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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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Financial planners explain the benefits of investment companies and their structure for income-seeking investors through a series of interviews complemented by easy-to-understand animations.

With current political uncertainty, persistently low interest rates and high street store closures soaring, many investors’ eyes are on property. But what are investment companies’ views on the sector and what does the future hold for this asset class?

Investment companies raised £1.28b in October 2019, the highest level of secondary fundraising ever seen in a single calendar month according to new data from the Association of Investment Companies (AIC).

The Association of Investment Companies has released an educational video featuring financial adviser views on their use of investment companies.


BB Healthcare Manager Paul Major explains how to benefit from a healthcare revolution.

Ian Cowie reflects on Woodford and the structural benefits of investment companies.

David Prosser asks what the upcoming election may mean for your savings and investments.

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

Citywire news

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Last updated: 02:28 - 15/11/19

Hargreaves Lansdown needs to mature as a business and deal with the conflicts of interest exposed by its role in Neil Woodford scandal, says Baillie Gifford fund manager Milena Mileva.

Morningstar has downgraded its analyst rating on Edinburgh investment trust from silver to neutral expressing concerns over stock picking of fund manager Mark Barnett and interest bill on on its debts.

Dip in performance for Citywire AAA-rated Nick Train's funds follows warning to investors over high conviction approach.

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