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The ‘Gavatar’: my really quick guide to investment funds and investment trusts!

Gavin Lumsden transforms into the ‘Gavatar’ for the first of his series of video beginner's guides to investment trusts and investment funds.

Citywire launches inaugural Investment Trust Awards

Citywire is delighted to reveal the short-lists for its first Investment Trust Awards. The winners will be announced at an event next month in London.

Investment Trust Watch: cheap and dear trusts

Our weekly look at the changing discounts and premiums on investment trust share prices. 

Infrastructure funds face new windfall tax threat from Labour

Labour MP Stella Creasy’s proposal for a windfall tax on companies benefiting from PFI contracts marks a ‘credible’ shift in Opposition thinking, says Jefferies analyst Matthew Hose.

Ian Cowie: why Fidelity China is the emerging trust for me

You don’t need to be a communist or be invited to the National Congress jamboree to see money-making opportunities in China.

Rachel Beagles voted new AIC chairman

Chair of Securities Trust of Scotland replaces Peter Arthur at head of Association of Investment Companies, the third woman in a decade to take the role.

Mike Wilson steps down from RIT Capital Partners board

Life insurance veteran and co-founder of wealth manager St James’ Place ends long-standing link to Rothschild family-backed investment fund due to ill health.

Daniel Koller: biotech is heading for another blockbuster year

The investment risks in biotechnology are clear but with new drug approvals picking up despite US political uncertainty, so are the sector's prospects, says co-manager of BB Healthcare.

CatCo hikes reserves and eyes fund raise after hurricanes

Catco Reinsurance Opportunities sets aside another 14% of assets to pay for hurricane damage but considers raising more money as investors seek to exploit higher insurance rates.

Alt Income: your guide to P2P & direct lending funds

In part two of our series on alternative income for yield-hungry investors, we look under the bonnet of listed peer-to-peer and direct lending trusts.