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David Prosser discusses how investment companies can help investors to preserve their wealth in tough economic times.
Faith Glasgow looks for bargains among mainstream investment companies.
Fidelity China Special Situations portfolio manager Dale Nicholls provides an update on the trust and reflects on what has been a very challenging period for investors.
Fidelity Asian Values portfolio manager Nitin Bajaj provides a detailed insight into his small-cap value investment approach at a time he’s finding many attractive opportunities and utilising the investment trust’s ability to gear in order to take advantage.

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01:12 - 23/05/22

Investors hoping to get out of China and into a low-inflation market need only look next door to neighbouring Vietnam where inflation has remained below analyst forecasts at around 3%, says Andy Ho, manager of the VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity.
The £441m diversified property trust has spotted rents rising on prime high street retail sites and snapped up two properties in central Winchester for £3.65m.
A couple of private equity 'outliers' are defying the gloom as discounts widen across the sector. Literacy Capital may be less than a year old but its progress may justify its persistent and chunky share price premium.

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Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Investment Trust: Manager Update

Praveen Kumar, investment manager of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC gives an update on the performance of Shin Nippon over the past year and shares the team’s views on the long-term outlook for Japanese smaller companies. Capital at risk.

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