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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

Launch of Smithson Investment Trust boosts sector.

Which investment companies are knocking on the door of 20 consecutive years of dividend increases?

The AIC responds to the FCA’s Final Report of the Investment Platforms Market Study.


Ian Cowie explores the advantages of investment companies when it comes to paying income.

Scottish Investment Trust manager, Alasdair McKinnon, reflects on his recent trip to the East.

In the run-up to the final day of the tax year, David Prosser discusses best practice in deploying ISA savings.

David Prosser explains how investment companies may offer a solution.

Citywire news

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Last updated: 12:44 - 22/03/19

GCP Student Living (DIGS) may struggle to expand its property empire if the London mayor’s proposals to reform student accommodation take effect.

First quarter investment company fund raising boosted by Baillie Gifford's new institutional offering and Supermarket Income placing £45 million of shares.

Walter Price and fund management team of Allianz Technology scoop their biggest performance fee in four years after squeezing out a near double-digit return from volatile markets last year.

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