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25 Jan 2021
BB Biotech tops biotech trust league in January

BB Biotech bets big on an unexpected Alzheimer’s approval

Switzerland’s BB Biotech (SIX:BION) has made a $130m investment in Biogen, a US large cap biotech company that would normally fall outside its small-to mid cap investment area, in a bid to capitalise on the possible approval over the next few weeks of an Alzheimer’s therapy that has been largely written off by the market. […]

22 Jan 2021
BB Biotech remains a top performer in Feb

BB Biotech raises dividend after strong year

Switzerland’s BB Biotech (SIX:BION) recorded a solid investment performance in 2020 despite the volatile markets, according to its preliminary report. The trust saw a 16.4% rise in NAV (with a 12 % rise in share price) over the year, with a 20.6% gain in portfolio value (25.5% in US dollars) and the share price up […]

22 Jan 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 22 January 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 22 January 2021: Utilico Emerging Markets (UEM) has made a statement in relation to US Executive Order 13959. This order, which was signed by Trump in the final days of his presidency, prohibits US Persons from purchasing publicly traded securities of 35 Chinese companies identified as Communist Chinese Military Companies. UEM has confirmed […]

15 Jan 2021

Despite reducing equities in March IIT recovered in second half

The Independent Investment Trust (IIT) has announced its annual results for the year ended 30 November 2020, during which it recovered in the second half, despite reducing equities in March. Over the year, IIT produced a net asset value (NAV) total return of -2.2%. Its chairman, Douglas McDougall, says that, over the same period, theoretical […]

15 Jan 2021

Pipeline update and personnel change for Triple Point Energy Efficiency Infrastructure

Triple Point Energy Efficiency Infrastructure (TEEC) has provided an update on its pipeline as well as personnel changes that are taking place at its investment manager. Pipeline update TEEC says that headline terms for its first investment into energy efficient heat distribution assets, represented by the target CHP+ portfolio identified at IPO, are now agreed […]

15 Jan 2021

Tender offer on the cards for Gabelli Value Plus+

The board of Gabelli Value Plus+ Trust (GVP) has made an announcement this morning which suggests a tender offer may be on the cards, which could finally offer a way out of the maze for beleaguered GVP shareholders. In its announcement, GVP’s board says that it plans to shortly publish a circular convening a general meeting at which […]

15 Jan 2021

Downing Renewables and Infrastructure gets exclusivity on Lake Vänern wind farm

Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust (DORE) has announced that it has signed an exclusivity agreement with Bagnall Energy Limited in relation to a proposed investment in a 100 MW nearshore, shallow water wind farm. The wind farm is to be constructed in Lake Vänern in southern Sweden and developed by Cloudberry Clean Energy AS. DORE […]

15 Jan 2021

TRIG invests in the Beatrice offshore windfarm, Scotland

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has announced that it has exchanged contracts to acquire an equity interest of 17.5% in the Beatrice offshore wind farm project in the UK, from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). Beatrice is a 588MW offshore wind farm developed by SSE Plc that is located approximately 13km off the north east coast […]

15 Jan 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 15 January 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 15 January 2021: Macau Property Opportunities (MPO) has provided an update for the second half of 2020. After a disappointing first half due to the effects of COVID-19, MPO says that the second half showed some improvement with the pandemic under control in the territory and neighbouring China. These factors, together with […]

08 Jan 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 8 January 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 8 January 2021: The Schiehallion Fund has announced that it is considering an issue of C shares to institutional and professional investors at a price of US$1.00 per C share. The company says that the size of the issue is still to be determined, but it does not currently expect that the […]

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