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.... It was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100. Nick Train, who runs the investments of the Finsbury Growth & Income investment trust, told his investors on Monday: "It seems certain that the growth of tracker products has accelerated and this brings challenges, possibly existential challenges, for some traditional 'active' managers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Vanguard move sparks price war for personal investors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 12:45:12 PM
.... It was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100. Nick Train, who runs the investments of the Finsbury Growth & Income investment trust, told his investors on Monday: "It seems certain that the growth of tracker products has accelerated and this brings challenges, possibly existential challenges, for some traditional 'active' managers. ...
Giant US fund manager to shake up UK investment market by halving fees image
....Hargreaves Lansdown said: “We don’t comment on our competitors or their propositions. “Our clients tell us they appreciate our extensive range of shares, funds, investment trusts, ETFs [exchange-traded funds] and cash open to them, all in one place, and most of them take advantage of the choice available to invest across multiple fund groups. ...
Standard Life's Aberdeen deal means job losses – but avoids US takeover image
.... Standard Life demutualised in 2006 to escape a mess in endowment mortgages. Aberdeen went to the brink a couple of years earlier by selling split capital investment trusts, a terrible financial product. ...
Five minute guide to tracing your lost financial assets image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 01:57:00 PM
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
....It was not long before another chief executive, Katherine Garrett-Cox also left. She walked away from the investment trust firm Alliance Trust in March when her role became obsolete in a restructuring that followed a long-lasting tussle with activist investors. ...
With interest rates low, investment funds look attractive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 09:30:09 AM
.... He says that the renowned investor Neil Woodford is likely to launch a new equity income fund in the next few months with a greater leaning towards income than his current funds. But don’t just look at funds: there are also investment trusts that look interesting. ...
Property market Brexit effect is simply short-term blip, say analysts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 09:22:00 AM
....3 per cent, giving them added protection. Closed-ended investment trusts such as F&C Commercial Property, Schroder Real Estate and Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust do not need to sell property to cover redemptions, but their shares could fall in value if investors panic and sell. ...
Bank of England warns property is a key risk to economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of July 2016 12:19:19 PM
....To translate that from Bank of England-speak: prices have been too high. The Bank's Financial Stability Report points out that share prices of real estate investment trusts have fallen sharply and warned of the risk of "future marked adjustment in commercial real estate prices". ...
EU referendum makes gold miners and property oligarchs richer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of June 2016 12:36:21 PM
....Investment trusts that help UK investors put their money into foreign assets have done well, as people shift their cash away from assets exposed to the British economy. JP Morgan’s emerging markets, Asian and Chinese investment trusts were all on the rise on Monday, while its US small company fund performed best, up by 3. ...
Income star shines on: Five minute guide to investing in with Neil Woodford image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 04:30:00 PM
.... . This investment trust was always likely to be more volatile and is down 15 per cent over the last year, although performance is now starting to pick up. ...
MPs gave Mike Ashley only a light toasting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of June 2016 06:28:33 PM
.... After the dramatic buildup to the session, the MPs flunked their big moment. RIT Capital Partners’ dalliance with the idea of merging with Alliance Trust, and thereby creating a giant £5bn investment trust in the UK, is over almost before it began. ...
Alliance Trust and RIT call off £5bn merger talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of June 2016 02:17:08 PM
.... Other investors may welcome the change to run a significant amount of assets in a closed ended form - large US based fund management houses may see it as attractive. The well-known investment trust managers in the UK would undoubtedly express an interest, although we would need some convincing that a simple merger with the likes of a Scottish Mortgage or Murray International, for instance is really in the best interests of shareholders and the sector in general. ...
City news: Volkswagen, Co-Op Funeralcare, Alliance Trust and Time Out image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 07:30:00 AM
....________________________________________________________________. ALLIANCE Trust, the Scottish investment firm which overhauled its board after pressure from US investor Elliott Advisors, is facing a takeover by an investment trust chaired by Lord Jacob Rothschild. ...
Tweaking pensions law to save Tata Steel UK would be a risky move image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 07:19:13 PM
.... This smells like trouble. Neil Johnson has been chairman of FTSE 250 investment trust Electra Private Equity for only a fortnight. ...
David Cameron admits he profited from father's Panama offshore trust image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 07:07:28 PM
.... But I was keen in 2010 to sell everything – shares, all the rest of it – so I can be very transparent. I don’t own any part of any company or any investment trust or anything else like that. ...
Cameron had stake in father's trust image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 06:39:39 PM
...."I didn't want to anyone to say you've got other agendas or vested interests," he said. "Samantha and I had a joint account and we owned 5,000 units in Blairmore investment trust which we sold in January 2010, that was worth something like £30,000. ...
