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JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income extends lead over benchmark
JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income held back by discount widening

JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income Trust (JEMI) has published results covering the 12 months ended 31 July 2021. The benchmark, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index rose 13.9% over the period. However, the company’s total return on net assets was 24.6%, outperforming the benchmark by a considerable margin. The total return to shareholders was 27.8%, reflecting […]

SDCL updates on investment activity

SDCL updates on investment activity – SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEIT) has updated investors on its recent investment and financing activity.  The LYCRA Company SEIT has made an investment commitment of c.£3m to implement, finance and own the replacement of an energy efficient chiller system at The LYCRA Company’s Singapore facility.  Construction has commenced […]

Strong returns from VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity 

Strong returns from VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity – VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund produced an NAV return of 65.6% and a 63.1% increase in its share price over the year ended 30 June 2021. The strong returns meant that there was a performance fee of $16.6m accrued at the end of the year.  The dividend for the year […]

QuotedData’s morning briefing 26 October 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 26 October 2021: Schroder BSC Social Impact (SBSI)’s first results, covering the period from launch to 30 June 2021, show an NAV return of 6.09%. There’s a first dividend of 0.57p per share. All of the IPO proceeds have been committed and, at 30 June, two-thirds had been deployed into 23 […]

Urban Logistics REIT plans main market move

Urban Logistics REIT has announced plans to move to the premium segment of the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The directors said they believed that the market capitalisation of the company (£550m) now justifies the move and that it would provide the most appropriate market listing for the continuing growth of the company. […]

Atrato Onsite Energy eyes £150m IPO
Energy

A new closed-ended investment company established to invest in a diversified portfolio of onsite renewable energy assets, Atrato Onsite Energy (which plans to trade under the ticker ROOF), has announced its intention to launch an initial public offering, targeting gross issue proceeds of £150m. This will be through the issuance of new ordinary shares by […]

EP Global Opportunities to become a self-managed trust

EP Global Opportunities to become a self-managed trust – Following the review of its strategic direction as announced in its half-year report in June, EP Global Opportunities (EPG) has announced plans to change its management arrangements by becoming a self-managed investment trust. As a result, the board will assume overall control over the investment policy […]

QuotedData’s morning briefing 25 October 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 25 October 2021: Schroder Asia Pacific (SDP) has appointed Julia Goh as an independent non-executive director, with effect from 25 October 2021. She will also be a member of the audit and risk, nomination and management engagement committees. Her 27 years of broad-based financial services experience includes being a managing director […]

QD view – LABS launch should get lift-off

The remarkable response to the COVID-19 pandemic by the UK life sciences sector, with the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in record quick time, brought the sector into the consciousness of the masses. In truth, UK life sciences has been a budding sector for years, with four of the top 10 universities in the world […]

QuotedData’s weekly news show 22 October 2021

QuotedData’s weekly news show 22 October 2021 Thank you to everyone that listened in today, whether you watched the Zoom live, on Facebook or on YouTube. In this week’s show, James Carthew covered the week’s top stories: • Scottish Investment Trust • Fidelity Emerging • Life Science REIT • Bits and pieces This week’s interview […]

QD view – busy boards

I have long thought that one of the great strengths of the investment companies sector is the boards of independent directors working on investors’ behalf to keep managers and other service providers in check, keep a lid on overheads and ensuring that shareholders are treated fairly. While not every investment company is a shining example […]

Tritax EuroBox buys in Germany

Tritax EuroBox has acquired a logistics asset in the Rhine-Ruhr region of Germany for €32m, as it sets about deploying the proceeds of its recent equity raise. The asset, located in Gelsenkirchen, has a total gross internal area of 16,632 sqm and comprises three purpose-built logistics facilities located in the heart of the prime logistics […]

Third Point Investors responds to AVI’s EGM request

Third Point Investors (TPOU) has published a response to a letter that it received from Asset Value Investors (AVI) on 30 September 2021, in which AVI was pushing for an EGM in which it wanted to put forward proposals in relation to discount control. To summarise, AVI’s request for an EGM has been declined. Rather […]

Ecofin US Renewables Infrastructure makes Whirlwind commitment

Ecofin US Renewables Infrastructure (RNEW) has announced that it has contractual commitment to acquire Whirlwind, a 60 MW operating wind asset, for US$49m. The purchase price will be funded by a combination of the remaining net proceeds from the IPO and from the newly established Revolving Credit Facility. The acquisition of Whirlwind is expected to […]

Nippon Active Value proposing capital raise

Nippon Active Value Fund (NAVF) is proposing to raise further capital “to pursue its proven model of activist investment in quoted Japanese companies” and has published proposals for a share issuance programme for up to 300 million Ordinary Shares or C Shares over the next 12 months. This programme will include an initial issue which […]

QuotedData’s morning briefing 22 October 2021
QuotedData's Morning briefing

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 22 October 2021: Third Point Investors (TPOU) has published a circular in relation to an EGM at which shareholder approval will be sought for the exchange facility that shareholders are to be offered in 2022, details of which were previously announced on 1 September 2021 (click here to read out story […]

