News & Analysis

Should investors follow the China in-crowd?

Should investors follow the China in-crowd?

After a 100%-plus rise in the Chinese stock market over the past year, are investors wanting a piece of the action arriving too late to the party, asks Money Observer editor Andrew Pitts.

Fund profile: Pantheon International Participations

Fund profile: Pantheon International Participations

Andrew Lebus, manager of Pantheon International Participations, the oldest listed private equity trust, has a keen eye for new consumer trends.

Which investment trusts have the best inflation-beating dividends?

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The consistent dividend performance typical of many trusts can play a leading role in protecting capital from the corrosive effect of inflation.

Small companies are ready to step ahead

Small companies are ready to step ahead

Smaller companies' returns may be on the up after struggling over the past year to maintain their impressive four-year run, says Cherry Reynard.

Fund profile: Alliance Trust Sustainable Future Global Growth

Fund profile: Alliance Trust Sustainable Future Global Growth

Simon Clements, manager of Alliance Trust Sustainable Future Global Growth, says not all fossil fuels are bad - except shale gas, that is.

2015 Investment Trust Awards: Best Global and Emerging Market Trusts

2015 Investment Trust Awards: Best Global and Emerging Market Trusts

One of our winner's shares traded at a premium for much of 2014, a situation that used to be considered unachievable by a large global trust.

2015 Investment Trust Awards: Best Specialist Trusts

2015 Investment Trust Awards: Best Specialist Trusts

Our high income award winner nets the treble, having already won best European trust and gold in our medals for monthly money awards.

2015 Investment Trust Awards: Premier Investment Trust Group

2015 Investment Trust Awards: Premier Investment Trust Group

The winner in our Premier Group category has to thank a storming performance by the newest and largest of its five regionally diversified trusts.

2015 Investment Trust Awards: Best for regular savings

2015 Investment Trust Awards: Best for regular savings

We have combined popular sectors to identify those trusts that have best served regular savers investing £50 a month over the past five years.

2015 Investment Trust Awards: Best Regional Trusts

2015 Investment Trust Awards: Best Regional Trusts

Baillie Gifford continues to dominate the Japan category, while our Asia Pacific winner has been 'transformed' under new management.