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Electra Private Equity has turned down activist shareholder Sherborne Investors Management's requests for a change of directors and strategy at the trust.

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

John Yakas and Nick Brind, managers of the £184 million Polar Capital Global Financials trust, have argued that banks will soon have to begin returning capital to shareholders.

The Edinburgh Investment Trust has increased its maximum permitted gearing to 25% and refinanced a £100 million credit facility.

Brokerage Tullett Prebon has revealed that it will retain Terry Smith as a consultant for the next two years.

Renewable energy is attracting a lot of investor interest, so I headed to the UK's largest solar farm to find out more.

The annual management fee on the £355 million TR European Growth trust has been increased.

The global equity income sector only used to have a couple of members but in recent years it has been expanding as new funds have been launched and others have broadened their remits.

Blackstone is seeking to raise more than £150 million for a new closed-ended fund focused on collateralised loan obligations (CLOs).

The annual management fee on the £283 million Keystone Investment Trust, run by Mark Barnett, has been reduced.

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