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Witan outperformance prompts divi rise for 39th consecutive year

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 12, 2014 at 10:11

Good performance from Witan in 2013 was the backstop for a 39th consecutive annual dividend increase for the investment trust.

Nick Sketch: investment trusts with an edge in income

by Nick Sketch on Mar 12, 2014 at 00:01

Four themes have deterred income-seekers from investing in investment trusts (ITs) in recent times

Around the world with Bruce Stout

by Robert St George on Mar 11, 2014 at 11:24

Bruce Stout shares his thoughts on the world’s major markets in a typically forthright fashion after a difficult year for his Murray International Trust.

Ruffer: three interestingly cheap stocks

by Robert St George on Mar 11, 2014 at 11:09

Hamish Baillie and Steve Russell of the Ruffer investment trust have tipped value investing to shine against a backdrop of earnings disappointments.

Citi: nothing ‘plausible’ about Scottish independence

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 10, 2014 at 14:21

As the debate on Scottish independence rages on Citi has weighed in, saying the nation would probably lose its AAA-rating if it breaks free from the rest of the UK.

Woodford pick Raven Russia hikes dividend

by Robert St George on Mar 10, 2014 at 09:52

Raven Russia, a £565 million fund focused on Russian warehouses that has long been one of Neil Woodford’s favourite trusts, has reported strong annual results despite turmoil in the country.

HgCapital suffers from cash drag and writedowns

by Robert St George on Mar 10, 2014 at 09:36

The £441 million HgCapital Trust has announced disappointing results for 2013, thanks in part to its heavy cash weighting.

Activist investor tries to close clean-energy fund

by Robert St George on Mar 07, 2014 at 11:28

Richard Bernstein, manager of the Crystal Amber trust, has moved to wind up a clean-energy fund in which he invests.

Alliance Trust builds English base amid Scottish uncertainty

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 07, 2014 at 07:57

The 126-year old trust is working on registering companies in England ahead of the Scottish referendum on independence in September.

Allianz cuts tech trust fees after huge 2013 payout

by Robert St George on Mar 06, 2014 at 09:58

The RCM Technology Trust has lowered both its annual management charge and its performance fee.

RIT Capital earmarks £400m for absolute return strategies

by Robert St George on Mar 06, 2014 at 09:35

RIT Capital Partners, the £2.4 billion investment trust, has dramatically increased its debt in order to allocate more to absolute return strategies.

Citywire Selection review: eight in, seven out - who made the cut?

by Jonathan Miller on Mar 06, 2014 at 07:00

Eight funds have been added and seven removed in our bi-annual review of Citywire Selection.

Oil: the case for unconventional investing

by Robert St George on Mar 05, 2014 at 13:37

Ian Smith, manager of the New City Energy fund, explains why he has taken his portfolio in an unconventional direction.

Income hunt: innovative investors turn to unconventional sources

by Eleanor Lawrie on Mar 05, 2014 at 09:51

In an environment where cash and Western government bonds yield so little, investors have to be innovative.

Why a star loan investor is reshaping his exceptional fund

by Robert St George on Mar 04, 2014 at 10:22

Geoff Miller, chief executive of GLI Finance, explains how and why he is reshaping a portfolio that has delivered exceptional returns.

BlackRock's Richard Plackett to take six-month sabbatical

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 04, 2014 at 07:32

BlackRock UK Special Situations fund manager Richard Plackett is taking a six-month sabbatical.

Jeremy Tigue to end 17-year reign on Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 04, 2014 at 07:30

Paul Niven will replace Tigue on the £2 billion trust on 1 July.

Trust Insider: all-you-can EIT - 2014's best euro strategy

by James Carthew on Mar 04, 2014 at 00:01

Edinburgh Investment is both the best performing and most deeply European discounted trust of 2014. What gives?

What does Woodford’s new venture mean for UK fund management?

by Eleanor Lawrie on Mar 03, 2014 at 15:16

The star manager looks set to attract billions after revealing he is to run another equity income fund.

Loan dangers: sentiment turns on the fixed-income alternative

by Robert St George on Mar 03, 2014 at 12:49

Several large investors are souring on loans as a fixed-income alternative.

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