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.

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Managers discuss key opportunities and risks.
Sector is top-performing over past year with 116% return.
VCTs raise £685 million in the tax year to 5 April 2021.

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As another tax year draws to a close, David Prosser encourages investors to buy and hold.
Ian Cowie on the power of investment company shareholders.
Faith Glasgow explores whether investment company size matters.
David Prosser urges you to take more time to consider the use of your annual ISA allowance.

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10:40 - 20/04/21

Our columnist argues US financials, particularly banks, are 'an increasingly obvious trend for the next few years' and still offer value if you get in soon.
Tim Woodhouse, co-manager of sector-leading JPMorgan Global Growth & Income, regrets missing out on Tesla's stratospheric growth last year but explains why he won't invest now.
The FTSE 100 drops back below 7,000 as Biden administration looks into restrictions to make cigarettes less addictive.

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