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Trust Watch: Shires Income hit by Aviva pref attack

We have a new format, analysing the big risers and fallers of the week as well as those investment trusts looking cheap or dear after moves in their share prices.

Morse puts on the ‘shorts’ at Fidelity European Values

Concern over the ‘relentless climb’ in stock markets saw manager Sam Morse raise his bets against company share prices in his £1 billion portfolio.

Brenda Dean, Empiric Student and RESI chairman, dies

Former trade unionist and Labour peer, who built a career in property and chaired two real estate investment trusts, has died aged 74.

JPMorgan Claverhouse buys Scottish Mortgage stake

Fund manager William Meadon takes unusual step of adding Scottish Mortgage Trust to the UK equity income portfolio while its board announces measures to curb volatility in its share price.

Ian Cowie: I’m selling Russia trust as hostilities mount

The war of words between Britain and Russia after the attempted murder of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter has led me to sell a long-standing holding in my ‘forever fund’.

Bruce Stout: QE withdrawal risks global recession

Bearish manager of Murray International investment trust says chances of central bankers avoiding a recession while tightening monetary policy are ‘virtually zero’.

Burford bounce boosts Woodford and Barnett

Shares in litigation finance provider surge, providing some relief to major fund manager backers Neil Woodford and Mark Barnett.

Ranger Direct arbitration stalls as Princeton goes bankrupt

Ranger Direct Lending's efforts to extricate its money from Princeton Alternative Funding after the collapse of one of its investments suffers a setback as it declares itself bankrupt.

M&G hands Woodford £69 million in Gigaclear bid

M&G secures agreement from Woodford to buy his stake for £68.8 million in takeover bid for rural broadband provider.

‘Watchful’ Witan beats its active fund managers again

Global multi-manager investment trust generated 22% return in 2017, with most of its external fund managers doing well, although the direct portfolio managed by Witan executives did best.