Compass is the AIC’s monthly e-newsletter for private investors that features views from investment company managers and takes a closer look at topical issues within the investment company sector.

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May 2021

This month in Compass, we look at the prospects for hospitality and leisure as the UK opens up. Will warehouses or offices be post-Covid winners? Ian Cowie goes green with renewables and we discover what continuation votes are.

  • Opening time? - UK managers comment on the hospitality and leisure industry post-lockdown
  • Warehouses versus offices - As the UK unlocks will commercial property stage a recovery?
  • Cleaner, greener tomorrow - Ian Cowie dives into the Renewable Energy Infrastructure sector
  • On their toes Kyle Caldwell explains the importance of investment company continuation votes

Back issues

May 2020

We find out what managers and Ian Cowie think about emerging markets and their income options. We also tuck into lockdown eating options with supermarkets and takeaways.

April 2020

Bear market survival tips from Capital Gearing manager Peter Spiller and Ian Cowie. How are investment companies investing to beat COVID-19 and can the dividend heroes rescue income seekers?

March 2020

We're looking at the impact of coronavirus (who isn't!), the long-term benefits of smaller companies and investment company ISA choices for all the family.​

February 2020

We’re feeling fashionable as we discover manager Nick Train's passion for Burberry. Ian Cowie discusses the impact of the coronavirus on Asia and VCTs explain the benefits of backing Britain.

January 2020

After a roaring end to 2019, we look at the decade’s best performing sectors and Ian Cowie celebrates some remarkable returns from UK investment companies.

December 2019

We reveal the results of our fund manager poll, find out which sectors topped the tree in 2019 and discover if Ian Cowie's feeling merry after his year in the markets.

November 2019

With the election underway, we’re turning our attention to healthcare, looking for property opportunities and learning lessons from the Woodford saga.

October 2019

Managers in the Flexible Investment sector are steering through troubled waters, Ian Cowie goes global and European managers highlight opportunities.

September 2019

With the Rugby World Cup about to kick off, we take a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun and lift the lid on investing in unquoted companies.

July 2019

Who are the longest-serving managers? What are the benefits and risks of infrastructure? And Ian Cowie tells us how he picks his portfolio.