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  • Law Debenture underperforms half year FTSE benchmark due to Brexit

    Thursday 28 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Investment trust Law Debenture's net asset value total return for the half year missed its benchmark due to Brexit, but the company maintained its interim dividend.

  • Foreign & Colonial's net asset value rises in first half

    Thursday 28 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust saw strong net asset value returns for the first half of the year as Brexit forced a widening of shareholder discount.

  • Aberforth underpreforms against benchmark in H1; raises dividend

    Wednesday 27 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust said first-half net asset value fell 11.6% as it missed its benchmark return, but rewarded shareholders with a 5.2% increase in interim dividend to 8.60p a share.

  • Sterling slump post Brexit helps 3i boost Q1 NAV

    Wednesday 27 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Infrastructure investment group 3i said first quarter net asset value rose to 538p a share, up from 463p at the end of March as the company's portfolio benefited from the slump in sterling after the UK's vote to leave the European Union.

  • Alliance Trust NAV up; warns of 'small recession' post-Brexit

    Friday 22 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Alliance Trust said first half net asset value rose to 591.4p compared with 545.9p a year earlier although the uncertainty after the UK's decision to leave the EU caused it to underperform against its benchmark.

  • Qannas partially exits Eastern European loan

    Thursday 21 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Close-ended investment company Qannas Investments announced on Thursday that it has realised a partial exit of a €7m senior secured term loan provided to Integrated Eastern European Fund.

  • Empiric Student buys new Bath property, agrees new facility

    Monday 18 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Student accommodation owner and operator Empiric Student Property announced on Monday that it has acquired the freehold of a 31-bed student accommodation property in Bath for 2.6m excluding costs.

  • Directors dealings: Norcros finance chief picks up shares

    Friday 15 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Norcros's finance chief Shaun Smith picked some shares in the Bathroom products company following the recent sharp drop in the stock price in the wake of the EU referendum vote.

  • 3i Infrastructure to put EUR 69m into French wind developer

    Thursday 14 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - 3i Infrastructure announced on Thursday that it has signed an agreement to invest around €69m, subject to completion adjustments, in Valorem.

  • Polar Capital Global H1 NAV return falls but outperforms benchmark

    Friday 08 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Polar Capital Global Financials Trust (PCGF) reported a 0.59% fall in net asset value return for the half year, although it managed to outperform its benchmark index.

  • Portfolio income down but investment activity high at 3i Infrastructure

    Thursday 07 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Infrastructure investment company 3i Infrastructure updated the market on its performance in the quarter to 30 June on Thursday, with portfolio income down and investment activity high.

  • Riverstone acquiring majority of Centennial Resource

    Thursday 07 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Energy-focused private investment firm Riverstone Energy announced on Thursday that it has signed an agreement, along with other funds associated with Riverstone Holdings, to acquire a majority stake in Centennial Resource Development from NGP Energy Capital and other related funds.

  • Standard Life suspends trading of property fund after Brexit

    Tuesday 05 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Standard Life Investments has suspended trading in its UK property fund after uncertainty surrounding markets in Britain after the country voted to leave the European Union last month.

  • Polar Capital Technology reports on 'frustrating' year

    Tuesday 05 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Investment trust Polar Capital Technology published a set of lacklustre preliminary results on Tuesday, with its chairman describing the 12 months to the end of April as "frustrating".

  • Kennedy Wilson's Baggot Plaza reaches practical completion

    Monday 04 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Property investment company Kennedy Wilson Europe announced on Monday that is has achieved a major milestone at its Baggot Plaza, Dublin project, reaching practical completion and handing the building over to the governor and company of the Bank of Ireland.

  • John Laing completes purchase of US highway service area provider

    Friday 01 Jul 2016

    (ShareCast News) - John Laing Infrastructure Fund (JLIF) said it has completed the acquisition in Project Service LLC, the provider of 23 motorway service plazas in the US State of Connecticut, adding that it had hedged half the purchase price ahead of the UK vote to leave the European Union.

  • Tritax Big Box reviewing investment opportunities after Brexit vote

    Thursday 30 Jun 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Tritax Big Box said it was continuing to review its pipeline of investment opportunities after UK voted to leave the European Union.

  • 3i says not listing or selling interest in Action

    Thursday 30 Jun 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Private equity firm 3i said it had no plans to dispose of its investment in Dutch discount retailer Action despite a number of approaches.

  • Qannas Investments reports on 'challeging year'

    Wednesday 29 Jun 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Emerging markets investing company Qannas Investments reported on what it called a "challenging" 2015 calendar year on Wednesday, posting losses of $1.3m.

  • UK Commercial Property Trust sells two development properties

    Tuesday 28 Jun 2016

    (ShareCast News) - Guernsey-based, UK-focused commercial property investment company UK Commercial Property Trust announced on Tuesday that is has completed the sale of Dolphin House, an office in Sunbury-on-Thames, having also completed the sale of 6 Arlington Street in London's St James's earlier in the month.

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