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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 closed-end investment companies, incorporating investment trusts and other closed-ended funds and VCTs. 

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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UK and US tipped for 2019 but trade wars greatest threat.

The AIC release full details of investment company children’s savings schemes and Junior ISAs.

AIC calls on the FCA to protect investors in investment companies.

Board directors, analysts, wealth managers and industry commentators share their views on what’s next.


Struggling to find the perfect Christmas present for the children? David Prosser tells us why a financial gift in the form of an investment company investment might be the answer.

Ian Cowie examines the advantages of investment companies in the property sector.

David Prosser discusses this autumn’s Budget, resulting opportunity and how we could still save money by being more organised and strategic.

David Prosser tells us why there is no need to change investment approaches during the summer months.

Citywire news

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Last updated: 11:01 - 10/12/18

London’s first listed energy efficiency fund, SDCL Energy Efficiency Income, is latest trust to hit key £100 million figure at launch.

CatCo Reinsurance Opportunities shares plunge as analysts question future of alternative investment company which raised £400 million from investors a year ago.

Simultaneous entry of Woodford Patient Capital and Smithson investment trusts into FTSE 250 points to rivalry of their star investors but underscores how Terry Smith has supplanted Neil Woodford as UK’s most successful fund manager.

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Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust – Resolute Investors Part 2

James and Tom continue their discussion, moving on to talk through portfolio companies which are at the forefront of significant change in their industries.

Recorded in November 2018.

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust – Resolute Investors Part 1

James Anderson and Tom Slater discuss some of the key investment lessons they have learnt and how these impact the distinctive way in which they invest for Scottish Mortgage.   

Recorded in November 2018.

India Capital Growth Fund – Investing in the engine room of India

From the ground in India, learn more about the Capital Growth Fund advisory team’s investment process and get to know some of their investee companies.

Recorded on 28 September 2018.

Saving for children

Discover saving for children with investment companies.

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