AIC releases educational glossary videos

The six videos aim to help investors understand investment companies.


The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has released a series of six glossary videos to help investors understand investment companies. The animated series explains key topics such as diversification and collective investments, as well as investment company terminology like closed-ended, discounts and revenue reserves. These concepts are explained using jargon-free, everyday language.

Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications Director at the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), said: “Getting started with investing can be daunting and there’s lots of terminology which can be confusing. We created this new video series to help demystify some key investment company concepts, from the closed-ended structure to discounts. The videos are available on the AIC’s website and YouTube channel to help investors who want to find out more.”

Watch the videos using the links below:


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  1. 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 closed-ended investment companies, incorporating investment trusts and other closed-ended investment companies and VCTs. The AIC’s members believe that the industry is best served if it is united and speaks with one voice. The AIC’s mission statement is to help members add value for shareholders over the longer term. The AIC has 358 members and the industry has total assets of approximately £274 billion.
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