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18 April 2018

BlackRock Smaller Companies puts further clear water between it and rival BlackRock Throgmorton with an overhaul of charges it says would have saved shareholders over £1 million last year.

17 April 2018

Twenty-year old fund of funds secures another five years from shareholders despite opposition from one activist investor.

17 April 2018

Chetan Sehgal, the new manager of Templeton Emerging Markets, appeals for clarity after US sanctions damage the investment trust’s overweight position in Russia.

16 April 2018

Manchester & London, the tech-heavy, top-performing UK All Companies investment trust of the past year, has more than halved its stake in Facebook.

16 April 2018

Matthias Siller, manager of Baring Emerging Europe, says there are still opportunities to make money in Russia - as long as investors understand the risks.

13 April 2018

Schroders has been sacked as manager of Schroder UK Growth following a prolonged period of poor performance under Philip Matthews. Baillie Gifford will take over the mandate.

13 April 2018

Mercantile manager Guy Anderson says avoiding Provident Financial, Capita and Dixons Carphone was a big help, but 'punitive' response to disappointments could be an even bigger feature this year.

13 April 2018

Proton Partners International has used its proton beam therapy on its first UK cancer patient.

12 April 2018

A combination of positive dynamics have created an environment where Japanese smaller companies can thrive, according to Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon's Praveen Kumar.

11 April 2018

David Smith, manager of Henderson High Income investment trust, tops up on blue-chip dividend payers, arguing even 'defensive' UK stocks are cheap.

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