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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Response to the FCA’s feedback statement “ESF integration in UK capital markets”.
Investment company managers comment on inflation-busting potential of Latam equities.
How property and infrastructure investment companies can help protect portfolios.
Commodities sector jumps to fifth place in first quarter of year.

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With property trusts rebounding in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Jennifer Hill finds compelling reasons to invest.
Fidelity Japan Trust portfolio manager Nicholas Price discusses the importance of bottom-up stock picking and focussing on companies that can continue to grow over the medium term.
David Prosser discusses how much you can withdraw from your investment without running out of money.
David Prosser discusses how investment companies can help investors to preserve their wealth in tough economic times.

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04:48 - 04/07/22

Shares in the 7%-yielding lender to US drugs companies could make a useful addition to any income portfolio, if investors are comfortable with the concentration risk.
Update: Abrdn’s completion of its £1.5bn takeover of Interactive Investor, boosts 'dry powder' at the early-stage venture capital fund by £43m with annual results reassuring investors on the strength of its portfolio.
Abrdn’s completion of its £1.5bn takeover of Interactive Investor, has come in the nick of time for Augmentum Fintech, giving it much-needed cash with which to back its fast-growing unquoted businesses during a downturn.

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