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Managers team up to bring investment trusts to 30-somethings

Baillie Gifford, Henderson Global Investors and F&C Investments have teamed up to present a roadshow aimed at introducing investment trusts to young professionals considering savings options for their future.

F&C Commercial Property Trust outperforms benchmark

F&C Commercial Property Trust (FCPT) has followed up a benchmark-beating first half of 2009 with its first property acquisition since launch in March 2005.

Investment trust pays dividends 4.1% above base rate

Investors seeking income should look to well established investment trusts say J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Viking triumph for FCPET

F&C Private Equity Trust has seen a £12.2m boost to its cash following the realisation of its largest direct holding, Viking Moorings.

Co-op launches new fund to IFAs

The Co-operative Asset Management has announced the launch of its Corporate Bond unit trust onto IFA platforms and the appointment of a new manager to run the fund.

F&C Commercial Property Trust restructure

F&C Commercial Property Trust has created a new holding company, New FCPT Ltd, after receiving acceptances for its proposed restructuring from 94% of shareholders.

Opportunities in US insurance stocks

F&C US Smaller Companies investment trust manager Robert Siddles has been building the trust's position in non-life insurance underwriters, in a defensive move that seems vindicated by a bout of jitters in the US stockmarkets over the past week, which has seen 5% wiped off the value of the S&P 500 index.

SWIP Property Trust re-enters commercial property market

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) has recently purchased three new properties for the SWIP Property Trust's portfolio, following its identification of some excellent buying opportunities in the uncertain commercial market.

Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust retains blue-chip ranking

At the latest quarterly rebalancing of the FTSE 100 index, Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust has retained its place among the 100 largest UK listed companies, despite being widely tipped to return to the FTSE 250 index after just three months in the top flight.

F&C Investment Trust retains award for Best Report & Accounts

Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust (FCIT) last night picked up a prestigious award from the Association of Investment Companies for the second year running.

BlackRock on the Brazilian market

Will Landers, manager of the BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust, said: "The ever growing middle class means that Brazil is becoming increasingly less dependent on exports for economic growth.

L&G’s Dynamic Bond Trust celebrates with OBSR rating

Legal & General's Dynamic Bond Trust (DBT), managed by Dickie Hodges, is celebrating two year's of trading following its anniversary on 30 April 2009.

F&C Commercial Property Trust shareholders vote for continuation

At an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on Friday 1 May, investors in F&C Commercial Property Trust voted overwhelmingly in favour of continuing the company.

Legal & General Multi Manager passes first year anniversary

Legal & General has recently passed the first anniversary (25 April) of its three Multi Manager funds.

F&C investment trusts offer post-Budget advantage for top earners

Investors who will be hit by the new 50% top rate of income tax announced in last month's Budget could benefit from the innovative share structure of Investors Capital Trust, an income-focused investment trust managed by Rodger McNair at F&C Investments.