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Grab global growing dividends with Securities Trust of Scotland

Thursday 09 May 2019

‘We go global to hunt down the best, most sustainable income ideas,’ says Mark Whitehead, manager of the quarterly-dividend paying Securities Trust of Scotland ( STS ) . This is an investment trust generating a geographically diverse source of income from a carefully selected cohort of high quality...

Limp US tech reporting season impact on UK investment trusts

Thursday 09 May 2019

A relatively impressive first quarter of 2019 for many of the world’s largest technology companies (Google parent Alphabet aside) has failed to move the needle of the three investment trusts most exposed to the technology stocks. Shares in Allianz Technology Trust ( ATT ) , Polar Capital Technology...

Supermarket Income REIT snaps up Tesco store

Thursday 02 May 2019

In the same week that British Land ( BLND ) sold 12 Sainsbury’s ( SBRY ) stores for £429m, specialist investor Supermarket Income REIT ( SUPR ) inked a £45m deal to buy a Tesco Extra supermarket in Mansfield. While British Land’s decision was seen as a sign of the diminishing appeal of supermarkets...

Income letdown from Aberdeen Standard European Logistics

Thursday 02 May 2019

The income yield target of Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income ( ASLI ) has been trimmed just 15 months after its launch. Initially pitched at 5.5% based on its 100p IPO price in December 2017, the investment trust has cut that target to 5% after talks with its largest shareholders,...

What change at the top means for RIT Capital Partners

Thursday 02 May 2019

Lord Rothschild is stepping down as chairman and director of RIT Capital Partners ( RCP ) and will take up the role of president, maintaining his active involvement with the trust he founded. This follows several years of succession planning at RIT, a trust focused on long-term capital growth...

Why you should consider going against the herd with Henderson Eurotrust

Thursday 02 May 2019

Investors looking for an opportunity to put money to work in currently unloved European markets should consider Henderson EuroTrust ( HNE ) . This investment trust aims to deliver superior total returns from a portfolio of high quality European (ex UK) investments. Former deputy manager Jamie Ross...

Why the experts are excited about investing in regional offices

Thursday 25 Apr 2019

Anyone visiting or living in London will be aware that office blocks continue to spring up all over the place, with the skyline dominated by cranes as developers press ahead with new projects. But if you move outside the M25 the story is very different as we explain in this article. We’ve spoken to...

Baillie Gifford UK Growth brushes off portfolio disappointments

Thursday 18 Apr 2019

Since Baillie Gifford took over the running of the trust from Schroders in 2018 Baillie Gifford UK Growth ( BGUK ) has enjoyed a strong performance. In share price terms, the trust is the UK’s best performer across the entire Association of Investment Companies UK All Companies grouping, over the...

AEW UK Long Lease hit by tenant collapse

Thursday 18 Apr 2019

Commercial investment property owner AEW UK Long Lease REIT ( AEWL ) has served notice on its manager and may put the company up for sale after its biggest tenant, Meridian Metal Trading, fell into administration. The board is considering ‘all options’ from issuing shares to selling the company or...

BlackRock Latin American eyes spicier strategy

Thursday 18 Apr 2019

New managers at BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust ( BRLA ) are rethinking strategy to widen geographic reach and be less conservative on stock selection. Will Landers left the trust after 13 years in December having beaten its MSCI Latin American benchmark in net asset terms in eight of the...

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