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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

Ian Sayers, Chief Executive of the AIC, argues that ‘reliable redemption’ is the only way to address the fundamental problems of holding illiquid assets in open-ended funds and to prevent systemic risks.

AIC publishes top 20 investment companies by country exposure.

Financial Advisers bust myths about using investment companies for clients.


David Prosser explains why and how to make considered and circumstantially-appropriate investment choices.

Investing around the world with Ian Cowie.

Ian Cowie explains why there’s value in the Land of the Rising Sun.

David Prosser examines market volatility in August and how regular investment through investment companies can benefit in the long run.

Citywire news

News content provided by Citywire.

Last updated: 11:19 - 18/10/19

Global investment trusts play an important role in investors' savings plans but their returns can be heavily influenced by the direction of the pound, which could rise or fall depending on how MPs vote tomorrow.

GCP Student Living says it can avoid the burgeoning bubble in student property by investing in high-end, design-led halls for a new generation of overseas student.

Woodford Patient Capital Trust shares sink to new lows as investors throw in the towel after fund manager Neil Woodford hands in his notice and says he is going out of business.

Latest videos

Witan Half Year Results 2019

Witan Investment Trust’s CEO, Andrew Bell, discusses the results and the outlook for equity markets. Please remember past performance is not a guide to future…

24 September 2019

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