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Investments: Investment Trusts


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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