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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Sector is top-performing over past year with 116% return.
VCTs raise £685 million in the tax year to 5 April 2021.
The AIC has responded to the Bank of England’s publication today of the March meeting of the Financial Policy Committee (FPC).

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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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05:06 - 16/04/21

The trust’s manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments, has reduced its fee as the long-term value laggard hopes the recent rotation from growth will boost its performance.
The FTSE 100 topped 7,000 for the first time since last February, buoyed by the Dow Jones hitting a record high yesterday on the back of strong economic data.
Seville's Metromar shopping centre is a black spot in Schroder European Real Estate's portfolio as its lender assesses a likely covenant breach, but the shares have advanced as investors eye a restored dividend.

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