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

AIC releases information on saving for children with investment companies.

Industry assets double in six and a half years.

Long-term asset funds: “A square peg in a round hole”.


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.

David Prosser tells us how investment companies can help income-focused investors.

David Prosser tells us how investment companies can help families shape their children’s attitudes towards saving.

Citywire news

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Last updated: 11:17 - 23/08/19

Double blow for embattled fund manager Neil Woodford after major writedown to big stake in Industrial Heat and suspension of shares in Eddie Stobart.

Don San Jose says finding new stocks for JPMorgan US Smaller Companies is hard amid 'high valuations', with only two added in first half of the year.

Bill Ackman looks to build on his portfolio's 57% return this year with a sizeable stake in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

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SAINTS – Stock Stories

The managers of the Scottish American Investment Company (SAINTS) explain the appeal of two investments which perfectly fit the trust's long-term objectives: a …

24 July 2019

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