, says the Office for National Statistics.

City property boom helps Land Securities lift FTSE

by Gavin Lumsden on May 19, 2015 at 10:21

The FTSE 100 rallies after advances in the US and Asia, helped by strong results from property developer Land Securities.

The Accumulator: markets see red as strong pound hits returns

by Gavin Lumsden on May 15, 2015 at 22:33

The UK stock market ended a choppy week on a positive note, but overall the post-election euphoria disappeared in the face of turmoil in the bonds market.

Investment Trust Watch: 3i up, Nimrod sinks

by Gavin Lumsden on May 15, 2015 at 14:29

It was a good week for 3i, the private equity giant, and smaller company and equity income trusts but high yielding Nordic Sea Assets is suffering from the oil sector downturn.

Garrett Cox: my £1.3m pay gets attention because I’m a woman

by Gavin Lumsden on May 15, 2015 at 09:32

Katherine Garrett-Cox, the embattled chief executive of Alliance Trust, claims her high pay receives more attention because she's a woman.

All change at Fidelity Asian Values

by Gavin Lumsden on May 15, 2015 at 09:11

Analysts surprised Fidelity Asian Values didn't seek shareholder approval for switching its focus to smaller companies under its new fund manager Nitin Bajaj.

Winterflood drops Scottish Oriental Smaller Cos

by Gavin Lumsden on May 15, 2015 at 08:43

Winterflood analysts remove their recommendation for Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies as star fund manager Angus Tulloch prepares to end his long association with the fund.

Alliance Trust swoops on Stocktrade with £14m deal

by Gavin Lumsden on May 14, 2015 at 11:44

(Update) Global investment trust scales up its Alliance Trust Savings platform with acquisition from stockbroker Brewin Dolphin.

Catch up with the 'Inbetweeners'

by Gavin Lumsden, Robert St George on May 14, 2015 at 00:01

Do the investment trusts launched between 2010 and 2013 deserve your time and money?

Where in the world should you invest after the UK election?

by Gavin Lumsden on May 13, 2015 at 14:34

UK shares jumped after the general election, but is that the whole story? Watch our post-poll guide to global stock markets.

Mark Barnett: bond turmoil will hit share prices

by Gavin Lumsden on May 13, 2015 at 14:14

Fund manager explains why a US interest rate rise is a big challenge for the stock market in a half-year report for Keystone investment trust.

Bank of England postpones rate rise to next May

by Gavin Lumsden on May 13, 2015 at 12:17

Governor Mark Carney indicates interest rates will remain frozen at 0.5% for another year as a result of slowing growth and low inflation.

 

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