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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June 2022

This month in Compass, industry stalwarts reveal how investment companies have stood the test of time while Ian Cowie goes stateside to uncover US opportunities.

  • The test of time: Why do investment companies continue to be successful?
  • Property prospects: Jennifer Hill finds four compelling reasons to invest in UK Commercial Property.
  • Star-spangled: Ian Cowie on why North America makes sense.

Back issues

July 2020

We explore life after lockdown, investment company managers discuss their outlook for the major world regions, and Ian Cowie takes us on a tour of his portfolio.

June 2020

We’re looking further afield for income, Ian Cowie shares silver linings from his portfolio and the investment companies helping to overcome coronavirus.

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.