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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 updates and refreshes online educational programme

More than 200 people have now completed the Investment Company Accreditation.

AIC welcomes government’s landmark pensions review

Investment companies can be part of the solution.

Investment companies can be a key enabler of growth

AIC welcomes focus on growth, investment and wealth creation in King’s Speech.

Which sectors and trusts could benefit from lower rates?

Infrastructure, renewable energy and property offer most scope for gains.

Parents dig deep to support kids through university

And now the Bank of Grandma and Grandad is chipping in too.

So who’s right?

David Prosser asks what it means when one manager buys a stock while another sells.

Meet the manager: Ian Lance

Manager of Temple Bar Investment Trust.

Investment Trust Edge | July 2024

We are joined by Paul Hookway, Senior Fund Analyst at Kleinwort Hambros and Matthew Strachan, CIO at Thorntons Investments to discuss the Alliance Trust and Witan merger,...

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

Baillie Gifford China Growth

22 July 2024

Economic transition driving growth opportunities.

Vietnam Enterprise Investments

19 July 2024

VEIL looks set to benefit from a strong earnings recovery in Vietnam this year.

CT UK High Income

19 July 2024

CHI offers a unique strategy that could complement a traditional UK equity income portfolio.

Invesco Global Equity Income Trust

18 July 2024

IGET's new enhanced dividend policy means strong income and growth potential.

JPMorgan American

17 July 2024

JAM has carefully and successfully navigated the US market over several years

Things can only get better

10 July 2024

Discounts are yawning but markets are thawing and boards are on the offensive; Labour might not be the only thing making a comeback this year.

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.

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Bluefield sells half of solar portfolio to GLIL Infrastructure

Bluefield Solar Income completes second phase of partnership with group of UK pension funds, giving it cash to reduce its overdraft and invest in a construction pipeline.
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Scottish Oriental makes it easier for Sentier Investors to earn 10% performance fee

The board lowers the hurdle rate against the MSCI AC Asia ex-Japan Small Cap index from 10% to 2% to incentivise First Sentier Investors manager Vinay Agarwal to outperform.
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Hammerson makes £1.5bn ‘transformational’ sale

Hammerson has sold its retail outlets business Value Retail for £1.5bn, generating cash proceeds of £600m. The disposal of the stake in Value Retail, which holds nine outlet centres across the world including Bicester Village, was at a price that represented an exit cash yield of 3.4% and crystallised a 10-year IRR of 13%. It was, […]
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Riverstone Credit in talks to extend Harland & Wolff loan facility

Struggling shipbuilder in talks with Riverstone Credit Opportunities Income to extend a $115m debt facility charging 14% interest after the government refuses to act as guarantor.
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Riverstone Credit plunges on Harland & Wolff write-down

Debt fund cuts value of its £200m loan by 20% and reassesses the quarterly dividend as the UK government says it won't act as guarantor for the struggling shipbuilder.

Transaction in Own Shares

22/07/2024 - 19:10

Bellevue Healthcare Trust PLC

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Transaction in Own Shares

22/07/2024 - 19:00

Bankers Investment Trust PLC

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Issue of Equity

22/07/2024 - 19:00

Henderson Far East Income Limited

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Transaction in Own Shares

22/07/2024 - 18:50

Smithson Investment Trust PLC

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BlackRock Sustainable American Income Trust Plc - Transaction in Own Shares

22/07/2024 - 17:50

BlackRock Sustainable American Income

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