Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom - Equity Instruments RSS feed Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom - Equity Instruments feed en Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:09:04 +0000 Genera CMS Baker Steel Resources Trust boosts NAV with US$72 mln sale of Prognoz Silver mine Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:02:00 +0000 IG Group achieves record profits as it prepares for regulatory clampdown Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Braveheart Investment gets more hands-on as portfolio grows Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:08:00 +0000 Shares in CFD providers tumble as financial watchdog targets sales methods Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:08:00 +0000 UK watchdog has 'serious concerns' over way CFDs are sold to retail investors Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:11:00 +0000 The whys and wherefores of specialist investment trusts Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:11:00 +0000 IG Group still materially undervalued, despite recent rally Wed, 03 Jan 2018 10:24:00 +0000 An investment trust is for life, not just for Christmas Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Spreadbettors drop as EU watchdog proposes curbs on core business parts; UK regulator expected to follow suit Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:10:00 +0000 Ashmore and NEX Group benefit from upgrades by JP Morgan Cazenove Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:40:00 +0000 IG Group says impact of reforms for the year remain uncertain as it reports first half revenue rise Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:02:00 +0000 All Action as retailer fires private equity group 3i higher Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:19:00 +0000 Scottish Mortgage powered higher by tech giants Amazon, Google and Alibaba Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:29:00 +0000 Baker Steel allows investors access to a mining world normally open only to private equity Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:11:00 +0000 Braveheart Investment anticipating "a busy and exciting period ahead" Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:36:00 +0100 Rathbone Brothers rallies on third quarter growth in assets and net inflows Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:19:00 +0100 Mid Wynd International prospers outside of the mainstream Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:47:00 +0100 Ashmore group sees 11% increase in assets under management in latest three months Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100 Numis Securities ups rating for IG Group to 'add' after first quarter numbers beat expectations Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:22:00 +0100 IG Group reports record quarter despite quieter financial markets, although regulatory worries remain Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:28:00 +0100 Braveheart Investment says biotech firm Kirkstall has commenced an investor marketing exercise Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:04:00 +0100 John Laing Infrastructure audits portfolio after Grenfell Tower disaster Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:22:00 +0100 Smith & Williamson resumes plan to float after merger talks with Rathbone Brothers collapse Fri, 01 Sep 2017 08:33:00 +0100 Rathbone Brothers confirms £2bn all-share merger talks with financial services provider Smith & Williamson Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:05:00 +0100 Money goes to money: Another potential merger in the wealth management sector is no surprise Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:49:00 +0100 Patience still a virtue for Aurora Investment Trust Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:19:00 +0100 Braveheart Investment's Paraytec awarded grant by Innovate UK Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:33:00 +0100 IG Group's full year profit rises despite strict regulation and low volatility in financial markets Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:50:00 +0100 Scottish Mortgage becoming the 'long-term savings vehicle of choice' believes Jefferies Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:00 +0100 Braveheart Investment Group enjoys 'exceptional' year Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:50:00 +0100 India Capital Growth Fund moves up to Main Market David Cornell, Fund Manager of India Capital Growth Fund (LON:IGC), spoke to Proactive's Andrew Scott as they made the move off AIM and began trading on London's Main Market.

Cornell says it comes after a year of strong performance for them with the company's NAV increasing 42.3% to £142.9mln.

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:15:00 +0000
Braveheart introduces Proactive to three of their strategic investment companies Trevor Brown, chief executive of Braveheart Investment Group PLC (LON:BRH), caught up with Proactive following the release of their interim results.

The six months to the end of September saw the company declare a profit of £191,000 on revenue of £397,000.

After a quick chat with Brown, Proactive's Andrew Scott discusses with the chief executives of Gyrometric Systems, Paraytec and Kirkstall Ltd about their products, market opportunities and plans for growth.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:01:00 +0100
Baker Steel Resources' nose for value beginning to sniff real opportunities Mining Capital's Alastair Ford says it's interesting to see Baker Steel Resources Trust (LON:BSRT) beginning to do a bit of a promotional push.

