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Alternative Investments , Analysis , Funds

Debt, infrastructure and alternative energy offer income opportunities

Those investment companies traditionally associated with yield are still, in many cases, trading on a premium, or close to par (the value of their underlying assets). In short, many investors

Funds , News , Tax Efficient Investing

Offshore assets still subject to IHT

Skandia has warned that once assets become regularised they become visible to the UK authorities meaning investors will need to start reporting on the assets every year via their tax

Funds , News

Q&A: Annabel Brodie-Smith demystifies investment trusts

Every Investor editor Sarah Davidson talks to Annabel Brodie-Smith, communications director at the Association of Investment Companies, about why investors might consider adding investment trusts to their portfolios. SD: What’s

Funds , News

Fund in focus: Aberdeen Asian Income

While this is largely true there is also an interesting dividend story – one often overlooked by investors here in the UK. Many family-owned Asian businesses have been paying rising

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Navigating investment company performance

The average investment company is up 10% over the year to date – a solid return in the current low interest rate environment. The Japan investment company sector has been

Analysis , Funds , Tax Efficient Investing

What has been troubling emerging markets?

Why have global emerging markets underperformed? It is probably fair to say that many investors accept that the long-term structural case for emerging markets remains intact. Superior economic growth driven

Funds , News , Tax Efficient Investing

IFAs are positive about frontier markets

This is according to new research from Baring Asset Management which found that 21% of IFAs expect to increase their clients’ exposure to this asset class over the next 12

Analysis , Funds , Small Caps

Investing to fund school fees

However, increasingly we are asked about investing for one very specific purpose as part of the concept of investing for children. Often the question is raised by a grandparent or

Funds , News

Aberdeen All Asia adopts Japan-only mandate

If the proposals are approved by shareholders, the directors intend to change the name of the company to Aberdeen Japan Investment Trust. Jason Hollands, managing director of Bestinvest, said the

Analysis , Funds , Small Caps , Tax Efficient Investing

How to start saving for university fees

The independent university guide,, estimates that students who started university in 2012 can expect to graduate with around £53,000 debt – not an amount that the average family can