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18 September 2020

GCP Student Living suspends expansion plans as real estate investment trust focuses on filling its rooms with just 68% booked for the new academic year.

17 September 2020

The 7%-yielding lender to US drug companies again faces the challenge of deploying a big pile of cash after a flurry of repayments by borrowers.

17 September 2020

Securities Trust of Scotland shares jump after board of the global equity income trust appoints Troy Asset Management in place of Martin Currie.

16 September 2020

Lindsell Train co-founder is backing Diageo’s purchase of a celebrity-backed gin but warns markets are at risk of ‘losing the plot’, as is he, as coronavirus crisis drags on.

16 September 2020

Veteran property investor and OLIM founder, Matthew Oakeshott, rejoins Value & Income as the board considers bolstering real estate assets to extend a 33-year dividend growth record now under threat.

16 September 2020

Manager of Martin Currie Global Portoflio Zehrid Osmani ditched six stocks this year, including Unilever after he was unhappy with how it handled problems in Nigeria and Ghana.

16 September 2020

Shares in European Opportunities investment trust slip 1% as investors digest implications of fund manager Alexander Darwall's disposal of Grenke after German leasing company was hit by a shorting attack.

15 September 2020

Invesco's last remaining UK equity income trust survived a continuation vote but investor apathy for the £135m Ciaran Mallon portfolio raises longer-term doubts.

14 September 2020

Hipgnosis Songs Fund has bought music publisher Big Deal Media, the first time it has purchased another company, and added Chrissie Hynde to its roster of artists.

14 September 2020

Shares in Biotech Growth and International Biotechnology jump after Gilead Sciences' $21bn takeover of cancer specialist.

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Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust – US election 2020: analysing the outcomes

Zehrid Osmani, Portfolio Manager and Kim Catechis Head of investment strategy at Martin Currie, discuss the hot topic of the forthcoming US Presidential election. Infrastructure, Healthcare and Big Tech are just three areas of focus as well as the future relationship with China.

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In a short video Craig Baker, Global Chief Investment Officer at Willis Towers Watson,  takes you through the thinking behind Alliance Trust’s investment strategy and how this benefits investors.