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02 Feb 2022
Herald Investment Trust - The future is bright HRI

Herald Investment Trust – The future is bright

The future is bright Whilst Herald Investment Trust’s (HRI’s) results for the year ended 31 December 2021 will not be published for some time, it looks as though it had another impressive year, with particularly strong performances from its semiconductor and UK media holdings (see pages 15 to 23 for a detailed look at HRI’s […]

02 Feb 2022
Herald Investment Trust - The future is bright HRI

Herald Investment Trust – The future is bright

Whilst Herald Investment Trust’s (HRI’s) results for the year ended 31 December 2021 will not be published for some time, it looks as though it had another impressive year, with particularly strong performances from its semiconductor and UK media holdings (see pages 14 to 22 for a detailed look at HRI’s performance during 2021). Rising […]

02 Feb 2022

Herald Investment Trust – The future is bright

Whilst Herald Investment Trust’s (HRI’s) results for the year ended 31 December 2021 will not be published for some time, it looks as though it had a good year, with particularly strong performances from its semiconductor and UK media holdings (see pages 14 to 22 for a detailed look at HRI’s performance during 2021). Rising […]

22 Jul 2021

QuotedData’s Investment Companies Quarterly Review – Second Quarter 2021

Investment Companies Quarterly Roundup Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford and Aberdeen Standard Investments Finally on the mend Global equity markets finally appear to be recovering after almost 18 months of extreme volatility and uncertainty. On average, even the losses on those funds in negative territory this quarter were muted by comparison with last year. UK assets […]

05 Nov 2020

Herald Investment Trust – Hot chips

Herald Investment Trust (HRI) has generated an impressive uplift in its net asset value (NAV) over the last 12 months. Reflecting its focus on technology, which has generally performed well as the world tries to adjust to life under the COVID-19 pandemic, HRI’s NAV total return of 26.1% eclipses the return on one of the […]

05 Nov 2020

Herald Investment Trust – Hot chips

Herald Investment Trust (HRI) has generated an impressive uplift in NAV over the last 12 months. Reflecting its focus on technology, which has generally performed well as the world tries to adjust to life under the pandemic, HRI’s NAV total return of 26.1% eclipses the return on the Numis Smaller Companies plus AIM Index, which […]

05 Nov 2020

Herald Investment Trust – Hot chips

Herald Investment Trust (HRI) has generated an impressive uplift in NAV over the last 12 months. Reflecting its focus on technology, which has generally performed well as the world tries to adjust to life under the pandemic, HRI’s NAV total return of 26.1% eclipses the return on the Numis Smaller Companies plus AIM Index, which […]

12 May 2020

Polar Capital Technology – Confidence building

 Confidence building After a brief period of COVID-19-related volatility, confidence is returning in the technology sector. Shareholders seem to appreciate that the sector is wellplaced to weather the disruption caused by measures to fight the pandemic. Polar Capital Technology Trust (PCT), buoyed by its strong track record, is issuing shares to meet investors’ demand. The […]

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 […]

01 Apr 2020

Herald Investment Trust – Change is a coming

Following an excellent year of performance during 2019 (a net asset value (NAV) total return of 27.5%), Herald Investment Trust (HRI) has seen its discount widen and the value of its portfolio companies fall since the outbreak of covid-19. As authorities scramble to contain the virus, our lives are changing in significant ways. Inevitably, technology […]

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 […]

07 Oct 2019

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – October 2019

Investment Companies Roundup Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford  New research Over September, we published notes on India Capital Growth, Jupiter Emerging & Frontier, International Biotechnology Trust, JPMorgan Russian Securities, Civitas Social Housing, Montanaro European Smaller Companies and JLEN Environmental Assets. We also launched a monthly real estate roundup, beginning with reviews of August and September.  In […]

07 Aug 2019

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – August 2019

Investment Companies Roundup  New research Over July, we published notes on CQS New City High Yield, BlackRock Throgmorton, Strategic Equity Capital, Seneca Global Income & Growth, CG Asset Management, Standard Life Investments Property Income and Aberdeen New Dawn. You can read all these notes by clicking on the links above or by visiting www.quoteddata.com.  In this issue Performance data – appetite […]

05 Jul 2019

QuotedData’s economic roundup – July 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 […]

15 Apr 2019

Quarterly Investment Companies Roundup – First Quarter 2019

Quarterly Investment Companies Roundup – First Quarter 2019  QuotedData news Through the first quarter of 2019, global equities largely clawed back the losses suffered over the final weeks of 2018. How much longer this ten-year bull market can sustain itself is the subject of much debate. US interest rate rises have stalled, reflecting growing cautiousness. Elsewhere, […]

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 […]

12 Jun 2018

Herald Investment Trust – From small acorns ….

