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 enquiries@theaic.co.uk.

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‘Venture Capital Trusts Explained’ is an easy-to-understand animation explaining what VCTs are, what they invest in, the associated risks and the tax incentives on offer.
Adviser recommendations for millennials, mid-life investors and retirees.
Award will recognise platforms helping shareholders exercise their rights.
Value-focused investment company managers on COVID, inflation, a potential growth-to-value rotation and attractively priced opportunities.

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David Prosser explains how to prepare for tax changes ahead of the spring budget.
Faith Glasgow goes shopping for investment company bargains..
Ian Cowie discusses the implications of the Biden presidency.
Esther Armstrong tackles the age-old debate.

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Home Reit, the first London-listed investment trust to tackle homelessness, aims to grow to £1bn in the next five years to address the S in ESG.
BBH fund managers increase focus on essential medicines and lift their cash pile as they grow wary of markets' 'faintly ridiculous’ confidence that life is returning to normal after the pandemic.
Troy Asset Management flags its commitment to sustainable investing by tackling US confectionary giant Hershey over water scarcity, while investors in Securities Trust query its reintroduction of tobacco stocks.

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Keystone Positive Change Investment Trust - Introduction

The aim of the Keystone Positive Change Investment Trust is to deliver attractive investment returns on behalf of shareholders over the long term, and to help shareholders contribute towards a more sustainable world. Investment managers Kate Fox and Lee Qian explain how they hope to do this.

Venture Capital Trusts Explained

‘Venture Capital Trusts Explained’ is an easy-to-understand animation explaining what VCTs are, what they invest in, the associated risks and the tax incentives on offer.

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