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Investment Trust Insider - Comment & Analysis

India general elections: fund managers mull Modi’s chances

Investment trust managers consider whether India’s prime minister Narendra Modi will get a second shot in office and the impact on the country’s dynamic but expensive stock market.

European launches review to remedy chronic performance

Edinburgh Partners' hold on European investment trust hangs by thread as its board review its fund management arrangements in response to long-term disappointing returns.

Shared ownership not Help to Buy will plug UK housing gap

With the UK needing 3.9 million new homes and the Help to Buy scheme being phased out, let’s hope the obvious alternative can take its place, says Ben Fry of Residential Secure Income.

James Carthew: Riverstone, Aquila energise IPO market

Investment company flotations have been thin on the ground this year but Riverstone Credit Opportunities Income and Aquila European Renewables Income are now raising money with initial public share offers (IPOs).

Trust Watch: Allied Minds attack cheers Patient Capital

An intriguing rise in the shares of Woodford Patient Capital Trust coincides with a campaign by an activist fund against fellow incubator Allied Minds.

Ian Cowie: Winterflood opens gate to debate about tenders

Templeton Emerging Markets’ broker has expressed ‘misgivings’ about its proposal to buy back shares if its performance does not improve. What’s the problem?

Simon Edelsten: the challenge of climate-friendly investing

Finding technology that is reliable and climate-friendly businesses that are sustainably profitable is a challenge more investors are facing.

Subdued Syncona stumps up £34m for cell therapy start-up

It has been a quiet year so far for shares in Syncona but the £1.6 billion listed life sciences fund has been busy founding UCL university spin-off Quell.

LXI Reit raising £100m as open-ended funds drop deals

Long-lease real estate investment trust launches share issue to take advantage of string of opportunities including property purchases being dropped by rival open-ended funds under Brexit pressure.

Morningstar downgrades Woodford Equity Income on ‘extreme’ portfolio

Fund research group cuts rating from 'bronze' to 'neutral', criticising manager's 'relentless willingness to push the portfolio to its liquidity limit'.