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Independent: the best and cheapest trust of 2017

Independent, the best performing investment trust last year with a shareholder return of 71%, is also one of the cheapest after its stellar growth helped cut shareholders’ annual costs to just 0.25%.

Ian Cowie: Carillion crisis confirms infrastructure shares were too high

Just as Carillion’s catastrophe warns investors to beware corporate hype, collateral damage among infrastructure funds flags up risks of buying investment trusts at double-digit premia.

Ballot box verdicts loom for Artemis Alpha and 23 rivals

Artemis Alpha one of 24 investment trusts anxiously hoping to keep shareholders sweet ahead of continuation votes this year.

Killik: time to buy Utilico Emerging Markets

The research team at Killik & Co highlights Utilico Emerging Markets as an investment company that could take off this year.

Numis: trusts grow assets at faster rate than funds

A bumper 2017 saw investment trusts and companies raise £11.9 billion, capping off a frenetic five years in which they grew faster than rival open-ended funds.

Sandy Nairn returns to Templeton by selling Edinburgh Partners to Franklin

Franklin Templeton Investments has bought Edinburgh Partners in a move that brings the boutique’s founder back into the US group’s fold and trebles its range of investment trusts.

Bankers caps ‘expensive’ America as Smith takes on UK

Global equities trust recycles profits from US into China and Europe as its lead manager Alex Crooke passes its UK portfolio to David Smith.

Infrastructure funds activate Carillion emergency plans

(Update) HICL Infrastructure, International Public Partnership and John Laing Infrastructure rush to find replacement public sector contractors after Carillion's liquidation but play down the impact of its collapse on their funds.

Carillion collapse, Corbyn rise put infrastructure in play

Liquidation of public sector contractor has checked recent recovery of listed infrastructure funds, which look interesting for those who can stomach the political risks.

James Henderson regrets Carillion ‘mistake’

Manager of Law Debenture and Lowland investment trusts left holding a stake in construction group that he could not sell as it plunged towards liquidation.