City File: Good news for Invesco MIM

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A PIECE of good news for Invesco MIM, the accident-prone fund manager. Last October it paid pounds 9m in compensation for its part in the disastrously performing Drayton Investment Trust. The pounds 9m allowed Drayton shareholders to get a half-decent payout when the trust was wound up. The compensation came two-thirds in cash and about one-third in shares of an American components and controls maker called Oak Industries. When Invesco took the Oak shares off Drayton's hands, they were worth pounds 3m.

In the seven intervening months, the value of Oak shares has tripled, returning Invesco to a neutral position on the Drayton compensation. Perhaps this is the start of a bounce in its fortunes.