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28 October 2019

Fintech investor Merian Chrysalis deploys half the £175 million it raised last month with a top-up investment in Starling Bank and purchase of stakes in Transferwise and Hut Group previously held by its managers’ open-ended funds.

28 October 2019

New life sciences investment company will proceed with £131 million launch despite attracting just US$15 (£11.7) million in its initial public offer.

28 October 2019

Struggling global small companies trust retains Stewart Investors after departure of its two fund managers but proposes becoming a more diversified, emerging markets small-cap fund.

24 October 2019

Fidelity Asian Values manager Nitin Bajaj has increased exposure to small-cap stocks and changed his benchmark to take advantage of out of favour smaller fry.

24 October 2019

The Canadian focused income trust positioned defensively ahead of the election which saw Justin Trudeau scrape a narrow win but not a majority.

24 October 2019

Woodford Patient Capital ignores calls to wind up and appoints Schroders to run the battered investment trust, offering it a 15% performance fee to revive its portfolio of early-stage healthcare and tech companies.

23 October 2019

Matthew Brett, manager of top-performing Japan trust, defends its largest holding in Softbank as the portfolio suffers rare period of underperformance.

23 October 2019

The financial pressures on flexible office provider after its failed market debut could spell trouble for capital's property sector and the stock market.

22 October 2019

Fund-of-fund managers excited by opportunities in small cap trusts trading at discounts which are themselves investing in stocks on low ratings.

21 October 2019

JPMorgan Emerging Markets' bet on China has paid off but manager Austin Forey is tempering investor optimism, saying he wasn’t struck by ‘sudden genius’.

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Baillie Gifford European Trust

Baillie Gifford are now managers of the re-named Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust plc.

Baillie Gifford Japan Trust update

Baillie Gifford Investment manager Matthew Brett gives an update on the position of The Baillie Gifford Japan Fund PLC and discusses some examples of companies within the portfolio that show exciting growth potential.

Fidelity Special Values AGM 2018

Highlights from the Fidelity Special Values 2018 AGM

Recorded November 2019