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Bankers trust to cut UK stocks amid Brexit uncertainty

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:29

Global investment trust looks to bring down UK exposure to a fifth of the portfolio as Brexit casts shadow.

Barclays props up FTSE as Centrica's divi disappoints

by Daniel Grote on Feb 23, 2017 at 10:56

A tripling of profits at Barclays helps support FTSE 100, offsetting slide in Centrica shares as its flat dividend underwhelms.

Polar Capital and the quest for income from healthcare

by James Carthew on Feb 23, 2017 at 07:15

A goal of income growth has held back performance of Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust. Its successor may take a new approach.

The Expert View: Lloyds, Serco & Weir

on Feb 23, 2017 at 05:01

Our roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Intercontinental Hotels and Metro Bank.

Lloyds boosts FTSE as profits hit 10-year high

by Daniel Grote on Feb 22, 2017 at 17:00

Lloyds helps FTSE 100 regain 7,300 after hiking annual dividends. Investors also pleased by upgrade to UK's growth in fourth quarter.

Unilever promises urgent review after Kraft bid

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 22, 2017 at 16:44

Shares in consumer goods giant jump on pledge of swift assessment of growth options after rejection of Kraft Heinz's $143 billion bid.

Jupiter's Darwall reviews laggards amid poor run

by Daniel Grote on Feb 22, 2017 at 13:10

Jupiter European Opportunities manager Alexander Darwall reviews poorly-performing holdings after 'poor' run for investment trust.

The Expert View: HSBC, Bovis & Vodafone

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 22, 2017 at 05:01

Our daily round-up of analyst commentary on shares, including Capita and Galliford Try.

Women trust directors double in five years

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 22, 2017 at 00:01

Gender equality is making a mark on investment trusts yet only one in five directors of closed-end funds are women, according to new study.

Chris Mills attempts to pinch Strategic Equity Capital

by Daniel Grote on Feb 21, 2017 at 14:52

Managers of smaller companies trust rebuff veteran investor after he approaches shareholders following exit of Stuart Widdowson.

Pound's fall hides UK's lagging dividend performance

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:52

Report by fund group Henderson highlights weak pound's impact on UK dividends, which trailed growth in other markets last year.

Vanguard calls for 'health warnings' on pricey funds

by Joshua Thurston on Feb 21, 2017 at 09:38

Expensive funds should carry warning that high charges can damage investors' financial health, says low-cost funds provider.  

HSBC drags down FTSE as profits plunge

by Daniel Grote on Feb 21, 2017 at 09:24

Bank tumbles to bottom of FTSE 100 after reporting 62% drop in profits, hurt by private banking restructuring.

SME Loan Fund plans break with GLI in bid for scale

by Daniel Grote on Feb 21, 2017 at 08:30

Small direct lending trust plans to sever ties with founder GLI Finance in attempt to boost assets.

The Expert View: Unilever, Merlin and Tullow Oil

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 21, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including BGEO and Hammerson.

Peter Spiller: the king of capital preservation

by Danielle Levy on Feb 21, 2017 at 00:01

Fund manager Peter Spiller has run defensive Capital Gearing Trust for 35 years, making him the original 'multi-asset' global investor.

Unilever slides as Kraft Heinz abandons $143bn chase

by Danielle Levy on Feb 20, 2017 at 14:56

Hostile response spooks Kraft backers Warren Buffett and Jorge Paulo Lemman into pulling support for bid, sending Unilever shares lower.

Bad BAT tax reform would 'decimate' US importers

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 20, 2017 at 13:41

Trump administration plans for radical ‘border adjustment tax’ (BAT) would be massive policy error for the US, fund managers warn.

Alpha Real dismisses £25m bid for property trust

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 20, 2017 at 12:32

IMPT's largest shareholder believes the Hansteen offer 'substantially undervalues' the trust's portfolio

RBS tops FTSE as Williams & Glyn sale shelved

by Daniel Grote on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:51

RBS jumps to top of FTSE 100, offsetting Unilever's slide, as investors welcome plans to shelve sale of Williams & Glyn branches.

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