AIC releases new educational video

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has today released an educational video covering how to go about investing in an investment company. ‘How to invest in an investment company’ explains, step by step, how and where to buy investment company shares. The video explains the role of platforms, different investment accounts and investing in lump-sums versus investing regularly.

Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications Director of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), said: “A must-watch for those ready to buy their first investment company shares, our brand new, easy to digest animated video explains exactly how to invest in an investment company. Aimed at investors who have done their research and decided which investment company or companies they want to invest in, the video explains what happens next. It looks at the role of platforms, different investment accounts, costs and regular versus lump-sum investing. We hope the video will help people taking their first steps to invest in investment companies. It’s important to remember that if investors are in any doubt as to whether investment companies are suitable they should speak to a financial adviser.”

For more information, visit the ‘Guide to investment companies’ section on the AIC website (, and the ‘Ready to invest’ section for more help on choosing a platform

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