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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

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Investment companies combating coronavirus.

Longest-serving investment company managers share their bear market insights.

Which investment companies are approaching dividend hero status?

AIC responds to FCA speech on less liquid assets in open-ended funds.


Ian Cowie shares his experiences of investing through market highs and lows.

David Prosser outlines five reasons to use investment companies in your ISA.

Ian Cowie on why smaller companies make sense for the long term.

With just two months left of the tax year, David Prosser explains the ins and outs of venture capital trusts.

Citywire news

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Last updated: 05:38 - 01/04/20

Andrew Bell, chief executive of global multi-manager trust, turns cautious after global coronavirus pandemic knocks a quarter off its net asset value and ushers in a recession.

Global smaller companies investment trust Smithson has curbed losses during the Covid-19 sell-off thanks to a large weighting in defensive healthcare stocks, some of which are battling the outbreak.

Fund manager Mark Barnett’s 20-year reign at Perpetual Income & Growth looks increasingly insecure after the 60% writedown of UK equity income investment trust's unquoted holdings.

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