John MacDougall, manager of the Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon fund, explains how Japan's old corporate structure is being replaced with a new era of entrepreneurialism and high-growth focused start-ups
Neil Woodford's Patient Capital trust has raised £800m during its offer period, a record for a London-listed investment trust.
FinnCap broker and former City AM diary editor Victoria Bates has joined Liontrust as the third fund manager on its Economic Advantage team.
SWMC Small Cap European fund manager Jamie Carter has taken his gross market exposure to a record high in the view smaller companies are being overlooked by investors in the "mad scramble" to buy European equities.
The AIM market has been battered this year, dragged down by falls of more than 50% in some of the index heavyweights. Hargreave Hale's Oliver Bedford highlights two lesser-watched stocks lighting up the market.
Paul Marriage's Schroder UK Dynamic Smaller Companies fund is to reopen to new investment on 20 October after assets fell to a more manageable level.
Standard Life Investments has recruited a manager from SWIP to run its European Smaller Companies fund, raising questions over whether Ignis' Ian Ormiston will make the move to SLI.
Ian Ormiston has added to European construction stocks in his Ignis European Smaller Companies fund in the expectation this area of the market is in line to benefit from a economic recovery.
With this week marking the five-year anniversary of both record low base rates and the FTSE 100 bottoming, Investment Week looks at the funds that have taken advantage of the subsequent recovery.
Unicorn Asset Management has promoted two members of its investment team to co-manage its flagship £534m Unicorn UK Income fund.
Aberforth founder and fund manager David Ross is to retire in May 2014 after leading the firm for nearly 25 years, Investment Week understands.
Standard Life Investments's Harry Nimmo has pointed to three trends in 2014 that could continue a run of performance that has seen the manager return nearly 200% over five years.
Threadneedle is to close its £12m Japanese Smaller Companies fund due to its uneconomical size and "limited demand" for the strategy.
The vast majority of UK smaller companies funds have failed to produce significant alpha for investors over the past year, with the average fund's return lagging one benchmark index by ten percentage points.
Close Brothers has suspended redemptions on Deryck Noble-Nesbitt's Special Situations fund ahead of an expected wind-up of the portfolio in August this year.
The UK small cap market has done spectacularly well over the last year, leaving some to question where potential upside will come from next, but stock pickers say there are still some gems that can keep on rising.
The FTSE Small Cap index has risen sharply for ten consecutive months, but is there still value in the UK small cap space or should investors take profits and look elsewhere?
Fidelity is to restrict inflows into Alex Wright's UK Smaller Companies fund in an effort to preserve performance.
Liontrust has scrapped rebates on its successful UK Smaller Companies fund, run by managers Anthony Cross and Julian Fosh, as it moves to premium price the product.
M&G has hired Matthew Cable as deputy manager on its £370m Smaller Companies fund following a tough spell which has seen it drop down the rankings.
Peter Webb, the manager of the two worst-performing funds of 2012, has described his frustrations in trying to sell many of the "illiquid" positions he inherited on the portfolios, and his hopes for a turnaround in performance this year.
Smaller companies and recovery stocks were highly featured in wealth managers' best performing funds of the year, much to the chagrin of those continuing to back defensive names.
The managers of the £83m Aviva Investors UK Smaller Companies fund, Toby Belsom and Robin West, name five UK smaller companies set to benefit from an uptick in consumer spending.