Given the meteoric rise in the popularity of ESG-focused investing over recent years, it’s remarkable to reflect that, as little as a dozen or so years ago, it was a concept that was rarely contemplated. In this white paper, we explore the origin and current understanding of ESG investing.
We would like to draw your attention to the following commissioned research piece. This piece give general insight into the background of Lowland Investment Company and the investment strategy with which it is run.
Diversification – by stock, sector, region and asset class – should be one of the abiding principles of the shrewd investor. It’s easier said than done however, this article sets out some of the traps for the unwary.
Amongst the many intrinsic attractions of investment trusts, the existence of an independent board of directors – ultimately responsible for the governance of the trust and the performance of the portfolio manager – ranks particularly high. In this piece, we analyse the role of trust boards, the nature of the strategic decisions they may typically be called upon to make, and the many ways in which they safeguard the interests of shareholders.
John Bennett, Fund Manager of Henderson European Focus Trust, discusses the Trusts recent performance and the recent activity within the Trusts portfolio; particularly focusing on how the Trust is positioned to benefit from a post-lockdown, consumer “V-shaped” recovery.
Ollie Beckett, Fund Manager for TR European Growth Trust and Rory Stokes, portfolio manager, discuss the impact that the rise in ESG has had on the market and why it is important to look beyond ESG ratings.
Join Jamie Ross, portfolio manager of Henderson EuroTrust, as he discusses the early market reactions, the ‘on the ground’ challenges being faced by businesses and other themes relevant to investors focused on EU markets.
Join Job Curtis, portfolio manager of City of London Investment Trust, as he discusses the early market reactions, the ‘on the ground’ challenges being faced by businesses and other themes relevant to investors focused on UK markets.