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16 Feb 2024
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Polar Capital Global Financials affected by sector selloff

Polar capital Global Financials Trust says that its NAV total return for the year ended 30 November 2023 was -2.8%. This compares to a return on the MSCI ACWI Financials Index of +0.3%. Unfortunately, investors were hit by a widening of the trust’s discount to 12%, leaving them with a return of -7.5%. The discount […]

16 Feb 2024
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QuotedData’s morning briefing 16 February 2024 – CHIU, INPP

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 16 February 2024: CT UK High Income Trust has decided to cancel the listing of its units (CHIU). Until now, investors had been able to hold and trade in units in the fund that were comprised of three ordinary shares and 1 B share. Now, the units are being discontinued and […]

15 Feb 2024

Bluefield Solar plans £20m buyback

Bluefield Solar’s NAV slipped slightly over the final quarter of 2023, from 136.4p to 136.0p. Higher opeartional costs offset the benefit of recognising the company’s Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin certificates (REGOs) and slightly higher long term forecast power prices. The board has reiterated its target dividend for the full year of not less than […]

15 Feb 2024

Scottish American falls short in difficult 150th year

Scottish American has published results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2023. Its NAV returns did not match those of its benchmark (the All-World Index), returning 11.8% to the index’s 15.7%, and a widening discount left shareholders with a return of 8.2%. Although the chairman points out that discounts have widened across the invetsment […]

15 Feb 2024

QuotedData’s morning briefing 15 February 2024 – RKW, IVPG, IVPE, IVPM, IVPB, HOME

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 15 February 2024 Invesco Select (IVPG / IVPE / IVPM / IVPB) has published a circular in connection with its plan to merge its share classes into the global equity income pool. Nothing seems to have changed from the original proposal. Holders of the managed liquidity and balanced risk classes can […]

08 Feb 2024

Riverstone Energy launches $200m tender offer

Riverstone Energy proposes to return $200m (equivalent to approximately £158m) of its excess capital to shareholders by means of a tender offer at a price of £10.50 per ordinary share. The tender price represents a premium of approximately 31% to the closing market price of £8.00 on 7 February 2024 and a 16% discount to […]

08 Feb 2024

Pershing Square cuts manager’s performance fee

Pershing Square Holdings says that its investment manager (Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P) has proposed and the board has approved some changes to the fund’s investment management agreement that will reduce the performance fees paid by Pershing Square Holdings from this year. The amendments to the management agreement are to its variable performance fee provision. […]

08 Feb 2024

QuotedData’s morning briefing 8 February 2024 – DGI9, BIPS, APAX, SYNC, HEIT, SHIP, AIRE, HLCL

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 8 February 2024: Digital 9’s (DGI9) sale of Verne Global may take longer than expected to close as the Icelandic anti-trust authority wants to look at the transaction. The company warns that this could add between 90 and 135 days to the wait for the final sign off of the deal. […]

07 Feb 2024

Augmentum’s Onfido in bid talks

Augmentum Fintech has highlighted an announcement today from one of the companies in its portfolio, Onfido. Onfido has entered exclusive discussions with potential acquirer, US based Entrust, a global leader in trusted payments, identities and data security. If this transaction goes ahead, Augmentum expects that the proceeds will be at or slightly above the current […]

02 Feb 2024

QD view – VIP access at bargain prices

After an extended period of trading at wide discounts, private equity funds seem to be more responsive to the idea of using share buybacks to tackle the problem. Is it time to pick up these bargains before they disappear? HarbourVest launching distribution pool The latest to make a move on this is HarbourVest Private Equity […]

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