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The new investment trusts waiting in the wings

Smithson, the brain child of Terry Smith, will make its stock market debut at the end of next week. The trust will soon be joined by four other new investment trust launches.  

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Have fund investors been buying high and selling low?

Europe equity funds experienced net retail outflows of £303 million, while investors pulled £429 million out of UK funds in August.

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Smithson raises launch target to £600 million

Smithson, the brain child of veteran investor Terry Smith, has increased the amount of shares available to investors before the trust’s launch.

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Fifth of parents give children inheritance early

A total of £227 billion has been gifted, at an average of £32,920, in a bid to save on inheritance tax, according to research.

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Budget 2018: will pension tax relief be cut for higher earners?

With Budget 2018 a couple of weeks away, rumours are swirling that chancellor Philip Hammond will cut higher-rate pension tax relief to help fund the NHS.

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City watchdog consults on new rules for property funds

The proposed new measures aim to avoid runs on funds holding illiquid assets.

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Aberdeen appointed managers of new private equity investment trust

The Global Sustainability Trust is part of a growing trend of investment trusts tapping into unlisted stocks. 

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Top 10 most popular investment trusts – September 2018

A China trust was snapped up by investors looking for a bargain, while Woodford Patient Capital saw renewed investor interest.

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Potential conflict of interest remains as rules tightened on final salary transfers

The Financial Conduct Authority has finalised new rules on final salary pension transfers.

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Old Mutual Global Investors renames itself after German scientist

Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) has officially renamed itself Merian Global Investors, following its split from Old Mutual late last year.

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Banks cut cash rewards and switching sweeteners

Halifax cuts monthly cash reward payment, while other big brands have revised switching deals over the past six months.

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