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Investing for Generations: A History of the Alliance Trust

Charles Munn


This book provides a full history of the Alliance Trust, a Dundee-based financial institution that is one of Scotland's oldest and most interesting companies and the UK's largest general investment fund. The book describes how the Alliance Trust began life in Dundee in 1888 as a mortgage company financing farmers in the American West. It goes on to explain how the Trust inherited the business of several Dundee-based mortgage companies that had lent, wisely and unwisely, on large and small tracts of land in Oregon, Texas, Kansas, and New Mexico. The book shows that the Trust was an industry lea ... More

Keywords: Alliance Trust, Dundee, financial institutions, mortgages, oil, American West, general investment fund, securities investment, asset finance, retail savings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781845861438
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861438.001.0001


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