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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AIC says Lord Hill is right to call for a fundamental review of when prospectuses are required.
‘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.

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Hannah Smith explains why private equity could surprise in 2021.
Ian Cowie ditches bitcoin for investment companies.
David Prosser explains how to prepare for tax changes ahead of the spring budget.
Faith Glasgow goes shopping for investment company bargains..

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06:18 - 05/03/21

Joe Bauernfreund, manager of AVI Global and AVI Japan Opportunities, describes how he buys into digital winners like fashion e-tailer Zalando and online GP Babylon through undervalued investment companies.
The FTSE 100 ended the day back in negative territory despite surprisingly buoyant US jobs data.
Three 'alternative' investment companies - The Renewables Infrastructure Group, Supermarket Income Reit and Tufton Oceanic Assets - have launched share issues to expand their portfolios.

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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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