''They're now really focused on several core investments across quite a diverse spectrum of commodities and jurisdictions as well''.

''It seems as though their nose for value is beginning to sniff some real opportunities in this current market'', Ford says.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:48:00 +0100
Baker Steel Resources investing for long-term in projects with excellent upside potential Baker Steel Resources Trust Limited's (LON:BSRT) Trevor Steel and Francis Johnstone tell Proactive the advantage of the trust is that it's a permanent capital vehicle - so they can invest in projects which may take some time to develop but will provide excellent upside potential.

''We're looking to make two to three times on a typical investment'', Trevor Steel says.

He adds: ''Overall it's a potential high return vehicle but investing in a part of the market which is difficult for most investors to access -
the pre-IPO, the private space in mining''.

''What we ideally look for is a large potentially world-class project in a nice, safe jurisdiction ... we are looking for projects which could either be bought by a major company or take them through to IPO'', says Francis Johnstone

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Mid Wynd International Investment Trust seeking out unknown 'pockets of value and interest' Mid Wynd International Investment Trust plc's Simon Edelsten tells Proactive the trust is a global equity investment vehicle suitable for investors with a long-term horizon.

''We try to find decent growth companies around the world on sensible valuations and we try to find stocks that other people haven't found''.

He adds: ''It's a relatively small fund … £147 mln  roughly at the moment … and so it's small enough to be able to invest in a significant way even in smaller companies which the larger trusts would find quite difficult to invest in''.

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:04:00 +0100
Aurora Investment Trust on the hunt for 'excellent quality' businesses Tristan Chapple from Aurora Investment Trust Plc outlines the fund's investment strategy to Proactive Investors.

''We're value investors but on the hunt for quality'', Chapple says.

''There's often a misconception that you're either a value investor or a quality investor and we think they're not mutually exclusive - we're looking for excellent quality businesses to hold for the long term but we won't pay more than half what we think they're worth''.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:56:00 +0100
Braveheart's Trevor Brown talks through 'exceptional' year Trevor Brown, chief executive of Braveheart Investment Group PLC (LON:BRH) tells Proactive they enjoyed an ‘exceptional’ year - moving from a significant loss to a profit.

The turnaround was in part due to the sale of a stake in one of its investee companies, mLED, a developer of ultra-high brightness technology.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:23:00 +0100
Calculus Capital: 'very experienced and known in the market' - John Glencross John Glencross, one of the founders of Calculus Capital, tells Proactive back in the 90s they introduced the UK's first Enterprise Investment Scheme, are about to launch their 18th and they have venture capital trusts as well.

''We're very experienced, we've been doing this a long time and we're known in the market primarily for focusing on more developed unquoted companies'', Glencross says.

''I think we'd always focus on things like diversification ... we do not focus on things like start-ups and seed capital''.

''We have experience working with smaller companies and that makes a good combination'', adds Glencross.

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:06:00 +0100
Election result means Brexit now looks like being far less disruptive says IG’s Chris Beauchamp FTSE 100's rise reflects the dip in the pound and is 'Brexit effect in miniature', IG's Chris Beauchamp tells Proactive

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:07:00 +0100
Starvest Plc 'investing at very compelling levels into some very good opportunities', says Chairman Callum Baxter, chairman of Starvest plc (LON:SVE) runs Proactive through the company's strategy and their investments.

''We have a lot of experience in the mining space. The board and advisers to Starvest have been involved in the mining industry for more than 25 years'', says Baxter.

''We have a lot of contacts .... we see a lot of good global opportunities which allows us to be able to invest at very compelling levels into some very good opportunities''.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:23:00 +0100
Braveheart Investment Group making solid progress, announces new investment Trevor Brown, chief executive at Braveheart Investment Group (LON:BRH), talks to Proactive Investors about the group's acquisition of a stake in Gyrometric Systems Limited, a spin out from Nottingham Trent University which has patent-protected system of hardware and software to monitor the vibrations in rotating shafts.

