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10 January 2019

‘Just about everything that is quoted in the British stock market is over. The opportunity set lies elsewhere,’ declares Scottish Mortgage Trust manager after recent oil price slump.

10 January 2019

Nitin Bajaj, manager of top-performing Fidelity Asian Values, has used a small amount of gearing, or borrowing, to take advantage of buying opportunities during recent volatile markets.

9 January 2019

High-yielding European smaller companies investment company highlights disadvantage of paying dividends from capital in a bear market by cutting its payout by 22%.

8 January 2019

Activist Sherborne investor Edward Bramson steps up campaign against Barclays with plans to ask bank’s shareholders to elect him to its board and push for cut-back of its investment bank.

8 January 2019

Disappointing annual results followed by sharp rebound spell good news for JPMorgan Indian ahead of investment trust's five-yearly continuation vote this month.

7 January 2019

Baillie Gifford US Growth promotes deputy manager Helen Xiong to co-manager alongside Gary Robinson following earlier departure of Andrei Kiselev.

7 January 2019

Robin Boyle, former managing director and fund manager of small-cap minnow Athelney, looks to regain control of board he quit three months ago and proposes moving trust to Gresham House.

4 January 2019

James casts his analytical eye over some of the big winners and losers from 2018.

4 January 2019

The merger & acquisition drive that has helped underpin impressive returns from listed biotechnology funds revives after Bristol-Myers Squibb mounts a record bid for cancer specialist Celgene.

4 January 2019

Turmoil in US leveraged loans has hit Marble Point Loan Financing, one of last year's new investment company launches, pushing its net asset value down 8.5% in November.

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