Life Sciences REIT prospectus published

Life Sciences REIT has published its prospectus You can access this here Application forms are towards the back of the document. Access to the IPO is restricted by geography. In particular, you should not be accessing this from the USA. Please ensure that you read the prospectus including the risk warnings before making an investment. previous […]

Harmony Energy Income prospectus published

Harmony Energy Income Trust has published its prospectus You can access this here Application forms are towards the back of the document. Access to the IPO is restricted by geography. In particular, you should not be accessing this from the USA. Please ensure that you read the prospectus including the risk warnings before making an […]

Asia Dragon plans conditional tender offers
Edinburgh Dragon - Returning to form 1

Asia Dragon plans conditional tender offers – Asia Dragon Trust says that, provided its shareholders vote to continue the company at the upcoming AGM in December 2021, it intends to introduce five-yearly performance-related conditional tender offers in addition to its regular continuation votes.  If, on an NAV total return basis, the company beats its benchmark […]

More property deals for Impact Healthcare REIT

Impact Healthcare REIT has sold a care home for £1.68m and bought a purpose-built, high-quality care home in the South-west of England for £5.75m. Heeley Bank is a 67-bed care home in Sheffield, acquired as part of a portfolio of four homes leased to MMCG in March 2020. The home was not a long-term strategic […]

Another bad year for Scottish Oriental
Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies AGM 2018

Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies reports an NAV return of 28.4% for the year ended 31 August 2021, well-behind the 37.8% return on the MSCI All Countries Asia ex Japan Small Cap Index. The return to shareholders was 28.9%. The dividend is maintained at 11.5p, some of this is being paid out of revenue reserves. [I […]

QuotedData’s morning briefing 21 October 2021
Custodian REIT to reduce dividend as rent receipts fall

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 21 October 2021: Custodian REIT (CREI) has bought a 28,601 sq ft industrial unit on Clifton Moor Industrial Estate, York, adjacent to York’s northern bypass which connects to both the A1(M) and M62. The unit is occupied by Menzies Distribution Limited with a weighted average unexpired term to first break or […]

Urban Logistics REIT splashes £15m on two more assets

Urban Logistics REIT has acquired two assets for £15.1m at a 6.0% net initial yield (NIY). The assets include one income producing asset providing immediate additional revenue, and a forward funding development project. Around £50m of further investments are in advanced stages of contractual progress and are expected to be completed in the near term […]

Metage Capital opens new front against Third Point Investors

Metage Capital opens new front against Third Point Investors – following on from Asset Value Investors’ attempts, on behalf of clients such as AVI Global, to get Third Point Investors to tackle its discount, Metage Capital has today written to the board of Third Point Investors. We reproduce the letter in full. Dear Fellow Shareholders, […]

Target Healthcare REIT delivers 8.8% NAV total return
Target Healthcare REIT posts 2.5% NAV total return for quarter

Target Healthcare REIT, the care homes investor, delivered a net asset value (NAV) total return for the year ended 30 June 2021 of 8.8%. EPRA net tangible assets (NTA) was up 2.1% to 110.4p per share, while the group paid out dividends of 6.72p. The dividend (which was up 0.6% on 2020) was not fully […]

Gore Street publishes upbeat trading update

Gore Street publishes upbeat trading update – Gore Street Energy Storage Fund says that in September, the storage assets it has in Great Britain that participated in the actively-traded GB power markets generated revenues nearly two times their September forecasts. This is due to increasing GB power prices and price volatility and the ability of the […]

Gresham House Strategic board hits back at Gresham House

Gresham House Strategic board hits back at Gresham House – this is one of those situations where it is easiest just to replicate the statement in full. “The independent directors of Gresham House Strategic plc (“GHS” or the “Company”) (“Independent Board”) note the announcement by Gresham House plc (“GHE”) published on 19 October 2021, and […]

BBGI buys stake in Canadian hospital

BBGI buys stake in Canadian hospital – BBGI Global Infrastructure SA has entered into an agreement to acquire a 25% interest in Center Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), in Montreal, Québec, Canada. The public-private partnership project originally consisted of the design, construction, finance, operation, and maintenance of a fully functional new hospital facility including new […]

Scottish Investment Trust to be taken over by JPMorgan Global Growth and Income

Scottish Investment Trust to be taken over by JPMorgan Global Growth and Income – After an extensive review, the board of Scottish Investment Trust has decided that its best option is to combine the trust with JPMorgan Global Growth and Income. The board says that a large number of proposals was received and evaluated with […]

JPMorgan European shake up planned

JPMorgan European shake up planned – The board of JPMorgan European Investment Trust has concluded its review of the company and its strategy. This included considering various options to improve marketability and to broaden the appeal of the company as well as to improve liquidity and to narrow the discount. The board believes there remains a […]

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