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Latest News - Gavin Lumsden

Trust Watch: ‘cracking value’ in Capital Gearing’s favourite small-cap star

Lindsell Train, Aberdeen New Dawn biotech and social housing funds feature in this week's roundup, but the highlight is the heavily discounted UK smaller companies trust backed by one of the UK's most cautious investors.

Energy efficiency fund gets its dessert second time round

Four months after floating on the stock exchange, SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust surpasses its original £150 million fund-raising target, thanks to a £72 million share placing.

Merian Chrysalis almost doubles with £100m fund raise

(Update) Richard Watts and Nick Williamson's new pre-flotation investment company confirms it attracted £50 million more than it first sought in ‘significantly’ over-subscribed share placing.

CatCo manager gives itself all clear but official probe goes on

Internal review of fund manager of CatCo Reinsurance Opportunities finds no evidence of wrong doing but US government inquiries into its huge losses continues.

Green Reit gives up and clambers on auction block

Ireland’s first real estate investment trust puts itself up for sale complaining of the chronic undervaluation of its shares which it says do not reflect the value of its £1.3 billion commercial property portfolio.

Emma Osborne takes ‘adviser’ role at Intermediate Capital

Fund manager of ICG Enterprise is stepping back to take senior adviser role at Intermediate Capital Group, three years after specialist asset manager added the private equity investment trust to its fold.

Top of the Pops Hipgnosis shuts share placing on day one

(Update) Brief opportunity to buy new shares in Hipgnosis Song passes after institutional investors pour £141.5 million into alternative income fund launched by Beyonce’s former manager last year.

What’s wrong with high-yielding social housing trusts?

We assess prospects for Civitas (CSH) and Triple Point (SOHO) after shares in the real estate investment trusts were hit by a negative report from the Regulator for Social Housing.

Henderson International eyes Establishment assets as Henry Thornton starts new fund

Henderson International Income Trust in line for bump-up in assets after board of Establishment choose it as default roll-over option for shareholders ahead of its liquidation.

US solar fund raises £153m as IPO market stirs to life

US Solar Fund (USF) has become only the second investment trust launch of the year, raising $200 million (£153 million) in its initial public offer.