Personal savings allowance changes: should I still get a cash Isa? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of March 2016 07:01:10 AM
.... What happens? The interest earned will be split equally between the account holders and will count towards their own allowances. What sort of accounts will come under the allowance? Bank and building society accounts; accounts with providers like credit unions or National Savings and Investments; interest distributions (but not dividend distributions) from authorised unit trusts, open-ended investment companies and investment trusts; income from government or company bonds; interest on peer-to-peer accounts; and most types of purchased life annuity payments. ...
Savers get boost from April tax changes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 09:05:04 PM
....Investors who rely on income from share dividends also face a new tax regime; some will gain, while others will lose heftily. All bank and building society accounts; unit trusts; open ended investment companies; investment trusts; credit unions; government and corporate bonds; peer-to-peer lending. ...
Alliance Trust chairman says all-male board will change image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 02:32:19 PM
....She and former chair Forseke lost a battle with Elliott, the trust’s biggest shareholder, which pushed for change at the top and had two of its nominees appointed to the board last spring. The US hedge fund argued that the group had persistently performed worse than other investment trusts, and also criticised Garrett-Cox’s £1. ...
Tax paid by FTSE 100 firms 'falls by nearly a quarter since 2010' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
....The figures from UHY Hacker Young show that after property and real estate firms, which had an effective rate of just 1. 9% because as real estate investment trusts they do not face corporation tax, the pharmaceutical sector had the lowest average effective tax rate, at 13%. ...
My biotech fund has fallen 20pc since I bought it - should I cut my losses? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 07:59:31 AM
.... . But the Biotech Growth trust, an investment trust listed on the London Stock Exchange, has fared even better. ...
Katherine Garrett-Cox was simply the right person for Alliance Trust at the wrong time image
.... After almost eight years running Alliance Trust, the £3. 3bn investment trust, the one-time “City superwoman” is hanging up her cape. ...
Garrett-Cox to leave Alliance Trust image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 12:39:18 PM
.... . Once dubbed "Katherine the Great" following a career in the City, Ms Garrett-Cox had engaged in a long-running battle with Elliott Advisors over the performance of the Dundee-based investment trust, as well as pay rewards to the chief executive and the then chairwoman Karin Forseke. ...
A portfolio that's 80pc sensible, 20pc fun: build your 'core/satellite' Isa plan image
.... Overall, an investor in our portfolio would hold around 16pc of their money in bonds – a low weighting that gives the portfolio an aggressive edge. The exact amount will vary thanks to the multi-asset RIT Capital Partners investment trust, which we have selected to offer capital protection in times of markets falls. ...
The all-weather 'target' funds that experts tip to protect your cash  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 08:00:47 AM
.... Newton Real Return and Troy Trojan are his top picks for this type of fund. Mr Hollands selected Ruffer Total Return and the investment trust Personal Assets. ...
I'll continue to be an investor in Google and Amazon - if they do no evil image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of February 2016 09:26:15 AM
.... It’s why I’m happy to invest in the company, indirectly. I hold a sizeable chunk of my self-invested personal pension in Scottish Mortgage investment trust. ...
The other 'patient' fund outperforming Neil Woodford offers another chance to invest image
.... • 'Telegraph 25': the definitive list of our favourite investment funds . The investment trust takes a similar approach to Woodford Patient Capital, launched in the same month by star fund manager Neil Woodford, by selecting small companies with explosive potential. ...
'Dedicated capitalist' Lord calls for limits on short-selling image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 31st of January 2016 05:57:39 PM
.... . Lord Vinson, a Conservative peer since 1985, was a director at the private equity firm Electra until 1998 and has sat on the board of numerous investment trusts. ...
Up 300pc in five years: 'This investment story is still intact' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 11:21:41 AM
.... But biotech is hard to ignore given the incredible gains of the past decade, driven by an ageing population and demands for better health care. Leading the charge has been the Biotech Growth investment trust. ...
Value trap or bargain? Out of favour ‘Canada’ investment trust offers 7pc yield  image
. A little known investment trust that buys companies in the commodity-heavy Canadian stock market has moved from a small premium to trade on a 13pc discount over the past six months. ...
No end in sight to the income drought – this is my savings survival plan image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of January 2016 07:17:35 AM
.... . I would put some in conservatively run “equity income” funds (to include some of the investment trusts that have very long records of maintaining or increasing dividends). ...
