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    1. May 14, 2015

      Alliance Trust buys broking business from Brewin Dolphin

      Alliance Trust made its first acquisition on Thursday following the feud with activist hedge fund Elliott as the Scottish...

    2. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - British Land profits beat forecasts

      British Land gets a boost from its commercial property, ITV posts double-digit revenue growth, Man Utd results kick off at...

    1. May 12, 2015

      Alliance Trust boss Katherine Garrett-Cox wins Veuve Clicquot award

      “Everyone in business has ups and downs,” says Katherine Garrett-Cox, chief executive of Alliance Trust. “It is how you deal...

    2. May 1, 2015

      Individual shareholders put Alliance Trust board on notice

      Alliance Trust has been given a year to get its house in order — not by Elliott Advisors, the activist hedge fund that...

    3. April 29, 2015

      Investors attack Alliance Trust’s last-minute truce with Elliott

      Booing investors in Alliance Trust attacked its board for spending £3m fighting proposals from activist hedge fund Elliott...

    4. April 28, 2015

      Alliance Trust: truce and consequences

      In business as in politics, some alliances are forced. The UK’s Labour party may insist it will not team up with the...

    5. April 28, 2015

      Alliance chief has problem worthy of agony aunts Cathy and Claire

      Katherine Garrett-Cox, chief executive of the £2.9bn Alliance Trust, is of an age to have poured out her problems to Cathy...

    6. April 28, 2015

      Alliance Trust chief gets a year to improve returns after hedge fund truce

      Alliance Trust brokered a last-minute ceasefire with one of New York’s most aggressive hedge funds which has been strident...

    7. April 26, 2015

      Katherine Garrett-Cox prepares for Dundee showdown

      Katherine Garrett-Cox has been here before. Almost three years ago to the day, the feisty chief executive of Alliance Trust,...

    8. April 19, 2015

      Elliott Advisors’ long-term claim is ‘nonsense’, says Alliance Trust

      The chief executive of Alliance Trust has called Elliott Advisors’ claims that it wants to remain a long-term shareholder of...

    9. April 17, 2015

      Activist Elliot squares up to Alliance Trust

      Buenos Aires, Congo, and now, Dundee. For employees of Elliott, the US hedge fund famed for aggressive and ruthless...

    10. April 17, 2015

      Alliance Trust makes renewed pitch to shareholders

      Alliance Trust fired an emotional missive to its shareholders on Friday urging them to support the under-pressure investment...

    11. April 16, 2015

      ‘Katherine the Great’ braces for Alliance Trust invasion

      Dundee is famous for jute, jam and journalism. Jousting can now be added to that alliterative list, thanks to an activist...

    12. April 10, 2015

      Both sides are wrong at Alliance Trust

      I was on a panel at an investment trust conference last month. Most of the questions were pretty straightforward. The last...

    13. April 2, 2015

      Alliance Trust: numbers up

      Stand-off in Dundee. The local hero: Alliance Trust, an investment trust (or closed end fund) managing about £3bn. The...

    14. April 2, 2015

      Alliance Trust-Elliott row intensifies

      The row between Alliance Trust and Elliott Advisors deepened on Thursday as the investment trust rejected accusations from...

    15. March 29, 2015

      Former director Tim Ingram adds to Alliance Trust attacks

      Alliance Trust has come under fresh attack from a former director who lambasted the company’s “dismal” performance and...

    16. March 20, 2015

      Alliance Trust hits back against US activist Elliott Advisors

      Alliance Trust has hit back at activist shareholder Elliott Advisors, saying that its “disruptive” pursuit of short-term...

    17. March 17, 2015

      Cost-conscious Alliance Trust chief braces for onslaught

      Katherine Garrett-Cox does not have a Bloomberg screen. The chief executive of Alliance Trust, the Dundee-based group, is so...

