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17 Apr 2020

QuotedData’s Investment Companies Quarterly Review – First Quarter 2020

Investment Companies Quarterly Roundup Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford and Aberdeen Standard Investments  Table of contents  In this issue Performance data Positive movers Negative movers Discounts and premiums Getting more expensive Getting cheaper Money in and out Money in Money out Major news stories Upcoming Events New research The legal bit  Unprecedented times  We have knitted […]

25 Feb 2020
Polar Capital Global Financials Trust - New lease of life

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust – New lease of life

 New lease of life As we approach the seventh anniversary of Polar Capital Global Financials Trust (PCFT)’s launch, its directors are proposing that the company continues beyond its planned wind-up date. A decade after the financial crisis, the sector, and banks in particular, remain out of favour. The problem is compounded for UK-based investors by the […]

24 Jan 2020

QuotedData’s Investment Companies Annual Review – 2019

 In this issue The sector at the end of 2019 Performance data Performance by sector and fund Money in and out of the sector Money in and out of existing funds Money coming into existing funds Money going out of existing funds Liquidations, de-listings and trading cancellations Significant rating changes Major news stories Outlook for […]

29 Oct 2019

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust – Banks too cheap to ignore

 Banks too cheap to ignore US rate cuts and a slowing global economy have overshadowed the financials sector and banks in particular so far this year. With banks trading close to multi-year lows, Polar Capital Global Financial (PCFT)’s managers have been adding to positions in their favoured stocks. The managers believe that banks boast far […]

29 Oct 2019

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust – Banks too cheap to ignore?

 Banks too cheap to ignore? US interest rate cuts and a slowing global economy have overshadowed the financials sector and banks in particular so far this year. With banks trading close to multi-year lows, Polar Capital Global Financial (PCFT)’s managers have been adding to positions in their favoured stocks. The managers believe that banks boast […]

11 Sep 2019

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – September 2019

Investment Companies Roundup Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford  New research Over August, we published notes on Aberdeen Emerging Markets and JLEN Environmental Assets . You can read all these notes by clicking on the links above or by visiting www.quoteddata.com.  In this issue Performance data – appetite for risk was generally down in August, as […]

07 Aug 2019

QuotedData’s economic roundup – August 2019

Economic & Political Roundup 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 the […]

30 Apr 2019

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust – Don’t fear a slowing economy

It is 10 years since the worst of the financial crisis, and almost six years since Polar Capital Global Financials Trust (PCFT) was launched to take advantage of low valuations in the financial sector and to offer investors a lower risk way of accessing the sector. Yet financial stocks (banks in particular) have lagged broader […]

30 Apr 2019

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust – Don’t fear a slowing economy

It is 10 years since the worst of the financial crisis, and almost six years since Polar Capital Global Financials Trust (PCFT) was launched to take advantage of low valuations in the financial sector and to offer investors a lower risk way of accessing the sector. Yet financial stocks (banks in particular) have lagged broader […]

25 Apr 2018

Quarterly investment companies roundup – First quarter 2018

Quarterly investment companies roundup – First quarter 2018 Quarterly investment companies roundup – First quarter 2018 – Global equity markets declined in the first quarter of 2018. Concerns about US interest rate rises were the feature of the first half of the quarter. However, worries about global trade took over in the second part, particularly […]

31 May 2017

Blue Capital Alternative Income – Uncorrelated yield opportunity

QuotedData is publishing an initiation note on a company in the Specialist Funds – Insurance and Reinsurance sector: Blue Capital Alternative Income – Uncorrelated yield opportunity Blue Capital Alternative Income Fund Limited (BCAI) helps insure the insurers, diversifying its portfolio across a range of potential catastrophes. This business is largely uncorrelated with traditional investment markets, […]

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