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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

Investment companies are paying dividends to investors more frequently, new data from the AIC has revealed.

AIC overhauls investment company sectors following industry review.

The Association of Investment Companies has welcomed the FCA’s call for input in evaluating the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).

Response to government consultation exploring investment in illiquid assets by pension schemes.


Chetan Sehgal, Lead Portfolio Manager of Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust, discusses recent research on investor mindsets.

Ian Cowie makes the most of turbulent market conditions.

David Prosser explains why it’s not all doom and gloom for investors focused on dividends.

David Prosser tells us why smart pension savers are turning to closed-ended funds.

Citywire news

News content provided by Citywire.

Last updated: 08:16 - 21/05/19

Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust has cut debt, exited a series of properties and banked cash as it looks for opportunities to 'reinvest opportunistically' following a commercial property crash.

Investment company flotations have been thin on the ground this year but Riverstone Credit Opportunities Income and Aquila European Renewables Income are now raising money with initial public share offers (IPOs).

It has been a quiet year so far for shares in Syncona but the £1.6 billion listed life sciences fund has been busy founding UCL university spin-off Quell.

Latest videos

Manager update – Menhaden plc

The Menhaden team provide us with an introduction, overview and update on their investment company.

Recorded May 2019.

20 May 2019

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