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Alliance Trust saga ends with Elliott on top

Alliance Trust saga ends with Elliott on top

The battle between the Alliance Trust board and major shareholder Elliott Advisors has been brought to an end before tomorrow’s AGM in favour of the US activist firm.

Published : 28, Apr 2015
Alliance trust asks shareholders to back board

Alliance trust asks shareholders to back board...

Alliance Trust chair, Karin Forseke has taken to the pulpit, appealing to shareholders to vote against resolutions proposed by activist investors Elliott Advisors, at the firm’s April 29 AGM.

Published : 17, Apr 2015
Alliance trust receives major blow in battle with elliott

Alliance trust receives major blow in battle with...

Alliance Trust has received a major blow in its battle with major shareholder Elliott Advisors as the influential shareholder advisory and proxy Institutional Shareholder Services revealed its support for Elliott’s position.

Published : 16, Apr 2015
Alliance Trust receives major blow in battle

Alliance Trust receives major blow in battle

Alliance Trust has received a major blow in its battle with major shareholder Elliott Advisors as the influential shareholder advisory and proxy Institutional Shareholder Services revealed its support for Elliotts position.

Published : 16, Apr 2015
Elliott pressure on Alliance Trust

Elliott pressure on Alliance Trust

US hedge fund Elliott Advisors is cranking up the pressure on Alliance Trust as it seeks a shake-up of the board and strategy.

Published : 1, Apr 2015
Alliance trust digs in for battle

Alliance trust digs in for battle

Alliance Trusts board has unanimously rejected a proposal from major shareholder Elliott Advisors to add three new members.

Alliance Trust digs in for battle

Alliance Trust digs in for battle

Alliance Trusts board has unanimously rejected a proposal from major shareholder Elliott Advisors to add three new members.

Alliance Trust takes first steps to exit Scotland

Alliance Trust takes first steps to exit Scotland...

As uncertainty ahead of the September referendum grows, Alliance Trust has prepared first steps to leave its base.

Published : 7, Mar 2014
Elliott grows stake in Alliance Trust

Elliott grows stake in Alliance Trust

US hedge fund Elliott Associates has grown its stake in Alliance Trust to just more than 10%.

Published : 26, Feb 2014
New managers for Alliance Trust fixed income team

New managers for Alliance Trust fixed income team...

The fixed income team at Alliance Trust Investments has taken on new co-managers from within the firm for two bond funds.

Published : 20, Jan 2014
Alliance Trust raising fees

Alliance Trust raising fees

Investment platform Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) has raised its annual administration fees in a move it said will allow it to maintain the quality of service to customers and to continue to meet regulatory standards.

Published : 2, Jan 2014
Alliance Trust pounces on Vodafone

Alliance Trust pounces on Vodafone

Alliance Trust has added Vodafone to its portfolio, with equity manager Ilario di Bon buying into changes afoot in the European telecoms sector.

14 new names added to Alliance Trusts platform

14 new names added to Alliance Trusts platform...

Alliance Trust Savings has added 14 fund managers to its investment platform, growing the number of clean share class funds to more than 2,000 ahead of its target.

Published : 28, Oct 2013
greater regulation weak response to failure

greater regulation weak response to failure

We all have the ability to look back in history with rose-tinted glasses especially to the periods when we were growing up (the 1970s in this case), even if that means remembering those skin-tight flares, platform shoes and black and white TVs.

Booming global equities boost Alliance Trust

Booming global equities boost Alliance Trust

Alliance Trust had its best Q1 for 15 years due to strong global equity performance and limited exposure to the UK market.

Published : 3, May 2013
Strong performance for Alliance Trust

Strong performance for Alliance Trust

Alliance Trust increased its dividend by 7% in 2012, its 46th consecutive annual increase, following a year of portfolio restructuring and team consolidation.

Published : 12, Mar 2013
alliance trust boosts sales force

alliance trust boosts sales force

Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) has expanded its platform intermediary sales force to eight members and appointed a marketing communications head as part of a “major push” for 2013.

Published : 17, Jan 2013
patience required

patience required

While stock markets and economies continue to diverge from each other, George Renouf argues that well-managed companies are still the driver of returns as long as investment strategists remain patient.

Published : 15, Jan 2013
photo gallery portfolio adviser expert investor us

photo gallery portfolio adviser expert investor...

At the Portfolio Adviser Expert Investor US event, the wealth manager delegates heard about the lack of impact they could expect from the fiscal cliff that will be reached on - or pushed back from - 1 January next year.

Published : 11, Dec 2012
alliance trust cuts holdings by half

alliance trust cuts holdings by half

Alliance Trust has completed a major portfolio restructuring which has seen its number of holdings reduced by 50% and, for the first time in 27 years, its largest holding a firm listed outside the UK.

Published : 20, Nov 2012

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