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22 November 2017

Andrew Charlesworth, former manager of John Laing Infrastructure, is looking to raise £200 million for a new investment company focused on North America and Europe.

21 November 2017

Citywire award winner 3i has reported a strong first half with 11% growth in net asset value (NAV), although at least one analyst is questioning the lofty valuation of shares in the private equity giant.

20 November 2017

Fiver per cent yielding UK real estate investment trust looks to double in size with first major share issue and acquisition since its flotation three years ago.

17 November 2017

The sell-off of alternative income trusts has gathered strength, but if these aren't to your taste, you'll struggle to find cheap trusts elsewhere.

17 November 2017

Manager of Henderson Smaller Companies has learned much over the years but is still puzzled why the investment trust's shares trade below asset value.

17 November 2017

The Allianz Technology Trust manager insists high valuations in technology stocks signal the beginning, not the end, of a Fourth Industrial Revolution.

17 November 2017

Fund manager Tim Stevenson temporarily removes gearing, or borrowing, to protect shareholders in 25-year-old investment trust from sudden setback in stock markets.

16 November 2017

Interest rate rises could test the ability of some companies to pay decent dividends. Which equity income trusts would be best placed to survive?

16 November 2017

Property funds are rushing to market. Is investor appetite for high yields strong enough to back an investment trust trying to turn round a portfolio of regional offices and industrial units?

15 November 2017

Shares in £1.1 billion listed infrastructure fund come under further pressure after company calculates it would receive 86% compensation if PFI contracts were cancelled by a Labour government.



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AIC interview with Walter Price, Allianz Technology Trust

Walter Price, Portfolio Manager of Allianz Technology Trust, talks to the AIC about why investors should consider a specialist technology fund, the emerging technologies he is most excited about and his views on the FAANG stocks (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google).

Private equity panel discussion with Andrew Lebus and Richard Hickman

Andrew Lebus, Pantheon International and Richard Hickman, HarbourVest Global Private Equity discuss what private equity offers to investors, the steps taken after the financial crisis and the outlook for private equity following strong performance.

Japan panel discussion with Praveen Kumar, Nicholas Price and Andrew Rose

Praveen Kumar, Manager of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon, Nicholas Price, Manager of Fidelity Japanese Values and Andrew Rose, Manager of Schroder Japan Growth Fund, discuss their investment strategies, the outlook for Japan and where they are finding opportunities.

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