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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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 &...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. April 15, 2011

    Private shareholders face decision on Alliance Trust

    Private investors who hold shares in Alliance Trust have been asked by the company to come out and vote at next month’s...

  18. April 12, 2011

    Alliance Trust eyes help to fight activists

    Katherine Garrett-Cox, chief executive of Alliance Trust, has urged private shareholders to “get off their armchairs” and...

  19. April 12, 2011

    Happy fee-paying clients

    Good news for folks in equity capital markets, as Sir John Vickers’ banking commission report decided to drop a possible...

  20. April 11, 2011

    Pressure grows on Alliance over buy-backs

    Katherine Garrett-Cox has long argued the trust does not want to put a formal buy-back policy in place because it wants to...

  21. April 11, 2011

    Alliance Trust forced to offer vote concession

    Alliance Trust will make radical changes to its shareholder voting system in an attempt to fend off mounting pressure from...

  22. February 8, 2011

    Laxey letter raises pressure on Alliance

    The activist investor calling for Alliance Trust to change its financial and governance policies has taken its case directly...

  23. December 6, 2010

    Laxey presses case for Alliance plans

    Activist investor Laxey Partners has launched a charm offensive to try to convince fellow shareholders in Alliance Trust to...

  24. December 2, 2010

    A woman’s touch in picking equities

    Investors who worry about whether they have picked the right asset class or fund manager should instead be concerned about...

  25. November 16, 2010

    49. Katherine Garrett-Cox

    This profile is part of the FT’s 2010 Women at the Top ranking of 50 prominent businesswomen around the world. 49. Katherine...

  26. November 10, 2010

    Buy-back call puts pressure on Alliance Trust

    A rebel investor has called on Alliance Trust to buy back its own shares on a regular basis, placing the UK’s largest...

  27. November 10, 2010

    Activist will struggle to pierce Alliance Trust’s hide

    Like a mosquito’s attempt to bite a rhino, Laxey Partners’ assault on the unyielding hide of Alliance Trust, the FTSE 100...

  28. September 27, 2010

    Alliance Trust targets emerging markets

    Alliance Trust, the UK’s largest listed investment trust, has sold some of its investments in UK shares to fund expansion...

  29. June 27, 2010

    Alliance Trust forms new business

    Is it better to give your money to an asset manager to invest, or to buy the asset manager for its profits? This question is...

  30. April 20, 2010

    Shareholders denied buy-back pledge

    Amid all the talk of change at Alliance Trust yesterday, there was one point on which Katherine Garrett-Cox, the company's...

  31. April 20, 2010

    Alliance Trust to shift focus

    Alliance Trust, the UK's largest investment trust, will shift its portfolio to focus more on emerging markets after it...

  32. April 19, 2010

    Shareholders denied buy-back pledge

    Amid all the talk of change at Alliance Trust on Monday, there was one point on which Katherine Garrett-Cox, the company’s...

  33. March 13, 2010

    Mansion invasion

    The bastion of Mansion House was handed over to the women of the City mid week, led by glamorous Valentino-wearing Barclays...

  34. November 25, 2009

    Alliance Trust warms to rally

    Alliance Trust has moderated its sceptical stance on the sustainability of the rally in equity markets. The FTSE 100-listed...

  35. November 24, 2009

    Alliance Trust warms to market rally

    Alliance Trust has moderated its sceptical stance on the sustainability of the rally in equity markets. The FTSE 100-listed...

  36. November 11, 2009

    Cooper to focus on sales growth as she takes Imperial's helm

    When Alison Cooper formally takes the helm at Imperial Tobacco next May, the 43-year old will join a small group of women...

  37. November 10, 2009

    Cooper to focus on sales growth at Imperial

    When Alison Cooper formally takes the helm at Imperial Tobacco next May, the 43-year old will join a small group of women...

  38. October 15, 2009

    Alliance Trust in first share buy-back

    Alliance Trust, the FTSE 100-listed investment company, has bought back shares for the first time in its 121-year history....

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