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7 July 2020

The share price ratings of UK equity income trusts held up last month despite Investors withdrawing record amounts from open-ended funds.

7 July 2020

Investment trust activist Peter Spiller emerges with 3% stake in Gabelli Value Plus to back moves to wind up poorly performing US value fund.

6 July 2020

Specialist real estate investment trusts continue to distinguish themselves from mainstream property rivals with a flurry of good news.

6 July 2020

Ground Rents Income fund manager James Agar believes its portfolio of freeholds will help it ride out the impending recession, particularly as he plans to benefit from Boris Johnson’s plan to ‘build, build, build’.

6 July 2020

Builders rally on reports chancellor Rishi Sunak will unveil a stamp duty ‘holiday’ to stimulate the housing market. Scottish Mortgage and Fidelity China Special Situations rally on leap in Chinese stock markets.

6 July 2020

European Opportunities fund manager Alexander Darwall apologises to shareholders for holding a large position in Wirecard, the Germany payments processor that collapsed in a massive accounting scandal last month.

3 July 2020

Hipgnosis Songs (SONG), the royalties fund that owns the rights to 13,000 tunes including Amy Winehouse hit Back to Black, looks to raise over £200m in a share issue aimed at institutional and private investors.

2 July 2020

(Update) A record rebound in US employment data pushes FTSE 100 1.5% higher as hopes of a swift economy recovery again beat fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections.

2 July 2020

Veteran smaller company investors Gervais Williams and Francesco Conte explain why they can find resilient and nimble stocks in the coronavirus crisis.

1 July 2020

Civitas Social Housing has completed a dramatic share price re-rating during the coronavirus pandemic on the back of an NHS deal, strong rent collection and improved dividend cover.

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Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund – manager update July 2020

Manager Iain McCombie gives an update on the positioning and activity of the Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund portfolio.

Monks – Long-term Stewards

Baillie Gifford’s Charles Plowden explains how long-term stewardship is one of the four golden threads that weaves together to form the Monks investment strategy.

Biotech Growth Trust – AGM July 2020

Geoff Hsu, Manager of Biotech Growth Trust, presents the investment company’s Annual General Meeting 2020.