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7 November 2019

Unquoted investments dispensed double-digit returns for International Biotechnology Trust during its 25th year, while its quoted investments bled capital amid the wider biotech market sell-off.

4 November 2019

FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 profits fell 4.5% in the third quarter, the first drop in almost three years, according to The Share Centre.

4 November 2019

Sky News reports WG Partners is poised to enter exclusive talks to acquire £500m portfolio of Woodford Equity Income's unquoted and hard-to-trade healthcare stocks.

4 November 2019

Huge writedown to valuation of controversial cold fusion developer is second in less than three months.

4 November 2019

Award made in recognition of role independent, non-executive directors have played in overhauling the global investment trust after its defeat in a bruising corporate governance battle four years ago.

31 October 2019

JZ Capital Partners shares slump by almost a quarter after US property and micro-cap stock investor warns its real estate assets could be over valued by $50 million to $150 million.

30 October 2019

High-yielding small business lender Hadrian’s Wall Secured Investments increases exposure to pooled loans after collapse of two borrowers and a toughening economic environment.

30 October 2019

Fund manager Calum Bruce considers ramping up the number of development projects undertaken by Ediston Property as its shares suffer in the retail downturn.

30 October 2019

Pershing Square, the £3 billion investment company run by US activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, has announced a further £77 million share buyback as it steps up efforts to narrow its wide discount.

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.

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