Fund managers reveal to Investment Week the tailwinds behind their favourite alternative investments.
Activist pursuing board appointments
Smith and Williamson's James Burns has said that value is beginning to re-emerge in the investment trust sector, after discounts significantly narrowed at the end of last year.
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James Carthew, research director at investment trust research house QuotedData, asks if trusts specialising in private equity, asset leasing, and debt are worth considering for income hunters.
A chink in the armour?
Managers pick their top alternative assets
Aberdeen Asset Management is set to buy the remaining stake in its joint venture with SVG Capital, Aberdeen SVG Private Equity.
Some of the UK's most prominent investment trusts received a performance boost last year from their positions in unquoted companies, one of which went on to launch the largest IPO in history.
With discounts on listed private equity trusts almost back to long-term averages, value in the sector can be hard to find. But Ben Williams, investment manager at Saunderson House, argues the improving merger and acquisition market is likely to benefit...
Edward Bramson's Sherborne Investors has further upped its interest in Electra Private Equity as it plans its next move following an unsuccessful attempt to take control of the trust last year.
The investment trusts for 2015 outperformance
Investment Week publisher Incisive Media has agreed a refinancing deal which sees private equity firm Alchemy Partners take a majority stake in the business.
EFG Asset Management has made two new hires to expand its investment teams in London and Hong Kong.
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Private equity firm Electra has rebuffed activist investor Edward Bramson's attempt to become a director.
JPM Private Equity has reduced its gearing to 38%, having run it as high as 60% at the start of the year, cutting it back from "nosebleed" levels.
A private equity firm has bought a majority stake in national financial advisory business Succession.
SVG Investment Managers is to rebrand as GVO Investment Management (GVOIM) before the end of 2013.
ETP provider Source has launched a private equity ETF as a more liquid alternative to investing in private equity buyout funds.