11th April 2020

Investment trusts and the virus

Jonathan Davis and Simon Elliott of Winterflood Securities review the week

Despite the Covid-19 coronavirus continuing to spread around the globe, the share prices of investment trusts rallied sharply this week with the average discount returning to around 6%. In the second 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. Other topics covered include: the sacking of Mark Barnett, will dividends be cut?, the outlook for equity income and the persistence of discount control mechanisms.

 

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Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis

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.

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Simon Elliott

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.

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