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Alliance Trust wins Low-Cost SIPP Provider of the Year Award

Alliance Trust Savings, a subsidiary of Alliance Trust PLC, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Low-Cost SIPP Provider of the Year Award at the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle Investment Awards 2009.

F&C Capital and Income Investment Trust dividend up 3.1%

F&C Capital and Income Investment Trust aims to provide its investors with a mixture of capital growth and increasing income through investment principally in FTSE All-Share companies.

JPMAM launches online wealth management service

J.P. Morgan Asset Management has launched an online wealth management service called WealthManager+, which will offer investors direct access to a wide range of OEICs, investment trusts, SICAVs and a large range of UK equities and bonds, as well as a range of unique financial education and planning tools.

Invesco Perpetual Dual Return Trust plc

Invesco Perpetual has announced that it proposes to launch a new split-capital investment trust, the Invesco Perpetual Dual Return Trust plc (the "Trust") in November 2009.

Distribution channels key to future of investment trusts

According to research conducted by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, its second survey of the views of investment trust directors, respondents stated they believe a key to the future prosperity of the sector is by providing private investors and retail savers with easier access to investing in investment trusts.

New manager of JPMorgan Overseas Investment Trust returns 29%

Since Jeroen Huysinga took over the management of the JPMorgan Overseas Investment Trust one year ago, the Company's share price has returned 28.95% and its NAV has returned 27.15% (from 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2009).

F&C stresses income advantages of investment trusts

At a briefing earlier this week, Peter Hewitt, manager of F&C Managed Portfolio Trust, an investment trust of investment trusts, underlined the advantages for income investors of holding investment trusts in their portfolio.

UK’s first investment trust savings scheme reaches 25th anniversary

For some people it will be the Miners' Strike that most sticks in the mind; for others Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Band Aid or perhaps Michael Jackson's Thriller; while for yet more it will forever be about a book written almost 40 years earlier by George Orwell.

F&C Capital and Income Investment Trust to issue further shares

At an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 6 October, F&C Capital and Income Investment Trust passed a resolution to allow it to issue up to 4,541,427 further shares (equivalent to 5.44% of the Company's share capital at 9 September 2009).

F&C US Smaller Companies Trust trounces benchmark

F&C US Smaller Companies Trust has comprehensively beaten its benchmark in the year to 30 June 2009.

SWIP Property Trust purchases £66m retail park

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Property Trust (SWIPPT) has purchased Hermiston Gait, Edinburgh's foremost retail park, at a cost of £66 million. The move follows SWIPPT's recent purchase of three prime properties in Leamington Spa, Nottingham and Leicester.

Pacific Assets Trust results show NAV total return of 42.4%

Pacific Assets Trust is a diversified investment trust which invests in the Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan and Australasia, and is managed by Peter Dalgliesh at F&C Investments.

Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust back in FTSE 250

At the latest quarterly rebalancing of the FTSE 100 index, Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust has returned to the ranks of the FTSE 250 Index after six months among the 100 largest UK listed companies.

Baring Europe Select Trust celebrates 25th anniversary

Baring Asset Management (Barings), the international investment management firm, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Baring Europe Select Trust which has returned an impressive 2,788% since its launch on 31 August 1984.

Impax to launch Asian Environmental Investment Trust

Impax Asset Management, the AIM listed investment manager focused on the environmental sector, today announced its intention to launch Impax Asian Environmental Markets PLC on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.