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26 October 2017

Investors scrambled to take part in Greencoat UK Wind's share placing, resulting in another oversubscribed fundraise in the renewable energy sector.

25 October 2017

Merchants, the highest yielding conventional UK equity income trust, has begun to free itself of the expensive debt under which it has laboured since the 1980s.

25 October 2017

Electra is to pay another bumper dividend of £350 million and drop ‘private equity’ from its name as investment trust continues its wind-down under activist investor Edward Bramson.

24 October 2017

It's been a strong year for JPMorgan Smaller Companies but with a shareholder continuation vote looming its board want managers Georgina Brittain and Katen Patel to up their game.

20 October 2017

Our weekly look at the changing discounts and premiums on investment trust share prices. 

20 October 2017

Labour MP Stella Creasy’s proposal for a windfall tax on companies benefiting from PFI contracts marks a ‘credible’ shift in Opposition thinking, says Jefferies analyst Matthew Hose.

20 October 2017

Life insurance veteran and co-founder of wealth manager St James’ Place ends long-standing link to Rothschild family-backed investment fund due to ill health.

18 October 2017

Citywire is delighted to reveal the short-lists for its first Investment Trust Awards. The winners will be announced at an event next month in London.

18 October 2017

Catco Reinsurance Opportunities sets aside another 14% of assets to pay for hurricane damage but considers raising more money as investors seek to exploit higher insurance rates.

18 October 2017

In part two of our series on alternative income for yield-hungry investors, we look under the bonnet of listed peer-to-peer and direct lending trusts.


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