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Latest News - Charles Cade

With a whimper or a bang? Why subscale trusts just fade away

Perhaps the most challenging problem facing the investment companies sector is trading liquidity. There are numerous small funds that have simply fallen off the radar of most investors and are trading on wide discounts.

The best emerging market investment trusts you have never heard of

Many esoteric closed-end funds were launched between 2005/07 to exploit emerging growth. Many were dubious, but after corporate action we are starting to see the winners come through.

Global growth trusts discover their mojo

‘Sleepy’ is an adjective commonly used by journalists to describe the Global Growth investment trust sector. This might have been true in the 1990s when most of these funds were little more than quasi-index trackers, with separately managed regional portfolios and a huge number of stocks.

How to play the listed private equity arbitrage

Eighteen months ago, the listed Private Equity (PE) Fund of Funds sector was in distress due to leveraged portfolios and high levels of unfunded commitments.

Charles Cade: Trust liquidity traps threaten sector survival

Trading constraints mean trusts will struggle to compete with exchange traded funds/open-ended funds for rapid asset allocation.

Charles Cade: Where to find the re-rating opportunities in listed property

Last year was a volatile period for both direct property and listed property fund valuations in the UK.

Charles Cade: How to pick trusts for income security

With UK base rates at record lows of 0.5%, what are the options for investors seeking a secure, stable income?

Charles Cade: Difficult issues - the art of launching shares at discount

Most investment companies trade on discounts, making them difficult to grow, however good their performance record. This can be frustrating for managers as capital can only be raised when an asset class or management style is in favour, usually after strong performance

Citywire TV
Play Gervais Williams: the real reason to worry about Quindell

Gervais Williams: the real reason to worry about Quindell

Citywire AA-rated manager Gervais Williams has argued that sentiment is the true danger to Quindell.

Play AA-rated Lofthouse: 'maverick' tobacco settlements won't stop M&A

AA-rated Lofthouse: 'maverick' tobacco settlements won't stop M&A

Henderson International Income trust manager Ben Lofthouse shares his thoughts on recent developments in the tobacco sector in this video.

Profiles
Profile: Quilter Cheviot boss Baines sees more consolidation ahead

Profile: Quilter Cheviot boss Baines sees more consolidation ahead

Nineteen months on from the merger of Quilter Cheviot chief executive Martin Baines says the deal is now paying dividends.

Profile: how Matthew Butcher is carving a new role at Dart Capital

Profile: how Matthew Butcher is carving a new role at Dart Capital

The wealth management industry is undergoing a profound period of change: whether it wants to admit it or not.