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13 Nov 2018
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 […]

13 Nov 2018
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 […]

13 Nov 2018

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 […]

13 Nov 2018

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 […]

08 Nov 2018

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 […]

08 Nov 2018

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 […]

07 Nov 2018

IPO: The Global Sustainability Trust – “Creating a better world”

IPO: The Global Sustainability Trust – “Creating a better world” – The Global Sustainability Trust Plc (GSTR) is a new investment trust that aims to access investments that are creating a better world. GSTR’s primary focus will be on unlisted/unquoted private market investments (see page 5). GSTR’s manager can draw on the resources of Aberdeen Standard […]

07 Nov 2018

The Global Sustainability Trust – “Creating a better world”

The Global Sustainability Trust – “Creating a better world” The Global Sustainability Trust Plc (GSTR) is a new investment trust that aims to access investments that are creating a better world. GSTR’s primary focus will be on unlisted/unquoted private market investments (see page 5). GSTR’s manager can draw on the resources of Aberdeen Standard Investments, […]

26 Oct 2018

The North American Income Trust – Reasons to be cheerful

The North American Income Trust – Reasons to be cheerful Investors in the US may be preoccupied by a possible trade war with China and rising interest rates but the manager of North American Income Trust (NAIT) is relatively upbeat. He points out that the US economy is doing better than most other developed economies; […]

26 Oct 2018

The North American Income Trust – Reasons to be cheerful

The North American Income Trust – Reasons to be cheerful Investors in the US may be preoccupied by a possible trade war with China and rising interest rates but the manager of North American Income Trust (NAIT) is relatively upbeat. He points out that the US economy is outpacing peers; markets have corrected and are […]

22 Oct 2018

Shires Income – Sustainable high yield

Shires Income – Sustainable high yield Within the universe of UK equity income investment trusts, Shires Income (SHRS) stands out from the herd. It sets out to offer investors a meaningfully higher dividend yield than UK equity markets and aims to make this sustainable by diversifying the fund’s sources of income. SHRS also makes use of the […]

22 Oct 2018

Shires Income – Sustainable high yield

Shires Income – Sustainable high yield Within the universe of UK equity income investment trusts, Shires Income (SHRS) stands out from the herd. It sets out to offer investors a meaningfully higher dividend yield than UK equity markets and aims to make this sustainable by diversifying the fund’s sources of income. SHRS also makes use of the […]

16 Oct 2018

Quarterly Investment Companies Roundup – Third Quarter 2018

Quarterly Investment Companies Roundup – Third Quarter 2018 Global equities delivered positive returns over the third quarter of 2018.  This was principally because of strength in the US market. Political uncertainty and concerns about global trade held back other regions. Generally, government bond yields rose over the quarter. The UK equity market fell as the Bank of […]

15 Oct 2018

Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust – Staying nimble

Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust – Staying nimble Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust (EGL) is two years old. The period since its launch has been one in which utilities and infrastructure have faced significant headwinds from rising interest rates and investors’ focus on growth stocks. Despite this, it has thrived. EGL’s manager has been […]

15 Oct 2018

Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure – Staying nimble

Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust (EGL) is two years old. The period since its launch has been one in which utilities and infrastructure have faced significant headwinds from rising interest rates and investors’ focus on growth stocks. Despite this, it has thrived. EGL’s manager (Jean-Hugues de Lamaze) has been nimble, moving to take advantage […]

12 Oct 2018

QuotedData’s Economic round up – October 2018

QuotedData’s Economic round up – October 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 […]

12 Oct 2018

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – October 2018

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – October 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 August 2018. Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford. Money raised and returned in September Trian Investors 1 is a new fund that will adopt […]

04 Oct 2018

Aberdeen New Dawn – Market setback creates opportunities

Aberdeen New Dawn – Market setback creates opportunities Aberdeen New Dawn (ABD) has been using recent falls in Asian markets to reduce its underweight exposure to China (Chinese stocks dominate ABD’s benchmark). The manager has become more comfortable with the Chinese market (see page 13) and has demonstrated its ability to pick stocks, delivering strong outperformance from […]

