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Ian Cowie: can Scottish Mortgage spread the word?

Some financial advisers prefer to pretend that investment trusts don’t exist so it is good to see the UK’s biggest closed-end fund taking them on.

Trust Watch: Brexit-battered Brittain deserves a bounce

A former top-performing UK investment trust is starting to revive on hopes a ‘no deal’ with Brussels can be avoided. Plus all the big movers and ‘cheap’ and ‘dear’ trusts.

Smithson invests 95% of money from blockbuster IPO

Global smaller companies trust launched by star fund manager Terry Smith has deployed the bulk of the £822 million it raised from investors in last month's record initial public offer (IPO).

Schroder Real Estate vows ‘vigilance’ in Brexit upheaval

Diversified UK commercial property trust looks to sell some properties and take profits as it navigates a course through the UK’s increasingly choppy political and economic waters.

Baillie Gifford wants a Europe trust: who’s up for grabs?

Investment trust powerhouse wants to fill the European gap in its closed-end range. Should other European trusts be worried?

M&G Credit Income raises £100m for floating rate fund

Fund manager M&G returns to investment trust sector after hitting minimum fund-raising target for diversified debt fund aiming to yield around 5%.

FTSE falls, sterling stalls as May faces Brexit rebellion

The UK stock market falls but the pound holds steady as investors wait to see whether the prime minister can convince her divided Cabinet to back her Brexit deal with Europe.

Vodafone jumps on divi relief as pound wipes out FTSE gains

Mobile phone operator freezes but does not cut dividend, while FTSE 100 gains are wiped out by pound's surge.

Pound soars on reports cabinet to sign off Brexit deal

Pound surges on reports prime minister Theresa May will convene a cabinet tomorrow to sign off on a Brexit deal.

3i Infrastructure powers ahead after Thameslink revaluation

Infrastructure company reports a 9.3% net asset return in its half-year results, helped by a huge revaluation in its stake in Cross London Trains.