• August 7, 2020

New research indicates UK investors are very optimistic

British investors are optimistically expecting average annual total returns in excess of 11% over the next five years, despite the uncertainty caused by Covid-19, Schroders Global Investor Study 2020* has found. Average annual return expectations over the next five years have edged up to 10.9% for investors globally, with investors in the Americas expecting performance…

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Online gambling should face £100 a month cap on spend

Gamblers should be protected by a new £100-a-month cap on spending to limit the harm that can be done by online gambling, a think-tank recommends today. Gamblers should be protected by a new £100-a-month cap on spending to limit the harm that can be done by online gambling, a think-tank recommends today. The Social Market…

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Welcome to Witan Investment Trust

Established in 1909, Witan Investment Trust plc (“Witan”) is an investment trust listed on the London Stock Exchange, which means that you can buy and sell its shares through any UK stockbroker and online platforms that offer investment trusts. Witan’s investment objective is to deliver long term growth in income and capital and Witan offers…

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Millennials and Gen Z discovering the attractions of the stock market

Official figures show huge growth in the number of people in their 20s and 30s subscribing to a stocks and shares ISA, with the number of Millennials and Generation Z’s investing in ISAs increased by an astonishing 92% in just a year. Millennials and Generation Z investors, people in their 20s and early 30s, are…

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Investment Trust TOP 20: Income in ascendance with a hint of growth

The half year chart until June 30th has revealed the 20 investment companies which were most viewed on the AIC website. Traffic to the AIC website was 24% higher than the same period last year and April set a new record for visits to the site, with over 51,000 that month. The top 5 Scottish…

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Renters paying more than mortgage holders for housing

UK Government research reveals that renters in London on average pay two fifths of their income towards housing costs, a situation that Shelter is warning could lead to a tsunami of Covid-19 related evictions. The English Housing Survey produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, which covers England alone, has revealed that…

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Only a quarter of firms report readiness for Brexit

IoD survey points to only a quarter of business leaders believing their businesses are prepared for a post Brexit environment as the Government launches an education campaign. Nearly half of the 978 company directors polled in late June in the Institute of Directors survey said they weren’t able to prepare right now, with one in…

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Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust plc

Widen your search for income and growth with Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust plc Diversified sources of income and growing dividends Good overall returns Low volatility What is Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust plc The Trust aims for a growing level of income, capital growth and low volatility through a simple and transparent…

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Ahead of London Fashion week we look the fashion holdings of investment trusts

As catwalks are constructed and outfits chosen, the capital is preparing to celebrate London Fashion Week. From 14 February global fashion brands will showcase over 250 designers and generate orders worth an estimated £100m. Many of the world’s most iconic brands are fashion brands, and with increasing numbers of wealthy customers in key emerging markets,…

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Robo 2.0: Analyst Cristina Puscas looks at the future of digital wealth managers

Robo 2.0: Analyst Cristina Puscas looks at the future of digital wealth managers Investec Click & Invest, Tiller Investments and most recently Moola have all shut their digital wealth manager operations in the last 12 months. These closures add to the existing concerns over the long-term sustainability of robo advisers’ business models. However, despite these…

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