04 Oct 2018

Aberdeen New Dawn – Market setback creates opportunities

Aberdeen New Dawn – Market setback creates opportunities – Aberdeen New Dawn (ABD) has been using recent weakness in Asian markets to narrow its underweight exposure to Chinese stocks (which dominate ABD’s benchmark). The manager has become more comfortable with this market and has demonstrated its stock-picking ability, delivering strong outperformance from its open-ended fund focused […]

04 Oct 2018

Henderson Diversified Income Trust – ‘Winter is coming’

The managers of Henderson Diversified Income (HDIV) are increasingly cautious on markets. Co-manager, John Pattullo, went as far as to quote ‘Game of Thrones’ in his latest blogpost. Not only are HDIV’s managers convinced that the upward phase of this economic cycle is drawing to a close but also that inflation, which has been on […]

04 Oct 2018

Henderson Diversified Income Trust – ‘Winter is coming’

Henderson Diversified Income Trust – ‘Winter is coming’ The managers of Henderson Diversified Income (HDIV) are increasingly cautious on markets. Co-manager, John Pattullo, went as far as to quote the famous “Winter is coming” line from ‘Game of Thrones’ in his latest blogpost. Not only are HDIV’s managers convinced that the upward phase of this […]

18 Sep 2018

Seneca Global Income & Growth – Mind the (inflation) gap!

Seneca Global Income & Growth – Mind the (inflation) gap! Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust’s (SIGT’s) manager, is gradually reducing the trust’s equity weighting over the next couple of years, in advance of a global recession it expects in 2020. Consistent with its view, the recent trend in developed economies has been one of falling […]

18 Sep 2018

Seneca Global Income & Growth – Mind the (inflation) gap!

Seneca Global Income & Growth – Mind the (inflation) gap! Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust’s (SIGT’s) manager, is gradually reducing the trust’s equity weighting over the next couple of years, in advance of a global recession it expects in 2020. Consistent with its view, the recent trend in developed economies has been one of falling […]

18 Sep 2018

CEIBA Investments – Unique access to Cuba

CEIBA Investments – Unique access to Cuba CEIBA Investments Limited (CBA) is an existing investment company focused on real estate investments in Cuba, with a pre-IPO NAV of $175m (approximately £135m). CBA is the pre-eminent foreign investor in Cuban property. Its directors believe there is a window of opportunity to invest in expanding its portfolio […]

18 Sep 2018

CEIBA Investments – Unique access to Cuba

CEIBA Investments – Unique access to Cuba CEIBA Investments Limited (CBA) is an existing investment company focused on real estate investments in Cuba, with a pre-IPO NAV of $175m (approximately £135m). CBA is the pre-eminent foreign investor in Cuban property. Its directors believe there is a window of opportunity to invest in expanding its portfolio […]

14 Sep 2018

QuotedData’s Economic round up – September 2018

QuotedData’s Economic round up – September 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 […]

14 Sep 2018

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – September 2018

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – September 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 August 2018. Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford. Money raised and returned in August GRIT Real Estate Income floated on the UK Stock Exchange in […]

12 Sep 2018

John Laing Environmental Assets – Diversification benefits shine through

John Laing Environmental Assets – Diversification benefits shine through The UK’s record-breaking summer has been good news for solar power but funds focused exclusively on wind have been faced with fairly low wind speeds. Of course, this situation may well reverse over the winter. John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) offers renewable energy investors the most diverse […]

12 Sep 2018

John Laing Environmental Assets Group – Diversification benefits shine through

The UK’s record-breaking summer has been good news for solar power but funds focused exclusively on wind have been faced with fairly low wind speeds. Of course, this situation may well reverse over the winter. John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) offers renewable energy investors the most diverse portfolio in its sector and hence a […]

11 Sep 2018

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Vision, execution and adaptability

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Vision, execution and adaptability Dan Whitestone, manager of BlackRock Throgmorton Trust (THRG), has a dual-pronged approach to selecting investments that involves identifying what he describes as “high- quality differentiated companies” and companies driving industry change. Dan looks for management teams with vision, the ability to execute according to that vision and […]

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