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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.

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UK equities tipped as top performer for 2020.

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The AIC will rename its Utilities sector Infrastructure Securities on 16 December. The new sector will contain investment companies with over 80% invested directly in listed infrastructure shares.

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Reliable redemption is a better way to deal with the inherent issues of holding illiquid assets in open-ended funds than an outright ban.

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

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

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

Citywire news

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Last updated: 01:51 - 12/12/19

Schroder European Real Estate's shopping centre investment has weighed on the portfolio this year as the retail slump creeps from the UK to Europe.

Sale of stakes in hospitals, transmission towers and the Mersey Gateway bridge comes as 3IN continues to shift towards economic infrastructure projects while rivals are busy raising and deploying new money.

(Update) Loss of £1.2 billion equity income mandate is severe blow to Invesco and Barnett but analysts query timing of move to James de Uphaugh at Majedie Asset Management.

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Baillie Gifford European Trust

Baillie Gifford are now managers of the re-named Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust plc. In this film, co-managers Stephen Paice and Moritz Sitte outline why…

11 December 2019

Baillie Gifford Japan Trust update

Baillie Gifford Investment manager Matthew Brett gives an update on the position of The Baillie Gifford Japan Fund PLC and discusses some examples of companies …

11 December 2019

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