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Gavatar – what are private equity investment trusts?

If you’re just getting to know investment trusts you might think they only invest in shares – or the equity – of companies listed on public stock markets like the London Stock Exchange.

‘We’re not greedy foreigners trying to destroy Japan’

Joe Bauernfreund of AVI Japan Opportunities explains how the new investment trust is helping shake up the country’s cosy corporate culture and release huge value in its smaller companies.

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.

Brexit Meltdown: are property trusts better than funds?

With investors again pulling money from commercial property funds, our panel of experts debate the best way to access bricks and mortar and what the City regulator should do to avoid a damaging repeat of the 2016 fund suspensions.

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.

What is the difference between ‘investment trusts’ and ‘investment companies’?

Gavatar explains the meaning of the two terms frequently applied to funds listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Hugh Young: the buck stops with me on Asia recovery

Veteran Asia Pacific fund manager Hugh Young discusses how he is going to improve the performance of Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus and the other investment trusts run by his team.

Should I buy a new investment trust at launch?

Gavatar explains why this question isn’t as daft as it might appear and why in the past the answer was often ‘no’.

Investment trusts: should I worry about discounts?

Discounts – where investment trust share prices trade below their underlying value – are sometimes presented as a good thing. Are they, asks Gavatar?

India Capital Growth: oil price fall a relief but we’re not out of the woods

David Cornell of India Capital Growth says recent drop in oil price has helped India's stock market and currency rally after a difficult year.