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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Research shows devastating financial and emotional impact of Woodford collapse.
In H1 2020 VCTs invested £695 million in small UK businesses.
Fundraising by existing companies this year tops the previous 2019 record for secondary fundraising.
Allocating funds to productive finance will require a balancing of the risks involved against expected returns says Richard Stone.

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David Prosser considers the merits of VCTs as a long-term investment, rather than as a tax break.
Ian Cowie looks at the opportunities for investors in commercial property investment companies.
Hannah Smith explores how investors could make money from the creativity of music artists.
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.

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12:49 - 15/10/21

Gavin Lumsden quizzes Fidelity Special Values' Alex Wright on why the maker of Gitanes and Winston cigarettes is no longer in his top 10 holdings.
Henderson Smaller Companies fund manager Neil Hermon unimpressed by recent crop of companies listing in the UK, following roof tiler Marley's cancellation of its flotation.
European smaller companies trust reaches out to private investors with three-pronged attack on its wide share price discount.

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