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24 March 2017

Electra Private Equity accused of favouring institutional investors like George Soros with bumper dividend that could land retail shareholders with big tax bills.

23 March 2017

EJF Capital plans to launch a high yielding portfolio of financial bonds as a London-listed investment company.

23 March 2017

Treasury scraps plan to raise £600 million by turning portfolio of state-backed loans into a high-yielding investment trust.

22 March 2017

Infrastructure investment trust exceeds £205 million target size in its first formal fund raising for four years.

22 March 2017

JPMorgan European Smaller Companies manager Jim Campbell takes personal leave, with Franceso Conte and Edward Greaves managing in his absence.

21 March 2017

Star manager of Lindsell Train and Finsbury Growth & Income investment trusts says attempted Kraft bid for Unilever should be a ‘wake-up’ call to investors.

21 March 2017

Liverpool-based investment manager Alan Borrows plans to retire this year, ending nearly four decades of pension and balanced fund management.

20 March 2017

Keystone investment trust looks to the next generation of Invesco Perpetual managers as Mark Barnett steps back.

20 March 2017

Smaller company and private equity specialist Downing looks to raise up to £100 million for first investment trust under star manager Judith MacKenzie.

17 March 2017

Praveen Kumar of top Japan trust Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon is glad country's immigration policy is moving in the opposite direction to the West.

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Patrick Reeve, Managing Partner, Albion Ventures and David Hall, Managing Director, YFM Equity Partners discuss where they are finding investment opportunities, the strong demand for VCTs and the benefits of VCTs for investors, as well as the impact of VCTs on the UK economy.

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