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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.)

General election: VCTs call for reforms to encourage investment in high growth businesses

Reforms needed to help bridge the funding gap and ensure greater opportunities for startups in regions outside London and the South East.

Record year for investment trust mergers already

Six mergers between investment trusts completed in 2024, with one in the pipeline.

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.

Big in Japan: what do you enjoy the most about investing in Japan?

Managers from CC Japan Income & Growth Trust, Schroder Japan Trust and Nippon Active Value Fund reveal what they enjoy most about investing in Japan.

Big in Japan: can the stock market rally be sustained?

Featuring comments from Richard Aston of CC Japan Income & Growth Trust, Masaki Taketsume of Schroder Japan Trust, and Paul ffolkes Davis of Nippon Active Value Fund.

In praise of the activists

Activist campaigns should be seen as healthy, writes David Prosser.

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.

Impact Healthcare REIT

18 June 2024

Visibly growing income and capital.

The Global Smaller Companies Trust

17 June 2024

Smaller companies have traditionally outperformed their larger counterparts over the longer term and the The Global Smaller Companies Trust offers investors the opportunity to participate in this potential growth.

Montanaro UK Smaller Companies

17 June 2024

A coiled spring?

HgCapital Trust

17 June 2024

Equity proposition

VietNam Holding

17 June 2024

Executive interview

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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Edinburgh Worldwide board reassured Baillie Gifford on the right track

After a positive half year new chair John Simpson-Dent tells shareholders improving fundamentals and increased M&A should see the global smaller companies trust recover.
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Bullish Montanaro anticipates dramatic UK small-cap recovery

A year after apologising to investors for poor performance, Charles Montanaro says falling inflation and interest rates could end the ‘challenging’ period for smaller companies.
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Falling power prices and slow disposals knock Ecofin US Renewables

The £58m infrastructure fund reports a 6.8% drop in net asset value and delays in selling assets as the board assesses the investment trust's future.
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AshokaWhiteOak Emerging gets off to good start

Ashoka WhiteOak Emerging Markets (AWEM) has published its first annual report, covering the period from its incorporation on 15 March 2023 to 31 March 2024. The company listed on the Premium Segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange on 3 May 2023. In its inaugural accounting period, Ashoka WhiteOak Emerging Markets generated […]
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QuotedData’s morning briefing 18 June 2024 – ADIG, SYNC, RESI

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 18 June 2024: abrdn Diversified Income & Growth (ADIG) has announced details of its planned return of £115m of capital (38p per share) via a B share scheme. The distribution needs to be approved at a meeting that will be held on 3 July 2024. The money should be with shareholders […]

Capital Gearing Trust Plc - Transaction in Own Shares

18/06/2024 - 17:10

Capital Gearing Trust

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Fidelity China Special Situations Plc - Transaction in Own Shares

18/06/2024 - 17:10

Fidelity China Special Situations

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BH Macro Limited - Transaction in Own Shares

18/06/2024 - 17:00

BH Macro

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BH Macro Limited - Transaction in Own Shares

18/06/2024 - 17:00

BH Macro

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Fidelity Special Values Plc - Holding(s) in Company

18/06/2024 - 17:00

Fidelity Special Values

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