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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November 2021

With COP26 in full swing, this month Compass looks at all things ESG, while Ian Cowie gets his head round the Budget and Faith Glasgow asks if ‘skin in the game’ really matters.

  • E, S or G? : Our research reveals the issues that matter most to investors.
  • Global warning: Managers comment on COP26, climate change and portfolio stars.
  • On the Budget: Ian Cowie mulls over the Chancellor’s latest plans.
  • Eating their own cooking: Faith Glasgow on the pros and cons of fund managers investing in their own funds.

Back issues

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.

June 2019

Following the Woodford news, we’re looking at the benefits of the investment company structure and embracing climate-conscious investment.

May 2019

Our revolutionary sector overhaul takes centre stage this month and Ian Cowie has been busy buying on the dips.

April 2019

India, ESG and income take centre stage in our April edition of Compass.​