Compass: The AIC’s monthly newsletter

This month in Compass, our UK managers are gearing up for good times and Ian Cowie goes on an Indian adventure.

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Biotechnology & Healthcare: where are you finding opportunities?

A panel of Biotechnology & Healthcare managers discuss where they are currently finding opportunities.

Biotechnology & Healthcare: is the sector due a comeback?

Annabel Brodie-Smith, Brett Darke, Marek Poszepczynski and Geoff Hsu discuss whether Biotechnology & Healthcare is due a comeback.

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The big buyback

David Prosser explores the role of share buybacks in narrowing investment trust discounts.

Biotechnology & Healthcare: will the results of the US election make a difference for the sector?

Brett Darke, Marek Poszepczynski and Geoff Hsu on whether the results of the next US election will impact the Biotechnology & Healthcare sector.

Biotechnology & Healthcare: a sector on the mend?

Featuring comments from managers of Bellevue Healthcare Trust, International Biotechnology Trust and The Biotech Growth Trust.

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Eight investment trusts join the next generation of dividend heroes

33 investment trusts have raised dividends for 10 to 19 consecutive years.

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Biotechnology & Healthcare: a sector on the mend?

What’s the prognosis for biotech and healthcare companies? How will the US election impact the sector, and could we see a recovery later this year?

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Where to find high income with consistency

David Prosser on the dividend hero investment trusts.

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Investment Trust Edge | March 2024

In this Investment Trust Edge, we are joined by three experts who discuss HG Capital Trust, the wider private equity sector and increased merger activity in the closed-en...

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Top performing investment trust ISAs over the last 25 years

18 trusts returned over £100,000 from a one-off £7,000 investment.

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Investment Trust Update | March 2024

In the latest Investment Trust Update, Rory Palmer discusses the enduring concerns for the BlackRock World Mining Fund, the AIC Dividends Hero list and the open letter to...

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Meet the manager: Linda Lin

Co-Manager of Baillie Gifford China Growth.

Thematic research

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Keep It Slightly-unconventional, Stupid

22 May 2024

We argue a position in bonds should be diversified with alternatives.

Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?

15 May 2024

European growth may be more complicated, and positive, than we suspected.

REITs: Looking at UK office investments

15 May 2024

In this Hardman Talks, Mike Foster joins Larissa Adams to discuss office investments in the real estate sector.

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Big Broadcast: Middlefield – Warren Buffett is buying Canada, shouldn’t you?

Middlefield Canadian Income fund managers Dean Orrico and Rob Lauzon describe how Canada offers plenty of large, good value income stocks that are growing their dividends.
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AIC fears general election will delay cost disclosure reforms

The Association of Investment Companies says the delay is ‘frustrating’, while pensions minister Baroness Altmann confirms all new reforms will have to start from scratch.
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QD view – Signals turn green for real estate

Real estate is a cyclical market where timing is everything, and signals are starting to flash that the sector is primed to stage a recovery. Market data, company activity and macroeconomic events appear to be aligning to suggest that now is the time to invest in real estate. After months in the doldrums as values […]
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Peter Spiller: Infrastructure offers ‘fantastic returns’ and trusts are a big bargain

With the outlook for US equities and bonds generally poor, Capital Gearing fund manager says depressed investment company share prices provide the best scope for gains.
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Capital Gearing drops Juniper over discount control blunder

Annual report shows second year of sub-inflation returns from fund run by Peter Spiller, with its performance hampered by the temporary suspension of share buybacks.

Bankers

24 May 2024

Greater investment flexibility may boost returns.

NB Private Equity Partners

23 May 2024

Wider operating company EBITDA margins in 2023.

City of London Investment Trust

23 May 2024

Deciphering UK Equity Income: insights from City of London investment trust manager.

City of London Investment Trust

23 May 2024

Unlocking the investment potential of the UK.

Worldwide Healthcare Trust

23 May 2024

Innovation, innovation, innovation’ say the managers.

Aberforth Split Level Income Trust Plc - (Reissue - Amendment to US Disclaimer) Update on planned reconstruction and voluntary winding-up of the Company and further dividend

24/05/2024 - 18:50

Aberforth Split Level Income

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Transaction in Own Shares

24/05/2024 - 19:20

Greencoat Renewables PLC

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BlackRock Sustainable American Income Trust Plc - Transaction in Own Shares

24/05/2024 - 18:00

BlackRock Sustainable American Income

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Transaction in Own Shares

24/05/2024 - 19:00

Baronsmead Venture Trust PLC

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Transaction in Own Shares

24/05/2024 - 18:50

Baronsmead Second Venture Trust PLC

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