The world's 20 most consistently performing investment companies over the past decade have been revealed, in a new study by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). A quarter of the top 20 are in the global sector, with the Lindsell Train Investment Trust taking pole position and F&C Global Smaller Companies pulling in second.
News has always moved markets and those first in the know can, in theory, gain an advantage. This is a constant. What has changed – and beyond all recognition in the past century – are the methods of distributing news. Consider one of most significant stories of the 20th century – the sinking of the Titanic. The disaster occurred at a significant time in the development of communication, with the spread of wireless telegraphy.