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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.)

AIC responds to new UK listing rules

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has commented on the FCA’s new UK Listing Rules published today.

Now is the time to fix the cost disclosure rules

AIC calls on members and the wider industry to make their views heard.

AIC responds to Labour's election victory

Investment companies well placed to help the new government deliver.

Investment trust H1 2024 review

Record levels of mergers and buybacks.

H1 2024: Best performing investment trusts

Tech sector tops the chart.

Merger mania

Faith Glasgow explains the benefits of the Alliance Witan mega-merger

Power up your portfolio

Ian Cowie examines which investments might benefit from Labour’s policies

Investment trusts fight back

Is the tide turning for investment trusts? David Prosser thinks so.

Meet the manager: Craig Baker

Manager of Alliance Trust and CIO of WTW.

Why bigger could be better

David Prosser explores how investors may benefit from the Alliance Witan merger

Invesco Bond Income Plus

11 July 2024

Rhys Davies discusses the origins, goals, and strategies of BIPS. Rhys explains how BIPS focuses on generating high income primarily from the high-yield bond market and highlights the advantages of a closed-ended vehicle for this strategy. 

MIGO Opportunities

10 July 2024

MIGO’s managers say there are too many great opportunities to fit them all in the portfolio.

Apax Global Alpha

10 July 2024

CM day: further proof of value added by Apax.

Supermarket Income REIT

10 July 2024

The next stage of growth.

JPMorgan European Growth & Income

10 July 2024

Things can only get better.

Private equity: Stick or twist?

25 June 2024

Avoiding the ‘pig in the python’.

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.

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Sirius Real Estate raises another £150m to deploy in UK and Germany

The business park investor raises further cash to buy more ‘attractive’ business parks, having tapped investors for £146m only nine months ago.
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Odyssean announces share placing to meet investor demand

The UK smaller companies trust did not say how much it was aiming to raise, but Peel Hunt's Markuz Jaffe estimated it had about £29m remaining in its yearly capacity.
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QuotedData’s weekly news show 12th July 2024

Thank you to everyone that listened in today on our YouTube channel. In this week’s show, James Carthew covered the week’s top stories: Chrysalis (0:22) Schroder British Opportunities (0:39) Molten Ventures (0:51) Edinburgh Worldwide (1:05) Odyssean (6:08) Sirius Real Estate (9:25) This week’s interview was with Kenneth MacKenzie from Target Fund Managers – watch it again here.
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QD View – Spotlight on democracy

Around half of the world’s population, some 4 billion people, will have the opportunity to go to the polls for national elections in 2024. For many, it’s the first chance to have a say since the COVID-19 pandemic and comes at a time when disaffection among voters has reached record highs. The consequences of this […]
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Subscale Schroder British Opportunities hints at M&A

The £58m growth capital fund could consider a merger as a way to increase its size, though fund manager Tim Creed refused to say whether this will include a tie-up with stablemate Schroders Capital Global Innovation.

Redwheel acquisiton of Ecofin

12/07/2024 - 19:30

Ecofin Global Utilities Inf Tst PLC

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Transaction in Own Shares

12/07/2024 - 19:00

Smithson Investment Trust PLC

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BlackRock Sustainable American Income Trust Plc - Transaction in Own Shares

12/07/2024 - 17:40

BlackRock Sustainable American Income

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Transaction in Own Shares

12/07/2024 - 18:40

Global Smaller Cos. Trust PLC (The)

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BlackRock Income and Growth Investment Trust Plc - Transaction in Own Shares

12/07/2024 - 17:40

BlackRock Income & Growth

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