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Trusts switching in droves to quarterly dividends

Trusts switching in droves to quarterly dividends...

Yield-hungry investors have had their demands met by an increasing number of investment companies paying out quarterly dividends, new research from the Association of Investment Companies has shown.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
Alliance Trust buys activist’s stake back

Alliance Trust buys activist’s stake back

Alliance Trust has struck a deal to buy out the 19.75% of its shares owned by activist investment firm Elliott Associates.

Published : 27, Jan 2017
Property tops AIC charts for first time

Property tops AIC charts for first time

Property funds became the most popular investment trust sector for the first time this year, accounting for 15% of all purchases between July and September, the Association of Investment Companies said.

Published : 14, Dec 2016
Investment trust managers eyeing financials and tech

Investment trust managers eyeing financials and...

More than a quarter of fund managers will favour financials next year, with 26% of those surveyed by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) saying they will opt to invest in the sector.

Published : 13, Dec 2016
Commodities trusts shine in AIC rankings

Commodities trusts shine in AIC rankings

Investments in commodities and natural resources bounced back to make it the top performing investment trust sector in 2016, according to new figures from the Association of Investment Companies (AIC).

Published : 12, Dec 2016
Reits appeal as an income product to fade

Reits appeal as an income product to fade

Real estate investment trusts may see total returns come off recent highs by the end of calendar year 2016, as energy infrastructure and dividend-paying stocks take the lead among equity assets that provide regular income, said Mark McAllister, senior portfolio manager at Clearbridge Investments, a Legg Mason affiliate.

Published : 24, Oct 2016

Nine investment trusts that should change your...

Home to some of the most recognisable names in the investment company universe, the Global sector offers variety through a multitude of different manager philosophies.

Published : 21, Jul 2016
Scottish Mortgage blames unlisted investments for “flat” yearly performance

Scottish Mortgage blames unlisted investments...

The investment trust experienced a negative total return on NAV (-0.1%), share price (-0.7%) and benchmark (-0.5%) amidst a 12% increase in its investments in private companies.

Published : 13, May 2016
Woodford postpones fund raising for trust

Woodford postpones fund raising for trust

Neil Woodford has suspended a fresh round of fund raising for the Woodford Patient Capital Trust he launched last year.

Published : 22, Mar 2016
AIC calls for balancing of Europe’s funds market

AIC calls for balancing of Europe’s funds market...

The Association of Investment Companies has launched a policy paper called ‘Balancing the EU Funds Market’, something which it says is not optimised to benefit the continent’s economies.

Published : 10, Mar 2016
Alliance Trust raises dividend after turbulent year

Alliance Trust raises dividend after turbulent...

Alliance Trust announced it is raising its dividend as it released its full year results this morning.

Published : 4, Mar 2016
JPM named new manager of BlueCrest AllBlue

JPM named new manager of BlueCrest AllBlue

Highbridge Capital Management has been appointed manager of the BlueCrest All Blue Investment Trust, following a vote at Wednesday’s extraordinary general meeting.

Published : 25, Feb 2016
Alliance Trust names new chairman

Alliance Trust names new chairman

Alliance Trust has announced Robert Smith as its new chairman.

Published : 14, Jan 2016
Woodford seeking more money for trust

Woodford seeking more money for trust

Neil Woodford is seeking to raise more money for the Woodford Patient Capital Trust he launched last year.

Published : 13, Jan 2016
GCP profit jumps 58% despite growing competition

GCP profit jumps 58% despite growing competition...

Despite a 58% jump in full year profit, GCP Infrastructure Investment’s results for the year stuck a fairly down beat note.

Published : 18, Dec 2015
AIC annual survey finds big drop in sentiment

AIC annual survey finds big drop in sentiment

The 2015 Association of Investment Companies annual poll of fund managers found significantly less optimism than last year, but those with a positive outlook were still in the majority.

Published : 15, Dec 2015
Trust fundraising at record levels - AIC

Trust fundraising at record levels - AIC

Net fundraising and secondary issuance hit an all-time high in 2015, according to research from the Association of Investment Companies.

Published : 11, Dec 2015
Train dragged down by Daily Mail, Pearson

Train dragged down by Daily Mail, Pearson

Nick Train’s Finsbury Growth and Income Trust had a ‘disappointing’ November in large part due to the performance of the Daily Mail and Pearson, the manager said.

Published : 11, Dec 2015
AIC creates flexible investment sector

AIC creates flexible investment sector

The Association of Investment Companies has created a new flexible investment sector in a bid to further improve the comparability of open and closed ended funds.

Published : 10, Dec 2015
China and commodities the trust winners in October

China and commodities the trust winners in October...

Investment trusts specialising in China and large cap commodities were winners in October, according to research from QuotedData.

Published : 11, Nov 2015

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