Woodford raises record £800m for trust

Neil Woodford who has set up WIM. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Applications scaled back and trust will probably trade at a premium

Boardroom trades April 18

Latest directors’ deals at Majestic Wines, Carr’s Group, IFG Group and M&C Saatchi

JD Sport shop on Oxford Street, London.JJB Sport, Enfield.
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IC – April 18 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication

Activist investors score victory at BP annual meeting

But company warns it cannot cut emissions alone

Tax reprieve for investment bond holders

Tribunal in favour of taxpayer who overpaid on withdrawal

Only 1 in 3 claim card compensation

Consumers miss out on £850m in CPP mis-selling redress

Robust demand for VCTs continues

New investments reach nine-year high, says AIC

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New guidelines on Isa inheritances

Banks and Isa providers devise protocol to make transfers simpler

Investors Chronicle — April 11 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication

Boardroom trades April 11

Latest directors’ deals

Shell buys BG: what does it mean for shareholders?

Your questions on the Shell-BG deal answered

20m Chinese stamp collectors

Asian investors boost demand for ‘treasure assets’

Investors Chronicle — April 4 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication

Fund managers and the stewardship dilemma

Should companies be held to account?

Williams to launch new fund

Focus on companies of £150m or less

Compromise may be near in Lloyds ECN dispute

Campaigners pin hopes on declaratory judgment

Boardroom trades March 28

Latest directors’ deals at UK companies

Q&A: Have your say at Alliance Trust

Key vote looms on Elliott Advisors’ proposal

Investors shun UK funds

Sharply lower sales could herald a muted ‘Isa season’

FCA wins appeal over exotic investments

Verdict makes it harder for schemes to avoid regulation


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