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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Lindsell Train co-founders Michael Lindsell and Nick Train take the lion’s share of the company’s £48.4m dividend following bumper £76.9m profits.
Our animated guide looks at the £12bn UK Equity Income sector, home to 22 investment trusts offering capital growth and income from the UK stock market.
Our experienced investor highlights the investment companies he holds for exposure to gold, cryptocurrencies, mining, property and shipping.

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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.

Japan: the next generation of growth

Nicholas Price, portfolio manager of Fidelity Japan Trust, spoke to Citywire’s Gavin Lumsden about how his near three decades’ experience of Japanese companies has put the trust at the top of its sector, and why he sees the investment opportunities continuing in the world’s third largest economy.

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