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Citywire runs a global events programme for professional investors involved in fund manager selection


Citywire Investment Trust Awards 2018

London November 2018

Take a look at the pictures of top managers & Best Board!

We reveal the 18 investment trusts and companies that scooped Citywire’s performance and Best Board awards this year.

Citywire Investment Trust Awards - the shortlists

Best Investment Trust Board Award – the shortlist


Citywire Investment Trust Forum 2018

London June 2018

Read all the content from the Awards here

Access the sponsored presentations here

Take a look at the pictures from the event here

Inside track

Gavin Lumsden, Citywire editor in chief, will chair an expert panel discussion with Simon Elliott, head of investment trust research at Winterflood Securities; James Burns, head of multi-manager at Smith & Williamson Investment Management; and Simon Moore, senior investment manager at Seven Investment Management.

Japan’s exciting, high growth small companies

Praveen Kumar, investment manager of the top-performing Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon investment trust, will look at the long-term growth opportunities in Japanese small companies. Often run by dynamic entrepreneurs, these companies are disrupting existing industries through innovative business models. A combination of slow-moving incumbents and an improving regulatory regime have created a favourable environment for these companies.

Solving the Asian growth equation

Asia ex-Japan has delivered high GDP growth over the last 20 years, outpacing the US and other developed nations. However, the region’s stock market indices have failed to capture this growth and been volatile. Andrew Graham, portfolio manager of Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained Trust, will discuss the long-term opportunities and explain his investment strategy that aims to generate returns that match the GDP growth of the region.

UK equities: why Brexit shouldn’t deter investors

The valuation opportunity in the UK stock market today looks compelling as a result of Brexit, says Matt Bennison, assistant fund manager at Schroders. Uncertainty over the economic impact of withdrawing from the European Union, the UK’s biggest trading partner, has left London-listed multinationals trading well below their global peers, while domestic-facing companies stand at relative lows not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. With mergers and acquisitions on the increase, is it time for investors to join in and buy?


Citywire Investment Trust Awards 2017

London November 2017

In November 2017 Citywire held its first Investment Trust Awards in London.

A total of 18 awards were up for grabs at an event that demonstrated the depth and breadth of the investment talent in the £153 billion investment trust sector.

Performance Awards

17 ‘Performance Awards’ have been rewarded to the investment trusts and investment companies with the best underlying, risk-adjusted returns against their benchmarks over three years.

Best Board Award

A ‘Best Board Award’ went to the board of directors we believed had done the most to protect and improve shareholder returns in their investment trust.

Read all the content from the Awards here

Take a look at the pictures of the winners

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