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Interview with Nalaka De Silva from Aberdeen Diversified Income and Growth Trust

In this week’s show, James Carthew talked to Nalaka De Silva from Aberdeen Diversified Income and Growth Trust. Watch it again here. If you were looking for QuotedData’s roundup of the week’s news, this is now in the news section – just click here. If there is a guest speaker you’d particularly like to hear from, please […]

QuotedData’s Round the World Webinar series – UK day playback

On 24th February 2021, QuotedData hosted the final Round the World webinar from our series. This webinar was focused on the UK and included presentations and Q&As from 4 investment companies’ managers, covering markets across the UK. We would like to thank all of our speakers and attendees for joining us. Click on the links below […]

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust – The tide has turned

The tide has turned Having played a supporting role in the initial phase of the stock market recovery – breaking historical precedent in the process – the share prices of financial stocks, and banks in particular, have come back sharply since November. Demand for its shares meant that Polar Capital Global Financials Trust’s (PCFT’s) premium […]

Interview with Matthew Tillett from The Brunner Investment Trust

In this week’s show, James Carthew talked to Matthew Tillett from The Brunner Investment Trust. Watch it again here. If you were looking for QuotedData’s roundup of the week’s news, this is now in the news section – just click here. If there is a guest speaker you’d particularly like to hear from, please email us – […]

QuotedData’s Round the World Webinar series – Asia day playback

On 10th February 2021, QuotedData hosted the penultimate Round the World webinar from our series. This webinar was focused on Asia and included presentations and Q&As from 4 investment companies’ managers, covering markets across Asia. We would like to thank all of our speakers and attendees for joining us. Click on the links below to watch […]

Grit Real Estate Income Group – On the path to recovery

On the path to recovery Despite significant headwinds caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Grit Real Estate Income Group (Grit)’s diverse portfolio has proved resilient, with rent collection rates of 91.4% and a slight recovery in property valuations. Buoyed by the performance of its offices (the group’s largest sector exposure), corporate accommodation and industrial portfolios, plus […]

JLEN Environmental Assets – Increasingly diversified as green-led recovery looms

Increasingly diversified as green-led recovery looms JLEN Environmental Assets (JLEN) holds the most diversified portfolio within its peer group. Today, it is asking shareholders to approve a broader definition of environmental assets as well as increased exposure to construction-stage investments. We think that JLEN’s premium, which is one of the highest within its group of […]

Interview with Alan Gauld from Standard Life Private Equity Trust 

In this week’s show, James Carthew talked to Alan Gauld from Standard Life Private Equity Trust. Watch it again here. If you were looking for QuotedData’s roundup of the week’s news, this is now in the news section – just click here. If there is a guest speaker you’d particularly like to hear from, please email us – research@quoteddata.com. […]

QuotedData’s Round the World Webinar series – Americas day playback

On 10th February 2021, QuotedData hosted the second of four Round the World webinars. This webinar was focused on the Americas and included presentations and Q&As from 4 investment companies’ managers, covering markets across North and South America. We would like to thank all of our speakers and attendees for joining us. Click on the links […]

QuotedData’s Real Estate Roundup – February 2021

Real Estate Roundup Kindly sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments Performance data January’s biggest movers in price terms are shown in the chart below. The UK’s vaccination programme has lifted optimism for a speedier opening of the economy than first feared at the start of the year. Property companies that reported positive valuation figures for the […]

QuotedData’s Economic Roundup – February 2021

Economic and Political Monthly Roundup Kindly sponsored by Allianz A collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage you to buy or […]

QuotedData’s Investment Companies Roundup – February 2021

Investment Companies Monthly Roundup Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford and Aberdeen Standard Investments Performance January’s median total share price return from investment companies was (0.2%) (the average was 0.6%), which compares with 4.4% in December 2020. The continued allure of the private companies accessible via the growth capital sector was evident as the year began for […]

BB Biotech AG – Bold Brilliant biotech investor

Bold Brilliant biotech investor Swiss-listed BB Biotech is the oldest-established, the largest and, over the longer term, one of the best-performing of the small group of closed-end funds that specialise in the biotech sector. It offers investors a vehicle to gain exposure to a focused portfolio of predominantly-US small-to-mid-cap biotech companies developing therapeutic products, with […]

Interview with Dean Orrico from Middlefield Canadian Income

In this week’s show, James Carthew talked to Dean Orrico from Middlefield Canadian Income. Watch it again here. If you were looking for QuotedData’s roundup of the week’s news, this is now in the news section – just click here If there is a guest speaker you’d particularly like to hear from, please email us – research@quoteddata.com. […]

QuotedData’s Round the World Webinar series – Europe day playback

On 3rd February 2021, QuotedData hosted the first of four Round the World webinars. This webinar was focused on Europe and included presentations and Q&As from 3 investment companies’ managers, covering markets across Europe. We would like to thank all of our speakers and attendees for joining us. Click on the links below to watch the […]

