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Civitas Social Housing – Regulatory action is positive
Civitas Social Housing - Regulatory action is positive

Civitas Social Housing – Regulatory action is positive Civitas Social Housing (CSH) has met its dividend targets, grown its NAV and invested over £674m into 557 properties (housing almost 3,750 tenants) since its launch in November 2016. It has now merged its C share and ordinary share portfolios and is focused on making best use […]

Civitas Social Housing – Regulatory action may be net positive
Civitas Social Housing - Regulatory action is positive

Civitas Social Housing – Regulatory action may be net positive Civitas Social Housing (CSH) has met its dividend targets, grown its NAV and invested over £674m into 557 properties (housing almost 3,750 tenants) since its launch in November 2016. It has now merged its C share and ordinary share portfolios and is focused on optimising […]

Civitas Social Housing – Regulatory action is positive
Civitas Social Housing - Regulatory action is positive

Regulatory action is positive Civitas Social Housing (CSH) has met its dividend targets, grown its NAV and invested over £674m into 557 properties (housing almost 3,750 tenants) since launch. It has now merged its C share and ordinary share portfolios and is focused on optimising its capital structure (targeting 35% LTV), which should further strengthen […]

Herald Investment Trust – Shifting sentiment
HRI : Herald Investment Trust - Investing in the future Herald Investment Trust - Shifting sentiment

Herald Investment Trust – Shifting sentiment Herald Investment Trust (HRI) is approaching its 25th birthday. HRI’s manager, Katie Potts, has been at the helm since launch, delivering considerable outperformance of equity markets. She has seen significant swings in sentiment towards the technology sector over that time. Growth stocks and the technology sector fell out of […]

Herald Investment Trust – Shifting sentiment
HRI : Herald Investment Trust - Investing in the future Herald Investment Trust - Shifting sentiment

Herald Investment Trust – Shifting sentiment Herald Investment Trust (HRI) is approaching its 25th birthday. HRI’s manager, Katie Potts, has been at the helm since launch, delivering considerable outperformance of equity markets. She has seen significant swings in sentiment towards the technology sector over that time. Growth stocks and the technology sector fell out of […]

Bluefield Solar Income Fund – Walking on sunshine
Bluefield Solar Income Fund - Walking on sunshine

Bluefield Solar Income Fund – Walking on sunshine Faced with rising prices for secondary solar power projects, Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has taken a strategic decision not to focus on growing its portfolio during the last couple of years. Instead, a focus on increasing operational efficiency, coupled with a 32.5% increase in the power price, has […]

Bluefield Solar Income Fund – Walking on sunshine
Bluefield Solar Income Fund - Walking on sunshine

Bluefield Solar Income Fund – Walking on sunshine Faced with rising prices for secondary solar PV assets, Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has taken a strategic decision not to emphasise portfolio expansion during the last couple of years. A focus on increasing operational efficiency, coupled with a 32.5% increase in the power price, has helped deliver […]

QuotedData review of 2018 – Annual report investment companies
QuotedData review of 2018 - Annual report investment companies

QuotedData review of 2018 – Annual report investment companies 2018 – the return of volatility A trade war, Brexit, US interest rate rises, slowing Chinese growth, a US government shutdown, a dispute over Italy’s budget, the Skripal poisonings, numerous elections – there was plenty to worry about in 2018. A last-minute dive left the US […]

JPMorgan Russian Securities – Expert access to attractively valued market
JPMorgan Russian Securities JRS - Expert access to attractively valued market

JPMorgan Russian Securities – Expert access to attractively valued market When we last wrote on JPMorgan Russian Securities (JRS), we drew attention to Russia’s deteriorating relationship with the west and how this had impacted on foreign investors’ attitudes towards Russian stocks. Since this time, while sentiment has worsened; Russia’s domestically focused economy appears resilient and […]

JPMorgan Russian Securities – Expert access to attractively valued market
JPMorgan Russian Securities JRS - Expert access to attractively valued market

JPMorgan Russian Securities – Expert access to attractively valued market Russia’s economy benefitted for much of 2018 from a recovery in the oil price and rising prices for a range of other commodities. A weaker rouble has offset the recent oil price fall. Oleg Biryulyov, longstanding manager of JPMorgan Russian Securities (JRS), has many years […]

Aberdeen Emerging Markets – A reversal of fortune
Aberdeen Emerging Markets - A reversal of fortune

Aberdeen Emerging Markets – A reversal of fortune In 2018, Aberdeen Emerging Markets (AEMC) gave up the gains it made in 2017; this left its shares trading on a 3.9% dividend yield (one of the highest in its peer group) and a wider discount to its net asset value, currently 15.0%. The shift was largely […]

Aberdeen Emerging Markets – A reversal of fortune
Aberdeen Emerging Markets - A reversal of fortune

Aberdeen Emerging Markets – A reversal of fortune In 2018, Aberdeen Emerging Markets (AEMC) gave up the gains it made in 2017; this left it trading on a 3.9% yield (one of the highest in its peer group) and a wider discount. The shift was largely one of sentiment, investors were worried about the potential […]

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – January 2019

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – January 2019 is our latest roundup of news; price, NAV and discount movements; flows in and out of the sector and report on full year dividends announced over the month of December 2018. Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford. Extract from money raised and returned in December The only new issue […]

QuotedData’s economic roundup – January 2019

QuotedData’s economic roundup – January 2019 is 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 sell any of […]

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Throg’s shorts shine
BlackRock Throgmorton Trust - Throg's shorts shine

