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Exploring the Private Equity sector

Take a closer look at the Private Equity investment company sector.

The Private Equity sector is the second largest investment company sector, with total assets of £14.5 billion (to 31 January 2018) and has strong long-term performance compared with the stock market. Over 25 years to 31 January 2018, a £100 lump sum investment in the Private Equity investment company sector is now worth an impressive £2,824. Nevertheless, the Private Equity sector remains one of the least understood investment company sectors.

To help investors understand private equity better, the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has teamed up with investment company managers to produce a series of videos. The videos describe “What is private equity?” and explain the types of businesses private equity investment companies invest in, as well as what key private equity terms such as commitments and carried interest mean.



The full range of videos can be viewed on the AIC’s YouTube channel and via the online publication, Exploring Private Equity, which can be accessed by clicking on the image below.



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Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust – Resolute Investors Part 2

James and Tom continue their discussion, moving on to talk through portfolio companies which are at the forefront of significant change in their industries.

Recorded in November 2018.

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust – Resolute Investors Part 1

James Anderson and Tom Slater discuss some of the key investment lessons they have learnt and how these impact the distinctive way in which they invest for Scottish Mortgage.   

Recorded in November 2018.

India Capital Growth Fund – Investing in the engine room of India

From the ground in India, learn more about the Capital Growth Fund advisory team’s investment process and get to know some of their investee companies.

Recorded on 28 September 2018.