A chance to buy into US investing guru Gabelli at a discount  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 10:35:03 AM
. A much-heralded investment trust that takes stakes in undervalued American firms is currently trading at the largest discount seen since it launched last year. ...
Experts name the one Isa fund they would back for 2016 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 03:49:47 PM
.... So I have gone for a more general fund which has been out of favour because it has a weighting in the emerging markets - Murray International. This is an investment trust that trades on a small discount at the moment, having in the past been on a large premium. ...
Betting on a rebound? Analysts tip two 'cheap' investment trusts  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 08:17:31 AM
....  . One way to buy shares at a seemingly knock-down price is to put money into an investment trust that is trading at a discount to the value of its assets. ...
Ascential presses ahead with £800m float despite rough market image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 02:08:37 PM
.... . The Guardian’s proceeds from Ascential, of which it owns nearly a third, will bolster the £850m investment trust that covers its losses. ...
My five investment resolutions for 2016 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of January 2016 10:08:48 AM
.... • Newsletter: Get a weekly round-up of investment ideas . The next step is to review the quality of existing investments, whether they are unit trusts, investment trusts, shares or index-tracking investments such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs). ...
Fund tips for 2016: 'My favourite fund is...'  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 11:22:39 AM
.... So I have gone for a more general fund which has been out of favour because it has a weighting in the emerging markets - Murray International. This is an investment trust that trades on a small discount at the moment, having in the past been on a large premium. ...
David Brent office estate in Slough sells for £325m image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 24th of December 2015 09:42:51 AM
.... . The real estate investment trust (REIT) now owns or manages 5. ...
Investment trusts in 2015: which returned 50pc for investors?    image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 10:51:27 AM
.... . Since an investment trust is a company in its own right, investors simply buy shares at the prevailing price. ...
The lessons investors learnt in 2015 (and the threats they should look out for in 2016)  image
.... • Our tracker fund guide highlights the cheapest funds for various stock markets . Actively managed funds that invest in this area include the Fidelity Special Values investment trust and the Standard Life UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund. ...
FTSE 100 predictions: will UK shares reverse their slide in 2016? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 08:00:11 AM
Could this finally be the end of 'free' mass market stockbroking? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 07:03:15 AM
.... . "The direction of travel is towards stockbrokers and fund platforms both offering similar services which are agnostic about the types of investments chosen, whether they are shares, funds, investment trusts, ETFs or whatever. ...
Investors left nursing losses as cautious funds disappoint image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 08:35:48 AM
.... . RIT Capital offers a similar approach but is structured as an investment trust, so the price of the fund depends on stock market sentiment as well as the performance of its assets. ...
Capture Japan's stock market revival at a 10pc discount  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 13th of December 2015 08:22:23 AM
.... . There may still be a chance to capture some of the country’s growth, however, through an investment trust that is undergoing a turnaround in performance – a turnaround that has yet to be recognised by investors, according to brokers. ...
Five offbeat ways to invest in property for higher returns  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 08:12:09 AM
'Three disruptive shares that could change the world' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of December 2015 09:40:02 AM
.... . Here Mr Brodie, who manages the Edinburgh Worldwide investment trust, names the disruptive shares that have caught his eye and are wreaking havoc on more traditional business models. ...
City News: French Connection, Fortnum & Mason, Coral image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 12:46:00 PM
....GALA Coral shrugged off the impact of higher taxes and last year's football World Cup as rapid online growth helped lift annual earnings. The private equity-owned group, which is merging its bookmaking business with Ladbrokes and recently announced the sale of its 130 bingo halls for £241million to investment trust Caledonia Investments, posted a 1 per cent rise in pre-tax earnings to £205. ...
Funding Circle's peer-to-peer trust raises £150m in London Stock Exchange listing image
. Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lender, has listed its small business investment trust on the London Stock Exchange, bringing crowdfunding to the wider investment community for the first time. ...
China's stock market falls: Do these specialist funds offer some protection? image
.... . The Fidelity China Special Situations investment trust, a popular pick with investors, having been launched under the management of legendary investor Anthony Bolton, has returned 34. ...
Alliance Trust chairwoman to step down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of November 2015 10:29:41 AM
....The chair of the embattled investment firm Alliance Trust, Karin Forseke, has said she will step down from her role at the start of next year, the latest high-profile change at the company amid reforms prompted by pressure from activist shareholders. The Dundee-based investment trust, one of the oldest in the UK, announced last month it would implement “significant changes” to deliver better performance, partly by creating a wholly independent board. ...
