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The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) was founded in 1932 to represent the interests of the investment trust industry – the oldest form of collective investment. Today, the AIC represents a broad range of investment companies, incorporating investment trusts, VCTs and other closed-end funds.

The information below is a combination of both AIC created and external content covering investment trust news and industry insights applicable to private investors. If you have any questions regarding any of this information, or you simply have a question you would like answered please let us know at

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David Prosser outlines reasons why income seekers should consider investment companies.

Ian Cowie highlights his COVID top performers.

Steve Hunter of Seneca Global Income & Growth explains why the investment company is sticking to its value-investing knitting.

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Last updated: 09:52 - 06/07/20

European Opportunities fund manager Alexander Darwall apologises to shareholders for holding a large position in Wirecard, the Germany payments processor that collapsed in a massive accounting scandal last month.

Hipgnosis Songs (SONG), the royalties fund that owns the rights to 13,000 tunes including Amy Winehouse hit Back to Black, looks to raise over £200m in a share issue aimed at institutional and private investors.

(Update) A record rebound in US employment data pushes FTSE 100 1.5% higher as hopes of a swift economy recovery again beat fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections.

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