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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

Press releases

Elisabeth Scott elected as Deputy Chair, Simon Crinage re-elected and Peter Arthur and Harry Morgan retire.

Scottish Mortgage most viewed for third consecutive year.

Biotechnology & Healthcare was the top performing investment company sector of the last decade, data from the AIC can reveal.

Fundraising from existing companies hits all-time high.


Ian Cowie explains why the sun is shining on UK investment companies.

Seneca Global Income & Growth explains why they look beyond bonds and equities to specialist investment companies.

David Prosser explains how to approach what you put into you Individual Savings Account (ISA).

Ian Cowie reviews how his portfolio behaved in 2019.

Citywire news

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Last updated: 03:06 - 17/01/20

Bankers lead fund manager Alex Crooke is cautiously deploying a £35m cash pile into global equities believing a ‘wall of money’ from private equity investors will propel markets.

Independent is the top-performing UK All Companies investment trust over five years despite a tough 2018/19 for stock picker Max Ward.

Invesco Asia fund manager Ian Hargreaves gets a deputy as investment trust experiences a difficult half year from the political crisis in Hong Kong and the US-China trade war.

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Investment Trusts Handbook 2020

Asset TV interview Jonathan Davis, Editor of the Investment Trusts Handbook, to find out more about the contents of the publication and what people can learn fr…

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