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AIC releases educational video with advisers explaining how income investment companies work

13 November 2019

Financial planners explain the benefits of investment companies and their structure for income-seeking investors through a series of interviews complemented by easy-to-understand animations.

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has released an educational video in which financial advisers explain investment companies’ income benefits. Through a series of interviews complemented by easy-to-understand animations, financial planners explain the benefits of investment companies and their structure for income-seeking investors.

Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications Director of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), said: “Income continues to be a top priority for many investors in the current low interest rate environment. In our new video, financial advisers explain how investment companies, with their ability to smooth dividend payments, can help meet investors’ need for consistent, long-term income.  They also explain the AIC dividend heroes and how to make a start on researching investment companies. The video is animated in a fun and friendly style to make the topic as approachable as possible.

“Finally, the video highlights Income Finder, our new tool designed to help income seekers research and analyse investment companies. Income Finder enables investors to create a virtual portfolio of income-paying investment companies and see how much income they could receive month by month over a year, as well as hosting a guides and glossary section.”

For further information on Income Finder please click here and for a full list of dividend heroes click here.


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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 362 members and the industry has total assets of approximately £197 billion.
  2. Disclaimer: The information contained in this press release does not constitute investment advice or personal recommendation and it is not an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity. You should seek independent financial and, if appropriate, legal advice as to the suitability of any investment decision. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.  The value of investment company shares, and the income from them, can fall as well as rise.  You may not get back the full amount invested and, in some cases, nothing at all.
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