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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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The investment company industry in 2000, 2010 and 2020.

Investment companies discuss their fashion holdings ahead of London Fashion Week.

Managers comment on Brexit’s impact and investee companies.

Lack of knowledge and inertia are still key barriers.


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

John Davies takes us on a tour of Seneca Growth Capital VCT.

Ian Cowie explores prospects in Asia.

Ian Sayers examines the dangers of holding illiquid assets in open-ended funds.

Citywire news

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Last updated: 04:26 - 25/02/20

Morningstar has upgraded its rating on Edinburgh two months after the board of the £1bn trust sacked Mark Barnett and announced his successor as Majedie's James de Uphaugh.

Shares in Lindsell Train have fallen to a discount to net asset value for the first time in nearly a decade amid concerns over the trust's stake in Nick Train's fund management business.

Pollen Street Secured Lending, the £615m direct lending trust backed by embattled fund manager Mark Barnett, has sacked its manager after a takeover bid sparked a furious row over the information supplied to its suitor.

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