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30 January 2017

The UK economy has performed better than expected after the Brexit vote and small companies look cheap, say trust managers. 

30 January 2017

Fund manager Mark Whitehead says a freer investment policy enabled him to improve returns from Securities Trust of Scotland.

27 January 2017

Analysts welcome agreement by US activist hedge fund to sell 19.75% stake in Alliance Trust, ending hostilities with Dundee-based global fund.

27 January 2017

With many investment trusts on all-time highs we look at what bargain hunters at Hawskmoor Investment Management have been bagging.

26 January 2017

Invesco Perpetual's Mark Barnett tops the list of fund managers counting the cost of BT's shock revelations about its Italian business.

26 January 2017

Finsbury Growth & Income manager apologises for Pearson investment for second AGM running and admits he is torn over what to do.

26 January 2017

TOC Property Backed Lending Trust is the latest specialist debt investment company launch, targeting income-hungry investors.

25 January 2017

Killik & Co's Mick Gilligan highlights five real estate investment trusts that should prove robust to any fallout from Brexit.

25 January 2017

US hedge fund Elliott Capital and near 20% shareholder could take part in share buybacks if it asked to, says Alliance board.

25 January 2017

Matthew Read looks at the launch of new investment company aiming to take ‘constructive activist approach’ to the reviving oil and gas sector.

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Securities Trust of Scotland Manager Update

Mark Whitehead, Portfolio Manager of Securities Trust of Scotland, discusses the outlook for markets, the stocks he’s finding attractive and the trust’s recent evolution to an unconstrained investment approach.

What are the prospects for markets and the investment company industry in 2017?

The AIC talks to Bruce Stout, manager of Murray International, Peter Ewins, manager of F&C Global Smaller Companies and James Henderson, manager of Lowland, Law Debenture and Henderson Opportunities, about what 2017 may have in store for the investment company industry.

Understanding subscription shares

Claire Dwyer of Fidelity Personal Investing explains about Investment Company subscription shares, and how shareholders should approach them.

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