Herald Investment Trust – From small acorns …. – Herald Investment Trust (HRI) provided very strong returns during 2017 (NAV and share-price total returns of 26.9% and 32.7% respectively) with positive contributions coming from all of its regional portfolios. During 2017, a significant proportion of HRI’s NAV performance came from 24 holdings, all of which at least doubled […]

12 Jun 2018

Herald Investment Trust – From small acorns ….

Herald Investment Trust – From small acorns …. – Herald Investment Trust (HRI) provided very strong returns during 2017 (NAV and share-price total returns of 26.9% and 32.7% respectively) with positive contributions coming from all of its regional portfolios. During 2017, a significant proportion of HRI’s NAV performance came from 24 holdings, all of which at […]

07 Feb 2018
18 Jan 2018

QuotedData – 2017 review of the year

QuotedData – 2017 review of the year – Many commentators, including us, were wary going into 2017. In the event, economic growth and markets surprised on the upside:  US markets hit new highs despite three interest rate rises.  Perceived low/no growth areas such as Europe and Japan burst into life.  Asia’s technology stocks surged.  India’s […]

07 Dec 2017

Herald Investment Trust – Who wants to be a billionaire?

Herald Investment Trust – Who wants to be a billionaire? Herald, the small cap technology, communications and multimedia trust, recently passed a remarkable milestone. It has created more than £1bn for investors since it launched in 1994. Katie Potts, who has managed the fund over its entire life, points out that £98m was raised from […]

07 Dec 2017

Herald Investment Trust – Who wants to be a billionaire?

Herald Investment Trust – Who wants to be a billionaire? Herald, the small cap technology, communications and multimedia trust, recently passed a remarkable milestone. It has created more than £1bn for investors since it launched in 1994. Katie Potts, who has managed the fund over its entire life, points out that £98m was raised from […]

03 Aug 2017
11 Jul 2017

Herald Investment Trust – Backing growing businesses

Herald Investment Trust – Backing growing businesses. Marten & Co has published an update note on a company in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector: Herald Investment Trust – Backing growing businesses The Technology sector has been rising strongly in recent months. This note discusses a number of stocks that contributed to a near 40% increase […]

11 Jul 2017

Herald Investment Trust – Backing growing businesses

QuotedData is publishing a new update note on a company in the Small Media, Communication & IT Companies sector: Herald Investment Trust – Backing growing businesses The Technology sector has been rising strongly in recent months. This note discusses a number of stocks that contributed to a near 40% increase in Herald Investment Trust’s NAV over […]

15 Mar 2017

QuotedData’s round up of views on the global economy – March 2017

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 companies mentioned. Kindly sponsored […]

20 Dec 2016

Herald Investment Trust – Tech bids demonstrate value

Herald Investment Trust – Tech bids demonstrate value; Marten & Co published an update note on Herald Investment Trust. Herald Investment Trust – Tech bids demonstrate value Herald Investment Trust’s (HRI’s) manager believes recent portfolio activity (bids for Avesco and Mentor Graphics) shows that HRI’s NAV does not reflect the true valuations of the underlying companies, […]

20 Dec 2016

Herald Investment Trust – Tech bids demonstrate value

QuotedData has published a note on a company in the Small Media, Comms & IT Companies sector. Herald Investment Trust – Tech bids demonstrate value Herald Investment Trust’s (HRI’s) manager believes recent portfolio activity (bids for Avesco and Mentor Graphics) shows that HRI’s NAV does not reflect the true valuations of the underlying companies, particularly […]

10 Oct 2016

Pacific Horizon – Brave new world

Pacific Horizon’s (PHI)’s performance has started to improve over the past few months, yet the manager thinks that there is still considerable potential for the portfolio. He believes that some of the themes that he is focusing on could radically alter all our lives and that many Asian companies will be at the forefront of […]

11 Aug 2016

Herald Investment Trust – Investing in the future

Herald Investment Trust – Investing in the future Marten and Co publishes its first initiation of coverage note on Herald Investment Trust (HRI) Herald Investment Trust (Herald) is a major investor in the small-cap technology sector, especially in the UK. It is the only listed investment trust with a focus on this space. In recent times, […]

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