Closed-ended funds such as Investment trusts consistently outperform their open-ended counterparts. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why, and asks if they can continue doing it in the future.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
The engine of global growth is set to slow sharply and that will have implications for investors all around the world, author Dinny McMahon tells Merryn Somerset Webb.
If supranational organisations, such as the European Union, don’t start listening to their members, they won’t last long, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
In the main, people are now saving for their pensions. And that’s a good thing, says Merryn Somerset Webb. The trouble is they’re not spending it when they retire.
Trust in the financial services sector is already low, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Let’s not make it worse with bells and whistles.
Invesco’s bullying of an investment trust is an outrageous example of fund management arrogance, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Good governance and shareholder democracy are being undermined by companies issuing shares with limited voting rights. But investors are starting to push back, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Japan is set to surprise investors, Alasdair McKinnon of the Scottish Investment Trust tells Merryn Somerset Webb.
When thinking about how macro trends could shape the world and your portfolio, it pays to think big, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Frontier markets are cheaper, faster growing, more tech-forward and less correlated to other asset classes than developed markets. You should invest some money at least for the very long term.