Jonathan Davis and Simon Elliott of Winterflood Securities review the week
After their impressive rally the week before, the share prices of investment trusts eased a little this week, with the average discount widening from 6.0% to 8.5%. In the third episode of our new weekly podcast series, dedicated exclusively to investment trusts, Jonathan Davis and Simon Elliott, head of investment trust research at Winterfloods, review the key movements in share prices, NAVs and discounts. Topics covered include: contrasting fortunes in the property sector, updates from Asia and private equity, and more on the outlook for dividends. Popular trusts mentioned include Mercantile, Temple Bar, BMO Commercial Property Trust, Picton Property Income and Scottish American (SAINTS).
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Editor, Money Makers
Jonathan Davis started his career as a financial journalist on The Times, Sunday Telegraph and The Independent before qualifying as a professional investor. He is a Member of The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and the author of several books on stock market investment, as well as editor of the annual Investment Trusts Handbook and a senior adviser at Saunderson House.
Head of investment trust research, Winterflood Securities
Simon Elliott has covered the investment trust sector since 2002 when he joined Winterflood Securities. Since 2008 he has headed the research team, which has been highly rated in subsequent Extel Surveys. Simon started his career with PWC, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1998, before working in industry for three years. He completed a MBA with the Cranfield School of Management in 2002.