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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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Investment company managers discuss their investment approach, where they are finding opportunities, the impact of the Rugby World Cup and Olympics, and their outlook for Japan.

The closed-ended case.

But what is driving their popularity and what do they actually do?


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.

David Prosser examines new research showing investment companies outperform and cost less than comparable open-ended funds.

Ian Cowie explains how he chooses investment companies for his portfolio.

Citywire news

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Last updated: 12:55 - 13/09/19

Fund manager reserved its new private equity trust for institutional investors in March but after high-growth portfolio's strong start says shares could be offered to retail investors in future.

Move by investment trust’s administrator lops a further 5.5% from the battered portfolio of early-stage healthcare and technology companies.

Shares in Woodford Patient Capital Trust jump to six-week high after avoiding follow-on investment to Rutherford Health its largest investment formerly called Proton Partners.

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