Shires Income – High yield without compromising on returns

High yield without compromising on returns 2020 showed off Shires Income’s (SHRS’s) ability to deliver on its objective. By sourcing income from a wider pool than most of its peers, SHRS’s revenue account held up well relative to the wider UK market, and it managed to produce returns ahead of the average of its peers […]

Strategic Equity Capital – Back to its roots

Back to its roots Since May 2020, Strategic Equity Capital (SEC) has been managed by the public equity team at Gresham House Asset Management. The head of that team, Ken Wotton, became lead-manager of the trust in September, working alongside Adam Khanbhai. The chair of SEC’s investment committee is now Tony Dalwood, SEC’s lead manager […]

Interview with Philip Kent from GCP Infrastructure 

In this week’s show, James Carthew talked to Philip Kent from GCP Infrastructure. Watch it again here. If you were looking for QuotedData’s roundup of the week’s news, this is now in the news section – just click here If there is a guest speaker you’d particularly like to hear from, please email us – research@quoteddata.com. The […]

AVI Global Trust – Double discount on quality-focused portfolio

Double discount on quality-focused portfolio AVI Global Trust (AGT) offers a genuinely different investment approach to those of competing trusts in the AIC’s global sector. It also has a good track record of beating its performance benchmark, the MSCI All Countries World ex the United States Index, with dividends reinvested and translated back into pounds. […]

Interview with Adam Khanbhai from Strategic Equity Capital

In this week’s show, James Carthew talked to Adam Khanbhai from Strategic Equity Capital. Watch it again here If you were looking for QuotedData’s roundup of the week’s news, this is now in the news section – just click here If there is a guest speaker you’d particularly like to hear from, please email us – research@quoteddata.com. The […]

QuotedData’s Real Estate Annual Review – 2020
Regent Street COVID-19. Credit: Kwh1050

Real Estate Annual Review Kindly sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments Riding out the COVID rollercoaster The 2020 rollercoaster saw more downs than ups and at times felt like a pandemic induced freefall. Lockdowns, tiers and plenty of U-turns meant investing in property was not for the faint hearted. Positivity returned at the end of the […]

QuotedData’s Investment Companies Annual Review – 2020

Investment Companies Annual Review 2020 Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford and Aberdeen Standard Investments In this issue State of play at the end of 2020 Performance Money in and out Significant rating changes Major news and views from 2020 Outlook for 2021 Investment company notes published in 2020 Legal A year that changed the world It […]

Pacific Horizon – Powered by technology

Pacific Horizon (PHI) generated a very impressive uplift in its NAV over the course of 2020. This reflects its focus on growth, and technology and biotechnology stocks in particular. These performed well as we attempted to adjust to life under the pandemic, thereby accelerating a number of structural trends. PHI provided an NAV total return […]

Interview with James Robson of RM Secured Direct Lending

In this week’s show, James Carthew talked to James Robson of RM Secured Direct Lending. Watch it again here If you were looking for QuotedData’s roundup of the week’s news, this is now in the news section – just click here If there is a guest speaker you’d particularly like to hear from, please email us – […]

QuotedData’s Real Estate Roundup – January 2021

Real Estate Roundup Kindly sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments Performance data December’s biggest movers in price terms are shown in the chart below. The boost of coming out of the second national lockdown in early December was short lived as Christmas was cancelled for most of the UK with COVID-19 cases spiking. It did little […]

QuotedData’s Investment Companies Roundup – January 2021

Investment Companies Monthly Roundup Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford and Aberdeen Standard Investments [QD revision: We have amended an error in the original version of the roundup, published on 14 January. The table displaying December’s worst performers in total return NAV terms, using figures sourced from Morningstar, incorrectly listed Augmentum Fintech’s return as (4.1%). Augmentum’s last […]

QuotedData’s Economic Roundup – January 2021

Economic and Political Monthly Roundup Kindly sponsored by Allianz A collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage you to buy or […]

GCP Infrastructure Fund – Compelling yield

Compelling yield Falling power price forecasts (the product of a range of factors, including lower gas prices and reduced demand, as we explain on page 10) have weighed on GCP’s NAV in recent quarters. However, the good news on vaccines should provide some relief. We explained the rationale for GCP’s rebased 7p annual dividend in […]

QuotedData’s Investment Trust news show – 2020 round-up

QuotedData’s weekly news show 8 January 2020. 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 was joined by Andrew McHattie for a round up of the investment trust sector in 2020: Watch it again here – Part 1 […]

Henderson Diversified Income Trust – Grounds for optimism

Grounds for optimism Last year, as COVID-19-related panic took hold of markets, Henderson Diversified Income’s (HDIV’s) managers increased HDIV’s exposure to the market by borrowing money to invest and increasing the trust’s holdings of credit derivatives (see page 8 for an explanation). This enabled the trust to pick up some bargains and lock in an […]