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Throg’s shorts shine – With a decision on Brexit looming and US rates climbing, many investors appear to have adopted a more defensive stance. Dan Whitestone, manager of BlackRock Throgmorton Trust (THRG), has reduced the portfolio’s net exposure to markets to well below 100%, taking profits on some positions. Otherwise, Dan’s focus […]

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Throg’s shorts shine
BlackRock Throgmorton Trust - Throg's shorts shine

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Throg’s shorts shine With Brexit looming and US rates climbing, many investors appear to have adopted a more defensive stance. Dan Whitestone, manager of BlackRock Throgmorton Trust (THRG), has reduced the portfolio’s net exposure to well below 100, taking profits on some positions. Otherwise, Dan’s focus remains on the long-term drivers […]

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – December 2018
CATCo expecting large losses after California Fires

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – December 2018 is our latest roundup of news; price, NAV and discount movements; flows in and out of the sector and report on full year dividends announced over the month of November 2018. Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford. Extract from ‘winners and losers’ The Californian wildfires took their toll on CatCo Reinsurance as it […]

QuotedData’s economic roundup – December 2018

QuotedData’s economic roundup – December 2018 is 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 sell any […]

Aberdeen Frontier Markets – Incentivised to perform
Aberdeen Frontier Markets - Incentivised to perform

Aberdeen Frontier Markets – Incentivised to perform is QuotedData’s latest update note on this frontier markets fund Mark Gordon-James, manager of Aberdeen Frontier Markets (AFMC), has made a material personal investment in the trust, and therefore has shared in the pain experienced by AFMC’s shareholders as the fund has underperformed a falling benchmark index. He […]

Aberdeen Frontier Markets – Incentivised to perform
Aberdeen Frontier Markets - Incentivised to perform

Aberdeen Frontier Markets – Incentivised to perform Mark Gordon-James, manager of Aberdeen Frontier Markets (AFMC), has made a material personal investment in the trust, and therefore has shared in the pain experienced by AFMC’s shareholders as the fund has underperformed a falling benchmark. He is, however, convinced of the fundamental attractions of the stocks in […]

India Capital Growth – Shakeout uncovers value
India Capital Growth - Shakeout uncovers value

The Indian market slid in September, extending its run of losses in 2018, and has seesawed since. The main culprit was the oil price, which feeds through into inflation concerns, rising interest rates, a falling rupee and what appears to have been, a liquidity squeeze. A sharp fall in the oil price since mid-October may […]

India Capital growth – Shakeout uncovers value
India Capital Growth - Shakeout uncovers value

India Capital growth – Shakeout uncovers value is QuotedData’s latest update note on this Indian small and mid-cap focused investment company. The Indian stock market slid in September, extending its run of losses in 2018, and has seesawed since. Higher oil prices fed through into inflation concerns; rising interest rates; a fall in the exchange […]

CQS New City High yield – Escalators do not go to the sky!
CQS New City High Yield - Escalators do not go to the sky!

CQS New City High yield – Escalators do not go to the sky! Ian “Franco” Francis, the manager of CQS New City High Yield (NCYF), says that although markets seem buoyant, investors should be warier than they are. He sums this up with a quote from his former boss, who cautioned him by saying “Escalators […]

CQS New City High Yield – Escalators do not go to the sky!
CQS New City High Yield - Escalators do not go to the sky!

CQS New City High Yield – Escalators do not go to the sky! Ian “Franco” Francis, the manager of CQS New City High Yield (NCYF), says that although markets seem buoyant, investors should be warier. He sums up his feelings with a quote from his former boss who cautioned him by saying “Escalators do not go […]

QuotedData’s economic roundup – November 2018

QuotedData’s economic roundup – November 2018 is 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 sell any […]

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – November 2018

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – November 2018 is our latest roundup of news; price, NAV and discount movements; flows in and out of the sector and report on full year dividends announced over the month of October 2018. Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford. Winners and losers in October In what was generally a miserable month for equity markets, Brazil shone […]

Pacific Horizon – Pause for breath?
Pacific Horizon - Pause for breath?

Pacific Horizon – Pause for breath? After two years of strong performance, Pacific Horizon (PHI) has suffered a reversal of fortune over the last three months. Sentiment swung against both China and the technology sector (both significant portfolio weights for PHI), with savage share price falls in some areas. However, it is possible that this reversal of […]

Pacific Horizon – Pause for breath?
Pacific Horizon - Pause for breath?

After two years of strong performance, Pacific Horizon (PHI) has suffered a reversal of fortune over the last three months. Sentiment swung against both China and the technology sector, with savage share price falls in some areas. However, this reversal of fortune may prove to be short-lived if China and the US can agree a […]

Sareum Holdings – TYKing the boxes
Sareum Holdings - TYKing the boxes

Sareum Holdings – TYKing the boxes Sareum’s investment case centres on the development of the Chk1 inhibitor, SRA737, in solid tumours, by its licensee and on the internal development and potential licensing of internally-generated TYK2 candidates for autoimmune disease and cancer. Marten & Co values Sareum’s 27.5% economic interest in the licensing deal covering SRA737 […]

Sareum Holdings – TYKing the boxes
Sareum Holdings - TYKing the boxes

Sareum Holdings – TYKing the boxes Sareum Holdings’ (Sareum’s) investment case centres on the development of a therapy for the treatment of solid tumours (SRA737, a Chk1 inhibitor – see page 6 for an explanation) and the potential licensing of internally-generated candidates for the treatment of autoimmune disease and cancer (TYK2/JAK1 inhibitors –see page 8). […]

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