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About us

Winterflood Investment Trusts is a full-service listed-fund team, covering the UK listed closed-ended funds sector and with the strength and depth to provide trading, sales, research and corporate advice. The team is well-resourced and has many years of experience of the sector.

    The Research Team

    The Winterflood Investment Trusts research team provides comprehensive coverage of the UK Investment Trust sector. The team is well‐resourced and experienced, with four analysts offering a combined experience in the sector of more than 30 years.

    The Corporate Finance Team

    Winterflood’s corporate finance team looks after around 50 corporate clients. The firm has experience of sponsoring all manner of corporate events from fund raisings to returns of capital; from mergers to demergers; from changes of policy to changes of structure; and, importantly, to advising retention of the status quo.

    Given this strength and depth, the corporate team is able to directly, with the assistance of sales and research colleagues, offer strategic advice, market intelligence and technical advice on operational issues affecting funds, as well as transaction advice and sponsorship of transactions, as required. The corporate team has legal, accounting and actuarial experience. A list of our corporate clients is available below.

    Our corporate clients

    We work with clients across a range of asset classes and investment groups

    Long-only equity

    UK

    Aberdeen Smaller Companies Income Trust

    Baillie Gifford UK Growth

    Crystal Amber Fund

    Fidelity Special Values

    Finsbury Growth & Income Trust

    JPMorgan Elect Managed Income

    JPMorgan Smaller Companies Trust

    Odyssean Investment Trust

    Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust

    The Mercantile Investment Trust

    US

    Brown Advisory US Smaller Companies

    The North American Income Trust

    Global

    JPMorgan Elect Managed Growth

    JPM Global Growth & Income

    North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust

    Oryx International Growth Fund

    The Scottish American Investment Company

    Europe

    Fidelity European Trust

    Henderson European Focus Trust

    JPMorgan European Investment Trust

    TR European Growth Trust

    Emerging markets

    BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust

    JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income Trust

    Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust

    Asia Pacific

    Aberdeen New India Investment Trust

    Asia Dragon Trust

    Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon

    JPMorgan China Growth & Income

    Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Company

    Schroder Japan Growth

    Specialist

    Allianz Technology Trust

    BlackRock Energy and Resources Income Trust

    BlackRock World Mining Trust

    The Biotech Growth Trust

    Worldwide Healthcare Trust

    Flexible Investment

    BMO Managed Portfolio Trust

    Caledonia Investments

    Hansa Investment Company

    JPMorgan Elect Managed Cash

    Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust

    Specialist and alternative

    Debt

    Axiom European Financial Debt Fund

    Blackstone Loan Financing

    CVC Credit Partners European Opportunities

    Invesco Bond Income Plus

    KKV Secured Loan Fund

    M&G Credit Income Investment Trust

    VPC Specialty Lending Investments

    Property

    BMO Commercial Property Trust

    Impact Healthcare REIT

    Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust

    Hedge Funds

    Boussard & Gavaudan Holding

    Infrastructure

    BBGI Global Infrastructure

    JLEN Environmental Assets Group

    Triple Point Energy Efficiency Infrastructure

    Growth Capital / Private Equity

    Schiehallion Fund

    Schroder UK Public Private Trust

    Standard Life Private Equity Trust

    The Market Making Team

    Winterflood Securities is the only full-service team in the investment trust sector, making markets in the vast majority of investment trust securities. The team benefits from a strong capital base and its strong links with both institutional clients and major private client brokers. We make markets in around 450 securities of closed-end funds.

    At the heart of our strength in this area is Winterflood’s automated trading service (RSP), known in the market-place as ‘Winner’ and used by over 150 financial institutions. Winner is ideally suited to retail orders, including savings schemes, and provides immediate execution with the guarantee of dealing at touch price or better.

    The Sales Team

    Our experienced and proven sales team has strong relationships with pension funds, local authorities and major institutional investors, as well as with the major private client brokers. The team is well resourced which allows coverage of both conventional and specialist funds, including infrastructure, private equity and property funds.