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Canaccord ups JPMorgan American on ‘escape’ plan

Canaccord Genuity analysts lift their rating on JPMorgan American after investment trust dropped fund manager Garrett Fish and announced plans for higher-conviction stock selection.

Star BB Biotech manager steps back from Healthcare trust

Dr Daniel Koller, star biotech fund manager who helped launch BB Healthcare over two years ago, leaves his colleagues to get on with the job as he focuses on flagship fund in Zurich.

Trust Watch: UK small-cap star sheds premium in Brexit blues

We’ve an interesting new addition to our ‘cheap’ list this week from the competitive UK Smaller Companies sector.

Baillie Gifford raises £364m for Schiehallion unlisted tech fund

First quarter investment company fund raising boosted by Baillie Gifford's new institutional offering and Supermarket Income placing £45 million of shares.

Sterling slides as May pleads with EU over Brexit deadline

The pound plunged over 1% today as fears of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit intensified, giving the FTSE 100 another boost although mid-cap shares retreated.

Austin Forey: I don’t have to gear to beat emerging markets!

JPMorgan Emerging Markets manager expresses confidence about prospects and explains how his investment trust has trounced its sister open-ended fund over 21 years without the help of borrowing.

Baillie Gifford seeks $600m for new global ‘unicorn’ fund

(Update) Schiehallion Fund is a new closed-end investment company for institutional investors dedicated to the rapidly growing unlisted ‘unicorns’ that fund manager’s flagship Scottish Mortgage Trust has successfully pioneered.

Garrett Fish steps down in JPMorgan American shake-up

North America investment trust replaces its lead fund manager Garrett Fish and moves to a hybrid growth-and-value strategy under two fund managers in bid to revive investor interest.

What are ‘split capital’ investment trusts?

‘Splits’ get their name because they offer more than one share class to investors. Gavatar explains why they do this and how they work.

The UK equity income trusts poised for a Brexit bounce

If you’re wondering where to invest this year’s ISA there is a compelling argument to deploy your cash in the UK stock market and, more specifically, in the UK Equity Income investment trust sector.