Edward Marten

Edward Marten

Edward Marten is MD of investor research company QuotedData. They provide free information for investors who find it hard to access high-quality, reliable, equity research on UK and European-listed companies. This is a QuotedData release.

Aberdeen Emerging Markets – The stars may be aligning

Aberdeen Emerging Markets – The stars may be aligning

Aberdeen Emerging Markets – The stars may be aligning Year to date, Aberdeen Emerging Markets (AEMC) has been performing well, outstripping both its benchmark and the average of competing funds by some margin (see page 9). The members of the investment management team, who predicted a resurgence in AEMC’s performance in 2019, believe there...

Investment companies roundup – August 2019

Investment companies roundup – August 2019

Over July, we published notes on CQS New City High Yield, BlackRock Throgmorton, Strategic Equity Capital, Seneca Global Income & Growth, CG Asset Management, Standard Life Investments Property Incomeand Aberdeen New Dawn. You can read all these notes by clicking on the links above or by visiting www.quoteddata.com. In this issue Performance data – appetite for risk was...

Economic roundup – Aug 2019

Economic roundup – Aug 2019

A collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage you to buy or sell any of...

CQS New City High Yield – Same as it ever was…

CQS New City High Yield – Same as it ever was…

Ian “Franco” Francis, the manager of CQS New City High Yield (NCYF), says that, since QuotedData last published nothing much has changed, which is what we think investors should expect from this “conservative and boring” fund (see QuotedData’s March 2018 initiation note for explanation)... Read more However, we note that...

Strategic Equity Capital – Discounted opportunity

Strategic Equity Capital – Discounted opportunity

Jeff Harris and Adam Khanbhai have been managing Strategic Equity Capital’s (SEC’s) portfolio jointly since February 2017. Since this time, NAV growth has been solid (a total return of 14.3%, which is broadly in line with the MSCI UK Small Cap Index’s return of 14.1%) but SEC has strongly outperformed during the last year, returning 2.3%, while...

CG Asset Management – The rewards of long-term thinking

CG Asset Management – The rewards of long-term thinking

The CG Asset Management (CGAM) team’s focus on medium-to-long-term absolute returns and excellent track record have attracted a loyal following of investors. Both Capital Gearing Trust and CG Absolute ReturnFund have seen significant inflows since we published our initiation note in September 2018, and CG Absolute Return now has a three-year track record,...

Banks in Britain revive preparations for no-deal Brexit

Aberdeen New Dawn – Moving up the league table

Whilst the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China creates a strong headwind for the region, this more challenging time is playing to Aberdeen New Dawn (ABD)’s strengths. Its focus on high-quality companies is being rewarded and it is climbing the performance league table once again... Read more It...

Economic roundup – July 2019

Economic roundup – July 2019

A collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage you to buy or sell any of...

Investment companies roundup – July 2019

Investment companies roundup – July 2019

Performance data – there was a greater appetite for risk in June as the prospect of an interest cut in the US becomes more likely. The US dollar lost value following softer economic data and revised expectations over monetary policy, which benefitted emerging markets;Money in and out – net inflows...

Investment companies roundup – June 2019

Investment companies roundup – June 2019

Performance data – it was notable that risk appetite was down in May as renewed US-China trade tensions weighed on China-focused funds particularly. The re-election of Narendra Modi as India’s Prime Minister brought momentum to a number of Indian funds... Read moreMoney in and out – Aquila European Renewables Income and Riverstone Credit...

Economic roundup – June 2019

Economic roundup – June 2019

A collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage you to buy or sell any of...

Shires Income – Growing again

Shires Income – Growing again

In recent months, Shires Income Trust (SHRS) has been expanding for the first time since 2012. SHRS can boast both an attractive yield and outperformance of both its benchmark and the average of competing listedUK equity income funds (see Figure 15 on page 7, which shows SHRS outperforming over every time period). This...

The North American Income Trust – Time to grow?

The North American Income Trust – Time to grow?

