Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust has cut debt, exited a series of properties and banked cash as it looks for opportunities to 'reinvest opportunistically' following a commercial property crash.
Investment company flotations have been thin on the ground this year but Riverstone Credit Opportunities Income and Aquila European Renewables Income are now raising money with initial public share offers (IPOs).
It has been a quiet year so far for shares in Syncona but the £1.6 billion listed life sciences fund has been busy founding UCL university spin-off Quell.
Long-lease real estate investment trust launches share issue to take advantage of string of opportunities including property purchases being dropped by rival open-ended funds under Brexit pressure.
Once the ‘Facebook of its sector’ Vodafone is now ‘flatlining’, say managers of Merchants trust, while Neptune fund manager Robin Geffen describes its dividend cut as a ‘canary in the coal mine’ for the UK stock market.
US fund manager behind Riverstone Energy, the London-listed North American oil and gas private equity fund, looks to raise up to $200 million (£157 million) for a new investment trust focused on loans to mid-sized energy explorers.
Global fund managers James Anderson and Tom Slater confound critics of Elon Musk by upping their holding in Tesla, his electric car company, during another strong year for returns.
Shares in HICL Infrastructure and International Public Partnership slide as Labour says it will pay investors less than market value for energy providers it wants to nationalise.
Housing slowdown hits Conygar Investment Company with AIM-listed property developer forced to slash value of construction project in Pembrokeshire.
Specialist real estate investment trust prices share issue for big investors with placing price set just above, rather than below, the current share price.