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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Allocating funds to productive finance will require a balancing of the risks involved against expected returns says Richard Stone.
The awards recognise the journalists who have best educated private investors and financial advisers about investment companies.
Investment company managers discuss sustainable lending and ESG.
The award recognises the work of investment platforms to encourage shareholder engagement with investment companies.

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Nicholas Price, portfolio manager of Fidelity Japan Trust, discusses why he continues to see strong opportunities in the underappreciated Japanese stock market. In particular, he highlights the Japanese pre-IPO market, where a surge in entrepreneurial activity is creating a new generation of growth companies.
Investment companies could provide benefits for families thinking about future education costs.
Ian Cowie discusses how investment companies have continued to perform well despite global stock market shocks over the past twenty years.
Faith Glasgow looks at the diverse make-up of assets embraced by the flexible sector and what unites them.

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01:48 - 28/09/21

The government is intervening to try and prop up supplies but beverage stocks among the companies under pressure.
Update from private equity giant provides some reassurance that its highly-rated shares have not shot ahead of themselves in the Covid recovery.
Goldman Sachs raises £1.2bn spinning off its alternative assets investment division in a London listing.

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How did you manage COVID and then the recovery?

The managers of Honeycomb Investment Trust, GCP Asset Backed Income Fund and RM Infrastructure Income speak to Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications Director at the AIC, about how they managed COVID and the subsequent recovery.

What is your strategy and what does it offer to investors?

Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications Director at the AIC, speaks to the managers of Honeycomb Investment Trust, GCP Asset Backed Income Fund and RM Infrastructure Income about their strategy and what it offers to investors.

Direct lending: Income, diversification and sustainability

The managers of Honeycomb Investment Trust, GCP Asset Backed Income Fund and RM Infrastructure Fund discuss their strategies, COVID and the recovery, sustainability and the opportunities they are most excited about within the Debt-Direct Lending sector.

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