The North American Income Trust (NAIT) has been generating an attractive and increasing dividend (up 9% for the year ended 31 January 2019). It is also generating reasonable capital growth, despite an environment that has been favouring low-yielding, high-growth companies. The manager, Fran Radano, is not unduly concerned about the health of...

Economic roundup – May 2019

Economic roundup – May 2019

A collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage you to buy or sell any of...

Investment companies roundup – May 2019

Investment companies roundup – May 2019

Performance data – it was notable that risk appetite increased in April, which pushed up growth-focused trusts such as Lindsell Train and Montanaro UK Smaller Companies.. Read more Money in and out – US Solar Fund launched in April, raising £153m in a well received IPO. Including this launch, net inflows into the...

Economic roundup – April 2019

Economic roundup – April 2019

A collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage you to buy or sell any of...

Investment companies roundup – April 2019

Investment companies roundup – April 2019

April 2019 is our latest roundup of news; price, NAV and discount movements; flows in and out of the sector and report on full year dividends announced over the month of March 2019. Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford. QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – April 2019 JPMorgan Indian, India Capital Growth,...

Sareum Holdings – Key ‘737 data coming up

Sareum Holdings – Key ‘737 data coming up

Sareum’s investment case stands on two pillars: the development by licensee Sierra Oncology of the Chk1 inhibitor, SRA737; and the development and potential licensing of internally-generated TYK2 candidates for autoimmune disease and cancer.... Read more This year should see the first clinical data on SRA737, as well as further data...

Investment companies roundup – March 2019

Investment companies roundup – March 2019

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – March 2019 is our latest roundup of news; price, NAV and discount movements; flows in and out of the sector and report on full year dividends announced over the month of February 2019. Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford. JPMorgan Chinese, Fidelity China and Pacific Horizon benefited from...

Economic roundup – March 2019

Economic roundup – March 2019

QuotedData’s economic roundup – March 2019 is a collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage...

Geiger Counter – Nuclear exposure

Geiger Counter – Nuclear exposure

Geiger Counter - Nuclear exposure Geiger Counter (GCL’s) managers see the potential for further recovery in the uranium price, as more nuclear reactors come on line (particularly in China and India, where governments are keen to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions) while major producers hold off from reactivating mothballed mines (a low...

International Biotechnology trust – Beating the odds

International Biotechnology trust – Beating the odds

International Biotechnology trust – Beating the odds Strategic positioning in mid-2018 helped International Biotechnology Trust (IBT) beat its benchmark over the past six months and close its discount to net asset value (NAV). This continued its outperformance of the US Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI) over three and five years. Active management of the portfolio and an...

Economic roundup – February 2019

Economic roundup – February 2019

QuotedData’s economic roundup – February 2019 QuotedData’s economic roundup – February 2019 is a collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in...

Investment companies roundup – January 2019

Investment companies roundup – January 2019

Investment companies roundup – January 2019 QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – February 2019 is our latest roundup of news; price, NAV and discount movements; flows in and out of the sector and report on full year dividends announced over the month of January 2019. Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford. December’s sharp sell-off...

Herald Investment Trust – Shifting sentiment

Herald Investment Trust – Shifting sentiment

Herald Investment Trust - Shifting sentiment Herald Investment Trust (HRI) is approaching its 25th birthday. HRI’s manager, Katie Potts, has been at the helm since launch, delivering considerable outperformance of equity markets. She has seen significant swings in sentiment towards the technology sector over that time. Growth stocks and the technology...

Bluefield Solar Income Fund – Walking on sunshine

Bluefield Solar Income Fund – Walking on sunshine

Bluefield Solar Income Fund – Walking on sunshine Faced with rising prices for secondary solar power projects, Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has taken a strategic decision not to focus on growing its portfolio during the last couple of years. Instead, a focus on increasing operational efficiency, coupled with a 32.5% increase in the...

Annual Review investment companies – 2018

Annual Review investment companies – 2018

2018 – the return of volatility A trade war, Brexit, US interest rate rises, slowing Chinese growth, a US government shutdown, a dispute over Italy’s budget, the Skripal poisonings, numerous elections – there was plenty to worry about in 2018. A last-minute dive left the US market in negative territory.Sterling continued...

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