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Investment company managers discuss sustainable lending and ESG.
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Investment company managers comment on their Canadian holdings.
Investment company managers talk about their ESG approaches.

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Investment companies could provide benefits for families thinking about future education costs.
Ian Cowie discusses how investment companies have continued to perform well despite global stock market shocks over the past twenty years.
Faith Glasgow looks at the diverse make-up of assets embraced by the flexible sector and what unites them.
As Fidelity Asian Values turns 25 years old, portfolio manager Nitin Bajaj reviews how the dramatic changes seen in Asia have shifted the centre of economic gravity from West to East - and are mirrored in the growth of the trust.

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10:27 - 17/09/21

Travel businesses drove UK stocks higher on Friday ahead of an expected overhaul of restrictions, though the retail recovery showed more signs of slowing down.
Fidelity Japan (FJV) fund manager Nicholas Price tackles a question about the country’s technological strengths.
Schroder UK Public Private shares slip after former Woodford Patient Capital Trust says it will sell some of its big stake in Oxford Nanopore when highly-rated UK biotech company floats next month.

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Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust - Manager Insights

The ways we work, play, study, shop and seek healthcare have changed during the pandemic, prompting new investments by the Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust, as co-manager Kirsty Gibson details.

Monks Investment Trust – Manager Insights

Investment manager Spencer Adair and client director John Carnegie review the portfolio’s performance and hone in on Tesla, Moderna and Sea, as well as its Chinese holdings.

Freetrade interview with Elmley de la Cour

Elmley de la Cour, Communications Manager at the AIC, discusses investment companies and explains the benefits of the closed-ended structure with Dan Lane, Senior Analyst at Freetrade.

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