Shares explains how investment trusts can look to address persistent underperformance through several methods including buybacks, tender offers and continuation votes.

Find out why the dividend is so important at Vodafone, discover potentially significant news for shareholders in Royal Bank of Scotland, and learn why the German economy is slowing down and the investment funds which are exposed.

Also in this week’s issue: a discussion with experts on the Japanese market, how stop losses work, possible relief for mortgage prisoners and a look at how micro-cap funds can offer diversification.

The digital magazine also looks at the latest Brexit developments and renewables investment trusts.