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Corporate activity increases in the listed investments sector

Peter Rae

Whilst the number of listed investment companies and trusts continues to grow due to new offers coming to market, there has been an increase in the amount of corporate activity in the listed managed investment space over recent weeks. Show More

Listed investment trusts providing new opportunities in fixed income

Peter Rae

Until recently there have been few opportunities for investors to gain fixed interest exposure by investing in listed investment companies and trusts. The listing of MCP Master Income Trust in October 2017 breathed some new life into the sector and the number of fixed income opportunities continue to grow. In... Show More

Listed Managed Investments: Quarterly Review

Peter Rae

In its latest Quarterly LMI Market Review, Independent Investment Research (IIR) provides detailed coverage of 49 listed investment companies, listed investment trusts and active ETFs including commentary, investment views and ratings. We have coverage across a number of sectors and investing strategies and provide insight into performance, discounts and premiums... Show More

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Listed Managed Investments: Quarterly Review

Peter Rae

In its latest Quarterly LMI Market Review, Independent Investment Research (IIR) provides detailed coverage of 47 listed investment companies, listed investment trusts and active ETFs including commentary, investment views and ratings. We have coverage across a number of sectors and investing strategies and provide insight into performance, discounts and premiums... Show More

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13 LICs at a discount

Peter Rae

In its latest LMI Monthly Update Independent Investment Research discusses why LICs trade at a discount to NTA and highlights 13 LICs trading a discount of more than 5% to pre-tax NTA. It discusses some of the reasons LICs trade at a discount and looks at some potential catalysts for... Show More

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12-month LIC returns remain positive despite falls in March quarter

Peter Rae

In its latest Monthly LMI Update, Independent Investment Research takes a look at listed managed investment returns for the past quarter and 12 months and highlights the best performing LICs/LITs over the past five years. We also highlight the five largest discounts and premiums to pre-tax NTA and take a... Show More

10 high yield LICs

Peter Rae

In its latest LMI Monthly Update, Independent Investment Research takes a look at the recent listed investment company reporting season which saw a majority of LICs report higher earnings and many pay higher dividends to their shareholders. We also highlight the top 10 yielding LICs under our coverage and discuss... Show More

MCP Master Income Trust: A focus on fixed income

Peter Rae

Independent Investment Research has initiated coverage of MCP Master Income Trust (ASX:MXT), a listed investment trust that invests in a diversified portfolio of loans to Australian companies. It does so through investments in several wholesale funds managed by Metrics Credit Partners (MCP), an Australian debt-specialist fund manager with significant direct... Show More

Listed Managed Investments: Quarterly Review

Peter Rae

In its latest Quarterly LMI Market Review, Independent Investment Research (IIR) provides detailed coverage of 43 listed investment companies, listed investment trusts and exchange traded managed funds including commentary, investment views and ratings. We have coverage across a number of sectors and investing strategies and provide insight into performance, discounts... Show More

Listed Managed Investments: Quarterly Review

Peter Rae

In its latest Quarterly LMI Market Review, Independent Investment Research (IIR) provides detailed coverage of 42 listed investment companies, listed investment trusts and Active ETFs including commentary, investment views and ratings. We look across a number of sectors and investing strategies and provide insight into performance, discounts and premiums to... Show More

A big year for LICs

Peter Rae

2017 was an exceptional year for new listed investment company and listed investment trust raisings, with 14 new entities raising a total of $4.2bn via initial public offers. This significantly exceeded the funds raised by new LIC/LIT offers in the previous two years and lifted the total number of LICs... Show More

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International LICs Performing Strongly

Peter Rae

In its latest Monthly Listed Managed Investments Update, Independent Investment Research looks at the performance of listed investment companies and listed investment trust for the 12 months to 30 September 2017 and found that LICs with an international focus were the best performers, with one LIC delivering a portfolio return... Show More

Listed Managed Investments: Quarterly Review

Peter Rae

In its latest Quarterly LMI Market Review, Independent Investment Research (IIR) provides detailed coverage of 39 listed investment companies, listed investment trusts and Active ETFs including commentary, investment views and ratings. We look across a number of sectors and investing strategies and provide insight into performance, discounts and premiums to... Show More

LIC Reporting Season Wrap – Dividends Hold Up

Peter Rae

For the reporting season just finished there were 24 listed investment companies covered by Independent Investment Research that reported full year results. Out of this 24, there were 14 LICs that experienced earnings declines. This reflected lower dividend income, particularly for those LICs that have capital account status, and also... Show More

Large cap LICs outperform small caps in FY17

Peter Rae

In its latest LMI Monthly Update, Independent Investment Research looks at the performance of the LIC sector over the 12 months to 30 June 2017. The Australian large cap share focused LICs benefited from solid market performance over that time with the five largest LICs delivering an average portfolio return... Show More

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BKI Investments offers exposure to a well-managed portfolio of Australian equities

Peter Rae

Independent Investment Research has initiated coverage of BKI Investments, one of the older style LICs that invests in a portfolio of Australian equities. It has an all market cap mandate although is heavily weighted to the ASX 50. Up until 2016, BKI was internally managed but is now managed by... Show More

AFIC upgraded to Highly Recommended by IIR

Peter Rae

Independent Investment Research is upgrading its rating on Australian Foundation Investment Company from “Recommended Plus” to “Highly Recommended”. The upgrade recognises AFIC’s sound investment processes, highly experienced investment team and Board, transparency, exceptionally low costs and the benefits of a lengthy track-record. Investors can gain confidence from a track-record in... Show More