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7 February 2019

Investment company chairs will no longer have to step down after nine years on their boards, the Association of Investment Companies reveals.

7 February 2019

City regulator reportedly steps up its monitoring of property funds after investors pull £336 million in last three months of 2018.

7 February 2019

Veteran Japan fund manager Andrew Rose to hand over Schroder Japan Growth investment trust and Tokyo fund to Masaki Taketsume after a 38-year career.

6 February 2019

Merian Chrysalis, which invests in late-stage private companies preparing to float, has backed AI and fintech companies as part of its initial £65 million investment.

6 February 2019

Investment firm of star fund managers Nick Train and Michael Lindsell doubles position in UK's biggest broker to become Hargreaves Lansdown’s leading external shareholder.

6 February 2019

3i Infrastructure gets a boost after selling stake in Thameslink train supplier for 29% more than it was worth four months ago.

5 February 2019

Seneca Investment Managers becomes latest trust picker to swing back behind Woodford Patient Capital, arguing its depressed shares do not reflect progress in the portfolio of mostly early-stage healthcare stocks.

4 February 2019

Fund manager Walter Price sells last of his Apple shares after its recent profits warning but rebuilds stake in Facebook after selling social media platform last year.

4 February 2019

Looking at a list of investment companies from 10 years ago, it amazes me how many are no longer around. The market is quite efficient at working out which closed-end funds it does and does not want.

1 February 2019

VCT managers shake off Brexit uncertainty and concerns over funding for smaller companies if a Labour government came into power.

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Citywire debate - Are property trusts better than funds?

Open-ended commercial property funds are once again at the centre of a Brexit storm. Citywire’s Gavin Lumsden speaks to four property investment experts about the pros and cons of closed-ended real estate investment trusts and property investment companies.

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