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Investments: Investment Trusts

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Octopus to offer VCTs through Transact

23 April 2015 9:45 am | By Valentina Romeo

Before 2014 VCT investors could only transfer their holding to a platform after purchase but not buy directly through a platform.

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Woodford's investment trust raises record £800m

20 April 2015 12:41 pm | By Beth Brearley

Patient Capital trust oversubscribed by almost 10 per cent.

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Sales of long-term Ucits funds see February surge

16 April 2015 11:12 am | By Beth Brearley

Net sales of long-term Ucits funds soared in February, on the back of strong stock market performance and lower interest rates in Europe.

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Alliance Trust accused of being 'heavy handed' as governance row escalates

31 March 2015 8:56 am | By Tom Selby

US hedge fund Elliott Advisors has launched a fresh attack on the board of Alliance Trust as the war of words between the two parties escalates.

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Alliance Trust hits back at activist hedge fund

20 March 2015 11:17 am | By Philip Scott

The 127-year-old investment trust urges shareholders to vote against proposals from Elliott Advisors

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European Assets Trust benefits from rise in M&A activity

6 March 2015 3:45 pm | By Philip Scott

A number of bids occurred in rapid succession.

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Top VCTs may sell out by March as sales boom

13 January 2015 4:17 pm | By Michael Berry

VCTs are selling like hotcakes, with more investors chasing fewer top up offers, experts say.

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Schroders looks to launch European Real Estate IT

13 January 2015 10:31 am | By Adam Lewis

Schroders is looking to raise up to £150m for a new income-focused European commercial property fund.

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Tom Slater promoted to joint manager of Scottish Mortgage investment trust

7 January 2015 12:07 pm | By Philip Scott

Slater joins James Anderson as co-manager.

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WMA teams with AIC to fight Mifid II investment trust proposals

14 November 2014 12:19 pm | By Michael Berry

Investment trusts could be labelled “complex” under Mifid II rules which could hit damage high retail participation in the market, the WMA warns.

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Morningstar: Investment trust monthly reports increase four-fold

23 October 2014 4:24 pm | By Sam Macdonald

The number of investment trusts reporting portfolio holdings on a monthly basis has more than quadrupled to 122 over the last two years.

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Alliance Trust underperforms as value outpaces growth

25 July 2014 8:41 am | By Gary Jackson

The rotation from growth stocks to value hampered the performance of the £3.2bn Alliance Trust over the opening half of the year.

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Brandeaux confirms IPO for suspended £1bn student property fund

2 June 2014 11:32 am | By Gary Jackson

Property investment house Brandeaux has confirmed that it will list its stricken Brandeaux Student Accommodation fund on the stock market as it seeks to repay investors.

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