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Trust Watch: BMO’s calm trust picker Hewitt up for grabs

Tired of running your own investment trust portfolio? Shares in veteran trust picker Peter Hewitt look a bit of a bargain.

Ian Cowie: what can I possibly EAT next in Europe?

The double whammy of a slump in capital and dividend at European Assets Trust (EAT) has our columnist looking for a replacement.

Airbus A380 closure ‘positive’, claim high-yield plane funds

London-listed plane leasing funds pull out of their nose dive as their managers put a gloss on shock decision by Airbus to stop making the A380 ‘super jumbos’ they lease to the Emirates airline.

Sunday Papers: Richest man quits UK to save billions

And regional airline Flybmi collapses into administration blaming Brexit uncertainty.

RBS leads FTSE higher on bumper dividend payout

Royal Bank of Scotland shares rally as final and special dividends take annual payout to 13p, well ahead of forecasts.

UK Commercial plans push into ‘alternative’ properties

UK Commercial Property, a £1.1 billion generalist real estate investment trust, seeks shareholder approval ‘to move with the times’ and add specialist properties such as doctors’ surgeries, student accommodation and hotels.

Bill Ackman pays dividends but will investors give expensive hedgie a second chance?

Pershing Square Holdings is back at the races, its shares soaring 26% this year after a dismal period since launch. A wide discount to net asset value looks a bargain but investors will take some convincing.

Train hails Hargreaves’ ‘explosive’ potential after doubling stake

Nick Train has hailed Hargreaves Lansdown’s potential for ‘explosive growth’ a week after his Lindsell Train fund group doubled its stake.

Valentine’s Day: investment trusts to fall in love with

Investment trusts make ideal long-term financial partners. We sift through the listed stock market funds hitting the highs - and lows - in the investor popularity stakes.

Micro Focus and AstraZeneca keep FTSE firing

Software firm and pharmaceutical giant help drive FTSE 100 to fresh four-month highs.