    18. March 16, 2015

      Justifiable tilt at Alliance Trust will succeed if anyone’s for Dennis

      A volley of tomatoes. A fusillade of dried peas. Once again Alliance Trust, the Walter the Softy of investment, is under...

    19. March 16, 2015

      Elliott picks fight with battle hardened Alliance Trust

      Alliance Trust is facing a second onslaught from activist investors in five years after the US hedge fund Elliott declared...

    20. March 15, 2015

      Activist investor Elliott pushes for Alliance Trust board seats

      An activist hedge fund has mounted a push to install three City heavyweights on the board of Alliance Trust, setting the...

    21. March 7, 2014

      Alliance Trust flags concern over Scottish independence

      One of Scotland’s oldest investment trusts has set up two subsidiaries in London as contingency planning in the event of...

    22. September 27, 2013

      Alliance Trust’s Karin Forseke on managing the financial crisis

      In the weeks following the collapse of Lehman Brothers five years ago, Karin Forseke faced a task more daunting than any of...

    23. April 5, 2013

      Regulation is not the only answer

      Many stock markets around the world are rallying and returning to pre-2008 levels. This raises an important question: have...

    24. March 12, 2013

      Alliance Trust expects rally to slow

      Alliance Trust said it expected the rally in share prices to slow this year as it revealed a 7 per cent annual dividend...

    25. June 29, 2012

      Dividend yields key in sideways market

      Shares with high dividend yields should be the investment of choice for long-term growth investors, as well as income...

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      April 20, 2012

      High Noon, or firing blanks?

      Do not Forseke me, oh my darling, as Frankie Lane might have sung, had he been an Alliance Trust shareholder.  That’ll be...

    27. April 3, 2012

      Alliance Trust rejects outsourcing idea

      Karin Forseke, the new chairman of Alliance Trust, has ruled out outsourcing the management of the venerable investment...

    28. March 13, 2012

      Alliance Trust vows to defend strategy

      Alliance Trust has vowed to “vigorously defend” its strategy after an activist investor urged the investment trust to axe...

    29. March 6, 2012

      Vendor finance to buffer deleveraging shocks

      The logic of lending someone the money to purchase a loan from you is tenuous. But without that bait for buyers, the...

    30. March 6, 2012

      Alliance Trust’s pyrrhic repurchase

      Jings! Crivvens! Dundee-based Alliance Trust spent £246m buying back 10.3 per cent of its shares last year, but the discount...

    31. March 6, 2012

      Alliance Trust seeks clarity on Scottish vote

      Alliance Trust’s chief executive said that investors had “moved on” after last year’s row over the company’s share price,...

    32. November 15, 2011

      Who’s in, who’s out

      New to the top 50 Alison Cooper (15, Imperial Tobacco); Gina Rinehart (27, Hancock Prospecting); Sara Mathew (29, Dun &...

    33. September 19, 2011

      Pressure on Alliance Trust persists

      Alliance Trust came under fire on Monday from analysts who warned that the UK’s largest investment trust remained vulnerable...

    34. May 20, 2011

      Alliance Trust sees off investor challenge

      Alliance Trust, the UK’s largest investment trust, promised to make “ongoing, flexible” use of share buy-backs as it saw off...

    35. May 6, 2011

      Alliance buy-backs reach record levels

      Alliance Trust is buying back stock from shareholders at record levels in a last-ditch effort to win support in its battle...

    36. April 22, 2011

      Brewin Dolphin sides with Alliance Trust

      One of the largest shareholders in Alliance Trust has announced that it will back the company in its fight with an activist...

    37. April 21, 2011

      Laxey seeks to keep up pressure on Alliance

      The investor agitating for changes at Alliance Trust tried to give its campaign fresh momentum on Thursday, claiming that...

    38. April 17, 2011

      Laxey steps up pressure on Alliance Trust

      Laxey Partners, the activist investor, has stepped up its campaign against Alliance Trust as it seeks to put chief executive...

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