"Rotating shafts can be found in many places like ships and wind turbines. The problem with rotating shafts is that over time they lose balance, they wear and eventually fail usually expensively and sometimes tragically," he explains, adding Gyrometric's new system should help address this issue.

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:04:00 +0000
IG Group may present bottom-fishing possibilities for traders says Zak Mir There’s potentially an opportunity for bottom-fishing and catching shares in IG Group Holdings (LON:IGG) cheaply according to chartist Zak Mir.
IG Markets shares are down some 40% since new City regulations on CFDs sent shockwaves last week, and even looking further back Mir highlights a number of selling signals in the chart.
Nonetheless, he says an opportunity for buyers may present itself.
“Interestingly now we’ve got the RSI extremely oversold, at 13 out of 100, but, probably I’d want to see a higher high and a higher low to resolve this before actually taking the plunge on the long side,” the technical analyst said in a Tip TV segment for Proactive Investors.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:36:00 +0000
Braveheart Investment confident of its ability to back winners Braveheart Investment Group runs a number of investment syndicates and provides funds to small and medium-sized business. Chief executive officer Trevor Brown said the company has made some tough decisions over the last year, determining where it can get “the biggest bang for its buck”.

That has meant closing or trimming some parts of the business, “so the oxygen can go where it is most needed”.

The focus now is very much on the things that, historically, the company has done best, such as fund management, and investing in university spin-outs. Having garnered a lot of experience in investing in university spin-outs, the company is now confident of his ability to pick winners, which basically means it can back fewer prospects more heavily.

Brown thinks a couple of its investments are already at a tipping point in terms of their world-class technology, and said that more investments will be in the pipeline.

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:31:00 +0100
Brooks Macdonald Group plc says UK budget ‘broadly positive’ “What the pension market needs and what the public needs is to be able to see consistency so they can plan for the years ahead.” That was Andrew Shepherd’s prognosis of this week’s budget announcement by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne which avoided big changes to pension legislation.

Shepherd is the deputy chief executive of wealth manager Brooks Macdonald Group plc (LON:BRK) which consists of six principal companies including retirement planning services.

The budget coincided with the company announcing half year results  which revealed a 22% rise in pre-tax profit due to across-the-board growth in the company’s asset management, international and funds divisions.

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:36:00 +0000
Brooks Macdonald chief reflects on “extremely positive” quarter The wealth manager Brooks Macdonald (LON:BRK) delivered a strong quarterly performance against a difficult backdrop.

Chief executive Chris Macdonald told Proactive that “sentiment has been weak, market conditions extremely volatile, and that has continued into this calendar year, so if we can grow assets under management in those market conditions then that is extremely positive.”

In the half year to December 31, a period of intense volatility on the capital markets, the company’s discretionary funds grew by 5.52%.

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:48:00 +0000
Brooks Macdonald still a solid investment case, says deputy CEO Shepherd Andrew Shepherd, deputy chief executive of AIM-listed wealth management group Brooks Macdonald (LON:BRK), discusses the growth for the business since its IPO in 2005 and its investment approach going forward.

Since listing in London a decade ago, the company’s market value has soared to £235mln with shares trading at 1,722p.

Last month, the company revealed it had grown annual pre-tax profits by 8%, to £11.4mln, in a year where funds under management grew 13%.

“It’s about giving clients the best returns with the least amount of risk,” says Shepherd, who has been at the business since 2002.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:53:00 +0100
China yuan devaluation may be good for miners says IG Group’s Mahony Joshua Mahony, market analyst at IG Group, reckons the mining sector could be a long-term beneficiary of a weaker yuan.

China’s devaluation of the yuan this week was widely seen as bad news for mining stocks, as it exacerbated worries about the country’s future demand for raw materials.

“The expectation is that China may not buy as much, but commodities are at multi-year lows and a devalued yuan will stir up growth in terms of Chinese products, and a large part of that would come from commodity purchases.”

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:27:00 +0100
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