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Utilico ups the ante with global income trust yielding 5%

ICM, the fund manager behind Utilico Emerging Markets, unveils global income trust aiming for a sector-beating dividend yield.

Invesco Perpetual seeks to oust loan fund chair in fee row

Invesco Perpetual Enhanced Income to summon shareholder meeting after its fund manager calls for removal of chairman and a co-director after its decision to resign last month.

High-yield ‘battery’ fund starts very small after £30m float

Gore Street Energy Storage, the UK’s first listed ‘battery’ fund, scrapes on to London Stock Exchange after raising less than a third of its original £100 million target.

UK Wind eyes ‘game-changing’ £600m tilt for EDF assets

Greencoat UK Wind, the largest listed renewable energy fund, considering transformational bid for 49% stake in wind farm business of French energy giant EDF.

James Carthew: I hope Horizon revives faith in social housing

Horizon Housing real estate investment trust is the latest launch in the burgeoning social housing sub-sector where, at one point, investors were falling over themselves to get involved.

James Anderson: the three steps to investment success

Scottish Mortgage Trust co-manager explains what it takes to be a successful investor over time.

Trust Watch: Aberforth v Henderson in small-cap tussle

Smaller company investment trusts are to the fore in this week's look at the buying opportunities and share price moves in closed-ended funds.

Facebook users ‘don’t care’ about ad scandal, says Rogoff

Manager of Polar Capital Technology trust claims consumers are largely sanguine about Facebook selling their information to advertisers.

Ian Cowie: the extraordinary efforts of the Phoenix investor

If you notice someone loitering in the loo at JD Wetherspoon or asking awkward questions at Tesco or Morrisons, they might be mystery shoppers from the fund manager trying to revive the country’s former worst investment trust.

Nick Train: Unilever move from UK not in investors’ interests

Star fund manager and long-term investor in Unilever is unconvinced by Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant's plan to collapse its dual structure and shift its base from London to Rotterdam.