Investment Trust Focus

Fund profile: BlackRock World Mining Trust

Fund profile: BlackRock World Mining Trust

Strong management, innovation and increasing income has made BlackRock World Mining Trust a consistent outperformer over the past decade.

Trust Awards 2014: Large Trust

Trust Awards 2014: Large Trust

This is our most prestigious award, as it pitches substantial trusts from the different sectors against each other.

Trust Awards 2014: Private Equity

Trust Awards 2014: Private Equity

HarbourVest Global Private Equity offers a relatively low-risk way for investors to diversify their portfolios with some private equity exposure.

Trust Awards 2014: Premier Group

Trust Awards 2014: Premier Group

The phalanx of UK and European trusts managed by Henderson Global Investors were responsible for its triumph in our Premier Group award category.

Trust Awards 2014: High Income

Trust Awards 2014: High Income

The winning trust's outperformance has been partly due to an above-benchmark weighting to very small companies.

Trust Awards 2014: Emerging Markets

Trust Awards 2014: Emerging Markets

Frontier markets were slow to recover from the 2008 crisis, but have picked up strongly over the past 18 months.

Trust Awards 2014: Asia Pacific

Trust Awards 2014: Asia Pacific

Winning trust Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies' relative resilience over the past year owes much to the managers' caution.

Trust Awards 2014: Japan

Trust Awards 2014: Japan

Winning trust Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon's net asset value returns are the best of any Japanese trust over three and five years.

Blue-chip success hits holdings in Growth Portfolio

Blue-chip success hits holdings in Growth Portfolio

One of the most notable features of the last quarter in the UK was the sell-off in medium and smaller company growth stocks.

Trust Awards 2014: Europe

Trust Awards 2014: Europe

Manager of European Assets Trust Sam Cosh says Europe "still looks good value in comparison to other parts of the world."

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