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To mark the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Fidelity European Trust, What Investment’s editor-in-chief Lawrence Gosling spoke to the current lead portfolio manager Sam Morse.
Jonathan Winton, co-portfolio manager of Fidelity Special Values, discusses the surge of activity in UK M&A bids.
David Prosser asks how investment companies can help in tackling climate change.
Faith Glasgow considers the importance of fund managers' transparency about their personal stakes in the investment companies they run to investors.

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Last updated:
05:28 - 06/12/21

Schroder UK Public Private (SUPP), the former Woodford Patient Capital, is not getting a shot in the arm from the listings of Benevolent AI and Oxford Nanopore as Rutherford Health, its third largest holding, struggles.
Our columnist picks three investment companies in commodities, private equity and a single emerging market that will enter 2022 on a strong wave of momentum from this year.
The FTSE 100 started the week on the front foot but fears about the spread of new Covid-19 strain continue to cap gains.

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