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This month in Compass, we examine the case for a rebound in REITs, weight loss wonder drugs, and why Ian Cowie is so enthusiastic about Europe.

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Bringing together the latest news, research and insights about investment trusts from the AIC and other organisations. (Got a question? Contact us.)

Big in Japan

But can the stock market rally be sustained?

Which is better: lump sum or regular investing?

An early bird strategy wins... most of the time.

REITs poised to bounce when rate cut is announced

After a torrid couple of years, there are signs that appetite for UK REITs is picking up.

Weight loss wonder drugs

What do fund managers think?

AIC combines VCT sectors

Eight VCT sectors merged into two.

Time for Europe

Ian Cowie reveals his European gems.

Why size matters during an economic recovery

Now is the time for small caps to shine, says David Prosser.

Meet the manager: Louis Florentin-Lee

Co-manager of Mid Wynd International Investment Trust.

A wealth of research available on investment trusts – shame about the regulation

David Prosser examines the various information resources for trust investors.

Why now for investment trusts?

Christian Pittard of abrdn gives his perspective on opportunities within investment trusts in a discussion with Annabel Brodie-Smith of The AIC.

JPMorgan Claverhouse

10 June 2024

JCH's pure exposure puts it in a good position to benefit from renewed interest in UK stocks…

SDCL Energy Efficiency Income

10 June 2024

In this note Edison examines five key questions investors have raised regarding SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT), prior to the release of its full-year results (for the year ended March 2024) at the end of June 2024 and provide our answers and analysis.

Majedie Investments

7 June 2024

On 7th June, James Carthew and Andrew McHattie talked through the Weekly News and interviewed Olivia Macdonald as this week's special guest.

Majedie Investments

7 June 2024

MAJE's discount has narrowed materially since the appointment of its new managers… 

JPMorgan Global Growth & Income

6 June 2024

JGGI's rapid growth in assets reflects outstanding performance.

Emerging markets – Worthy of consideration

10 June 2024

In this report Edison provide an overview of emerging markets and suggest why they warrant an allocation within a global portfolio.

Fast and FTSErious

6 June 2024

With the FTSE 100 reaching record highs, is there still value on offer?

It’s a small world after all

30 May 2024

A recent rally in smaller companies could be the start of a long-term recovery.

Keep It Slightly-unconventional, Stupid

22 May 2024

We argue a position in bonds should be diversified with alternatives.

Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?

15 May 2024

European growth may be more complicated, and positive, than we suspected.

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QuotedData’s morning briefing 13 June 2024 – RTW, FAIR, FSFL, DGI9

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 13 June 2024: RTW Biotech Opportunities (RTW) says its largest (13.4% of the portfolio) holding, Avidity Biosciences Inc. has announced positive initial data from its Phase 1/2 trial of AOC 1020, an investigational therapy that targets DUX4, the root cause of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). AOC 1020 demonstrated unprecedented and consistent […]
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Foresight Solar survives continuation vote but 24% of investors say no

Fund manager Ross Driver says double-digit share price discount is a function of weak sentiment to renewable infrastructure and fears another continuation vote in a year's time.
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Balanced Commercial Property attracts ‘credible’ bidder interest

A number of potential bidders are doing due diligence on Columbia Threadneedle's last real estate investment trust which started a strategic review iin April.
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Investors rush for the exit at struggling US Solar

Eighty one per cent of shareholders apply to sell their stakes at par in a tender offer limited to just over 7% of share capital.
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Special Opportunities Reit pulls IPO after missing £250m target

The initial public offering of Special Opportunities Reit has been cancelled. A well-articulated strategy, good fund structure and experienced board were insufficient to convince investors.

BlackRock Sustainable American Income Trust Plc - Total Voting Rights

13/06/2024 - 07:10

BlackRock Sustainable American Income

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BlackRock Throgmorton Trust Plc - Total Voting Rights

13/06/2024 - 07:10

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust

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BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust Plc - Total Voting Rights

13/06/2024 - 07:10

BlackRock Greater Europe

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Augmentum Fintech plc - Capital Markets Day Update

13/06/2024 - 07:10

Augmentum Fintech

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Holding(s) in Company

12/06/2024 - 19:30

Petershill Partners PLC

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