Alliance Trust chairman Karin Forseke steps down after board shake-up image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 27th of November 2015 09:03:46 AM
.... . As part of the peace deal, FTSE 250-listed Alliance has since agreed to split governance of its investment trust and the listed company, while pledging to cut costs further and appointing two of Elliott’s three preferred candidates to the group board. ...
Investors in Fidelity China face performance fee despite 16pc loss image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 11:36:29 AM
. The Fidelity China Special Situations investment trust is set to charge its shareholders a performance fee despite racking up losses of 16pc. ...
A top performing trust with an income to survive the dividend squeeze image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 08:20:46 AM
.... . Because of these things, an investment trust that can provide a well-supported yield, with much of that income delivered by companies outside the squeezed blue-chip giants, is increasingly attractive. ...
Which 'dividend aristocrat' investment trusts could struggle in the income squeeze? image
.... But how well equipped are they to cope with the current income squeeze? . New analysis from investment trust experts at Canaccord Genuity, the stockbroker, suggests that investors can rest easy – at least for now. ...
This is why you should still hold bond funds in your Isa image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 09:53:33 AM
.... Many investors have been shunning bonds for this reason, seeking out other alternatives to equities that can pay a steady income. Commercial property, peer-to-peer loans, infrastructure investment trusts, complicated instruments like derivatives or simply high-yielding equity income stocks have all taken space in portfolios previously occupied by bonds. ...
When the dust settles: how you can profit from volatile markets image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 08:55:28 AM
.... • Newsletter: Get a weekly round-up of investment ideas . The first of a number of investment trusts on our list, Murray Income invests in UK companies with the aim of producing an above-average income thanks to dividends. ...
How to invest in emerging markets: latest fund tips  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 01:03:15 PM
.... Options include Scottish Mortgage and Murray International. Both are investment trusts, listed on the London Stock Exchange like any other share. ...
Three ways to get your investments to pay you a monthly salary image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 08:26:12 AM
.... But fund managers are now moving to a more frequent payout. A third of investment trusts now pay dividends quarterly, compared with 17pc five years ago. ...
How to invest like ... JD Rockefeller, the richest man who ever lived image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of November 2015 09:12:09 AM
.... . Mark Dampier, a fund expert at Hargreaves Lansdown, the investment shop, also named Nick Train of the Lindsell Train Global Equity fund and Finsbury Growth & Income investment trust, David Dudding of Threadneedle European Select and Rory Powe, who manages the GLG Continental Europe fund. ...
Electra: an election on a flimsy platform image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of November 2015 09:51:41 PM
This Asian trust is rated a buy - and available at a 10pc discount image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 30th of October 2015 08:17:57 AM
.... . Shares in Asian Total Return, an investment trust that holds shares from companies from across Asia, taking in India and Australia, are currently available at a discount of 9. ...
In-demand property investment available at  7pc discount  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 08:28:47 AM
.... . TR Property, an investment trust which holds mainly in property shares, has slipped from trading on a small premium to a discount of 7pc since the end of August, shown in the chart below. ...
Aberdeen Asset Management would be foolish to sell itself now image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 08:27:30 PM
.... He co-founded the firm in 1983 with £10,000 of equity. It faced its darkest hour following the split capital investment trust scandal in the early 2000s, when small investors had their savings wiped out and Aberdeen was pushed to the brink of administration. ...
Bingo revival prompts takeover of Gala clubs by Cayzer family trust image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of October 2015 10:53:48 AM
. An investment trust that manages most of the wealth of one of Britain’s richest families will become Britain’s biggest bingo operator in a £241m deal to buy Gala Bingo. ...
Gala Bingo clubs bought for £241m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of October 2015 08:00:04 AM
. The UK's largest High Street bingo operator, Gala, is being taken over by investment trust Caledonia for £241m. ...
18 investment trusts that yield 4pc or more image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 06:47:14 AM
. Income investors who prefer investment trusts, savings vehicles that have been around since the Victorian era, can still find plenty of opportunities, with 18 yielding at least 4pc. ...
Hinkley Point power station makes no sense on so many levels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of October 2015 06:47:50 PM
....“Ill-judged, ill-informed and ill-founded. ” This is not usually how chairmen of investment trusts talk about claims made by their largest shareholder. ...
7pc yield – and it’s backed by the state image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 07:03:13 AM
.... . That yield, however, is currently available from an in-demand investment trust – and researchers at Canaccord Genuity, the broker, last week rated it a “buy”. ...
Rare discount for this emerging market trust paying 5.2pc image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 18th of October 2015 06:39:04 AM
. For those still sold on the long-term story in emerging markets, a respected investment trust with a defensive stance is trading at a discount. ...

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