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Investment Companies Research

03 Nov 2014

November 2014 Zero Dividend Preference numbers from QuotedData

November 2014 Zero Dividend Preference numbers from QuotedData November Zero Dividend Preference Shares We have updated the ZDP sheet for you with numbers from the morning of  1 November 2014 – you can access it by clicking the link above. Bear in mind that the net asset value numbers that go into calculating the final asset […]

01 Oct 2014

October 2014 Zero Dividend Preference numbers from QuotedData

October 2014 Zero Dividend Preference numbers from QuotedData October Zero Dividend Preference Shares We have updated the ZDP sheet for you with numbers from the morning of  1 October 2014 – you can access it by clicking the link above. Bear in mind that the net asset value numbers that go into calculating the final asset […]

01 Oct 2014
24 Sep 2014

Global Resources Investment Trust look beyond initial performance

GRIT : Global Resources Investment Trust look beyond initial performance We have today published a note on Global Resources Investment Trust. A few months into the life of Global Resources Investment Trust the net asset value has fallen by 37% and its ordinary share price has fallen much faster. As we explain in our note, […]

01 Sep 2014

August 2014 Zero Dividend Preference numbers from QuotedData

August 2014 Zero Dividend Preference numbers from QuotedData August Zero Dividend Preference Shares We have updated the ZDP sheet for you with numbers from the morning of 4 July 2014 – you can access it by clicking the link above. Bear in mind that the net asset value numbers that go into calculating the final […]

01 Sep 2014
15 Aug 2014

Premier Energy and Water solid interims and plans for the future

PEW : Premier Energy and Water solid interims and plans for the future Solid interims and plans for the future Attached is our latest note on Premier Energy and Water, please take a minute to have a look. Premier Energy & Water’s interim results show that the portfolio beat comparable indices over the first half […]

01 Aug 2014
01 Aug 2014
04 Jul 2014
04 Jul 2014
13 Jun 2014
11 Jun 2014

Premier Energy & Water : PEW – A step change in performance

140610 PEW initiation QD Attached is a sponsored research note on Premier Energy & Water. Almost two years ago the management team and the investment style of Premier Energy and Water (PEW) changed with greater emphasis placed on maximising the company’s total return. The record since PEW’s revamp in the summer of 2012 is impressive; the […]

06 Jun 2014
05 Jun 2014

Fidelity’s investment trust range

Fidelity’s investment trust range Fidelity currently manage five investment trusts – Fidelity Asian Values : FAV, Fidelity China Special Situations : FCSS, Fidelity European Values : FEV, Fidelity Japanese Values : FJV and Fidelity Special Values : FSV – our report explains their objectives and investment strategies and looks at their recent performance. We also take a look at […]

10 Jan 2014

Private equity funds in 2013

2013 was a year of mixed fortunes for the listed private equity sector. Some funds did exceptionally well but others, particularly those exposed to emerging markets saw falling NAVs and widening discounts. The recovery in 3i : III ‘s share price following the disclosure of Sherborne’s stake building in the fund pushed it close to the […]

09 Jan 2014

John Authers, FT, writes – Investment trusts trounce competition

In an article on the back of today’s FT John Authers draws attention to the excellent performance being generated by closed end funds versus their open-ended peers. We at QD think it is good to see the closed-end fund industry getting the recognition it deserves but unfortunately the article is also peppered with phrases such […]

02 Jan 2014

Macro Comment – A positive close to a vintage year

A positive close to a vintage year   ‘Its time the Fed moved away from ….an artificial world and allowed the economy to stand on its own. The process of getting back to more traditional definitions of ‘normal’ interest rates and economic activity will pose new challenges for investors, businesses, consumers and policy makers alike’. Financial […]

16 Dec 2013
12 Feb 2013

BB Biotech AG – Bold Brilliant biotech investor

Bold Brilliant biotech investor Swiss-listed BB Biotech is the oldest-established, the largest and, over the longer term, one of the best-performing of the small group of closed-end funds that specialise in the biotech sector. It offers investors a vehicle to gain exposure to a focused portfolio of predominantly-US small-to-mid-cap biotech companies developing therapeutic products, with […]