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QuotedData, Investment Week, 21 July 2021 • 1 min read

Apax Global Alpha invests in a range of private equity funds raised and advised by Apax Partners. To avoid the problem of uninvested cash dragging on returns, the trust invests surplus liquidity in a portfolio of derived investments – debt and equity stakes in businesses that Apax Partners knows well…

BlackRock Throgmorton is one of the most successful UK smaller companies investment trusts and, as such, an ideal way to play the resurgence of international interest in the UK stock market. The performance of UK companies and smaller companies in particular has lagged world indices on uncertainty about Brexit. This was compounded by the perceived vulnerability of the UK economy to COVID-19. A Brexit deal and the success of the vaccine rollout in the UK has rekindled interest and investors are waking up to the value opportunity presented by the UK market…

Herald Investment Trust is a global smaller companies trust with a long and impressive track record of investing in technology and media businesses. It is a survivor, having weathered the tech boom and bust and the global financial crisis. It can boast just one fund manager since its launch in 1994, Katie Potts. She is justly proud of the value that Herald has created for its shareholders over that time…

At first glance, Jupiter Emerging and Frontier Income has had a difficult couple of years – giving up much of its outperformance of its benchmark since launch in May 2017 and shrinking last month after offering investors an exit at a price close to NAV.

However, we see considerable latent value within its portfolio. There are good reasons to back emerging and frontier markets for the long-term, and the manager’s focus on stocks experiencing positive change has worked well in the past…

Polar Capital Financials Trust was out of favour with investors for some time and was hit hard by COVID-19 as investors fretted about the potential for a surge in bad debts hitting bank stocks. The situation has improved dramatically, however. The trust is expanding as investors flock to take advantage of renewed enthusiasm for the sector…

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