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    1. January 14, 2016

      Alliance Trust investors welcome appointment of Lord Smith

      Alliance Trust has appointed industry veteran Robert Smith to chair its board, following a governance shake-up at the...

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      January 14, 2016

      Alliance Trust appoints Robert Smith as chairman

      Alliance Trust has recruited Robert Smith, Lord Smith of Kelvin to chair its board following a major governance...

    1. December 16, 2015

      Alliance Trust seeks to reassure on turnround

      Alliance Trust, the 127-year-old Scottish investment group that has been under pressure from activist investors for not...

    2. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      Alliance Trust assures it is making progress

      Alliance Trust, the 127-year-old investment group that recently unveiled a major overhaul that led to its chief...

    3. December 11, 2015

      Tyrie trashes ‘complex’ inheritance tax

      Andrew Tyrie is probably the smartest MP outside the cabinet. Mr Tyrie is the Tory chairman of the Treasury select...

    4. November 27, 2015

      How Alliance Trust upheaval affects investors

      Alliance Trust, the £2.8bn listed investment trust that has been attacked by activist investors for what they claim is...

    5. November 27, 2015

      Karin Forseke quits as Alliance Trust chair amid board shake-up

      Karin Forseke stepped down as chairman of Alliance Trust on Friday, less than two months after a governance reshuffle...

    6. November 8, 2015

      Fund company bosses disappear one by one

      It has been a tumultuous six weeks for the asset management industry. Since the start of October, six chief executives...

    7. October 11, 2015

      How to pick yourself up after being taken down a notch

      When Katherine Garrett-Cox — nicknamed Katherine the Great — was dislodged from her job as group chief executive of...

    8. October 4, 2015

      The week: October 5

      • Net capital outflows from emerging markets could hit $540bn this year, according to the Institute of International...

    9. October 1, 2015

      Elliott’s softly-softly campaign dislodges Garrett-Cox

      In the end it was a softly-softly campaign rather than the all-out assault US activist investors like to deploy...

    10. October 1, 2015

      Clock ticks for Alliance Trust’s Katherine Garrett-Cox

      It has been billed as a clash of cultures. Elliott, the brash US hedge fund, versus Alliance Trust, the staid Scottish...

    11. October 1, 2015

      Katherine Garrett-Cox steps back in Alliance Trust shake-up

      High-profile Alliance Trust chief executive Katherine Garrett-Cox is stepping down from the board of the 127-year-old...

    12. October 1, 2015

      Alliance Trust: half-steps

      It is less a vigorous shake-up than a gentle stir. Alliance Trust, a UK investment trust (or closed-end fund), will cut...

    13. October 1, 2015

      Elliptical activism claims scalp of Alliance’s Garrett-Cox

      Someone offers you a business award. Get in your car. Drive. Don’t look back. Accept, and bad stuff may happen....

    14. August 7, 2015

      Activist investors learn to mind their manners

      It is enough to flummox the most advanced student of stylometry; enough, even, to confound a computer programmed with...

    15. July 23, 2015

      Alliance Trust promises further changes after poor first-half performance

      Alliance Trust, the listed fund forced to make concessions to an activist hedge fund in April, has reported poor...

    16. 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...

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      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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. March 16, 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...

    38. 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...

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