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16 Oct 2018
Manager resigns at Ranger Direct Lending

Ranger Direct Lending releases information on Princeton bankruptcy

Ranger Direct Lending releases information on Princeton bankruptcy –  As previously announced by Rangers Direct Lending (RDL) , and reported by us in previous news posts (click here to view more) one of the company’s holdings, Princeton is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US.  Ranger is currently in process of forming a reorganisation plan for submission […]

15 Oct 2018
Caledonia acquires Deep Sea Electronics

Caledonia acquires Deep Sea Electronics

Caledonia acquires Deep Sea Electronics – Caledonia Investments (CLDN) has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Deep Sea Electronics Ltd (DSE)  The transaction values DSE at £162.0m. About DSE DSE is a UK based designer and manufacturer of controllers for diesel-powered electricity generators and intelligent battery chargers and is described in the announcement as world leading in this […]

15 Oct 2018

JPMorgan Emerging Markets benefits from “simple, consistent and patient” approach

JPMorgan Emerging Markets benefits from “simple, consistent and patient” approach –  the annual statement for year ending 30th June 2018 for JPMorgan Emerging Markets (JMG) has been published. Performance The company reported a positive year with the total return to shareholders of +7.0% NAV return of  +8.3%. The company’s benchmark index , the MSCI Emerging Markets Index returned +6.5%  (TR in sterling terms) Both asset allocation and stock selection were […]

03 Oct 2018

Yellow Cake reports NAV uplift on Uranium price rise

Yellow Cake reports NAV uplift on Uranium price rise – Yellow Cake plc (YCA), a specialist company operating in the uranium sector with a view to holding physical uranium for the long term, has released an operating update for the quarter ending third calendar quarter of 2018. The company’s NAV has increased by 21% to £2.42 /share relative to IPO price of […]

03 Oct 2018

Genesis Emerging Markets lowers its fees to tighten discount

Genesis Emerging Markets lowers its fees to tighten discount – Genesis Emerging Markets Fund  (GSS) has published it’s results for the year ended 30th June 2018. The NAV total return per share of the company rose by 6.8% over the twelve month period, which is in line with its benchmark, the MSCI EM (TR) Index. The share price, however, returned 8.4%. Performance After two […]

03 Oct 2018

SQN Asset Finance Income’s operational focus supports performance

SQN Asset Finance Income’s operational focus supports performance – SQN Asset Finance Income Fund (SQN) has published its annual report for the year ending 30 June 2018. Performance of NAV The company’s NAV total return per share was +6.2%. For the 2016 C shares,  the total return was +1.9%. The portfolio is performing well, with […]

03 Oct 2018

Another registered provider being reviewed by regulator

Another registered provider being reviewed by regulator – on 18 September 2018 the Regulator of Social Housing published a ‘Grading under review notice’ on Trinity Housing Association Limited. The notice says that “Trinity Housing Association Limited does not currently have a regulatory judgement as it previously held less than 1,000 homes. We are investigating a […]

02 Oct 2018

Baillie Gifford Japan benefits from positive stock selection

Baillie Gifford Japan benefits from positive stock selection – the annual statement for Baillie Gifford Japan (BGFD) has been released. Performance The company’s net asset value returned 22.1% (total return in sterling terms). By comparison, the company’s  benchmark, the TOPIX index rose by 7.8% on the same basis.  This was after deducting borrowings at fair value. The share price […]

02 Oct 2018

Sirius completes acquisition of business park in Mannheim

Sirius completes acquisition of business park in Mannheim – Sirius Real Estate (SRE) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of a business park in the northeast of Mannheim in South West Germany. The total consideration was €9.62 million, reflecting an EPRA net initial yield of 6.0%. Funding The acquisition was funded using a combination of capital raised from […]

02 Oct 2018

Invesco Income Growth trims fees

Invesco Income Growth trims fees – Following constructive discussions with the company’s manager, Invesco Fund Managers Limited, Invesco Income Growth‘s board has announced the agreement of amendments to the existing fee arrangement became effective 1 October 2018. A reduction in the fee from 0.65% to 0.60% for the first GBP150 million of market capitalisation; A reduction in the […]

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