- Litigation financing group Burford Capital posted a 19% rise in annual profit after it posted a large rise in investment management and insurance income.

Pre-tax profit for the year through December rose to $315.5m, as revenue jumped 23% to $420.4m.

The company declared an annual dividend of 12.5c, up 14% on-year.

'The big question this year was whether 2017's explosive growth was a one-time anomaly,' chief executive Christopher Bogart said.

'These results show that it was not.'

At 2:23pm: [LON:BUR] Burford Capital Ltd share price was +74p at 1892p

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