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Scottish hikes dividend as contrarian calls bring in cash

Christmas comes early for shareholders in Scottish Investment Trust which raises dividends by 48% saying fund manager Alasdair McKinnon is generating more income than expected.

Carthew: the beneficiaries of Blue Prism’s inexorable rise

Aside from benefiting from Blue Prism's stellar performance this year, Independent and River and Mercantile Micro Cap share another striking similarity - neither trust has the desire to expand.

Star healthcare manager quits after harassment claims

Sam Isaly has stepped down from the Worldwide Healthcare investment trust and OrbiMed fund group after allegations of sexual harassment.

Investment Trust Watch: Independent premium warning

Independent Investment Trust has had a stunning year but its managing director Max Ward is concerned about the high premium on its shares.

Bankers and HINT managers on the up at Janus Henderson

Alex Crooke and Ben Lofthouse win promotion in a further reshuffle following the merger of Janus Capital Group and Henderson Global Investors this year.

US monetary tightening risks recession, says Seneca

Seneca Global Income & Growth's Peter Elston has sold out of the US and warned that investors are underestimating implications of 'quantitative tightening'.

Bennett: probably the best expensive market in the world

Forget new paradigms, John Bennett, manager of top-performing Henderson European Focus Trust, is cautiously sipping a Carlsberg as he waits for markets to correct.

Bond reform could bring £20bn to Reits and offshore trusts

Real estate investment trusts and London-listed funds could benefit from a rule change allowing them to be included in bonds sold to UK and ex-pat investors.

Ian Cowie: ‘New Japan’ defies the cynics and does me proud

Next week marks the fifth anniversary of the election of prime minister Shinzo Abe, whose efforts to stimulate the economy have helped the Nikkei index more than double.

Barnett backs P2P Global Investments for recovery

Invesco Perpetual’s Mark Barnett, the biggest investor in listed alternative lending funds, expresses faith in turnaround of sector's biggest disappointment so far.