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Keystone Investment Trust released its annual results today, and also announced that, subject to contract and to shareholder approval, Baillie Gifford will be taking over the management of the trust from Invesco.
Having identified what they believe to be challenging structural trends for the existing investment strategy, the board had begun to question “whether a UK focused mandate enables investors to capture the most compelling investment opportunities or makes best use of the company’s investment trust structure”. As such, they have seen fit to explore a change of approach, shifting to a global all-cap strategy run by the Baillie Gifford ‘Positive Change’ team...
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