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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Investment company managers on prospects for Japan.
Property investment companies are the better option.
“Russian supply will continue to decline under almost any scenario”.
Investment company managers’ verdict on the government’s new energy strategy.

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David Prosser discusses how investment companies can help investors to preserve their wealth in tough economic times.
Faith Glasgow looks for bargains among mainstream investment companies.
Fidelity Asian Values portfolio manager Nitin Bajaj provides a detailed insight into his small-cap value investment approach at a time he’s finding many attractive opportunities and utilising the investment trust’s ability to gear in order to take advantage.
Fidelity China Special Situations portfolio manager Dale Nicholls provides an update on the trust and reflects on what has been a very challenging period for investors.

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08:00 - 16/05/22

Sidebottom, who spent almost two decades with Premier, lost his battle against acute myeloid leukemia.
The UK stock market begins the week with more volatile trading sparked by a slide in Chinese retail sales, but the FTSE 100 recovers from an early fall as Vodafone rises after a UAE telecoms giant buys a 9.8% stake.
Shares in the pioneering space commercialisation investment trust have tumbled after their initial takeoff last year, but could revive if the company fulfils its exciting potential.

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Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Investment Trust: Manager Update

Praveen Kumar, investment manager of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC gives an update on the performance of Shin Nippon over the past year and shares the team’s views on the long-term outlook for Japanese smaller companies. Capital at risk.

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