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18 October 2019

Global investment trusts play an important role in investors' savings plans but their returns can be heavily influenced by the direction of the pound, which could rise or fall depending on how MPs vote tomorrow.

17 October 2019

GCP Student Living says it can avoid the burgeoning bubble in student property by investing in high-end, design-led halls for a new generation of overseas student.

16 October 2019

Woodford Patient Capital Trust shares sink to new lows as investors throw in the towel after fund manager Neil Woodford hands in his notice and says he is going out of business.

15 October 2019

Bank of England governor Mark Carney renews criticism of 'structural problem' of open-ended funds holding illiquid assets.

15 October 2019

Huge question mark hangs over Woodford Patient Capital Trust as its shares plunge to new low after decision to wind up Woodford Equity Income Fund and remove Neil Woodford as fund manager.

15 October 2019

The power of investment trust boards to hire and fire fund managers is a great strength but timing such moves is tricky and, for small trusts, merging with another fund may be more effective.

14 October 2019

A US venture capitalist aims to raise $350 million (£278 million) for a new life sciences and healthcare investment company targeting total returns of more than 20% a year.

14 October 2019

Peter Elston, chief investment officer at Seneca Investment Managers, has resigned for personal reasons, the board of Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust has announced.

11 October 2019

3i Infrastructure raises nearly £223 million, taking to £339 million the amount drawn in by infrastructure funds in the past two days and lifting total for year to £2 billion.

10 October 2019

BlackRock Energy and Resources Income doubles investment in gold equities as prospects for safe haven metal brighten in deflationary world.

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