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Winners of the 2017 AIC Media Awards

29 September 2017

The AIC announce the winners of their annual media awards.

Last night the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) announced the winners of its annual Media Awards. Voted for by AIC member companies and brokers and analysts, the AIC Media Awards recognise the journalists who have best educated investors and financial advisers about investment companies.

The 2017 awards were made up of nine categories: Best National Journalist, Best Trade Journalist, Best Financial Consumer Journalist, Best Scottish Journalist, Best Venture Capital Trust (VCT) Journalist, Best Freelance Journalist, Best Online Journalist, Best Broadcast Journalist, and Best Use of Social Media for Investment Companies.

The winners are:

Best National Journalist
  • Richard Evans, The Daily Telegraph
Best Trade Journalist
  • Jayna Rana, Investment Week
Best Financial Consumer Journalist
  • Kyle Caldwell, Money Observer
Best Scottish Journalist
  • Bill Jamieson, The Scotsman
Best VCT Journalist
  • Leonora Walters, Investors Chronicle
Best Freelance Journalist
  • Ian Cowie
Best Online Journalist
  • Gavin Lumsden, Citywire
Best Broadcast Journalist
  • Emma Wall, Morningstar
Best Use of Social Media for Investment Companies
  • Jonathan Jones, FE Trustnet

Commenting on the awards, Ian Sayers, Chief Executive of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), said: “These awards celebrate those journalists who best educate financial advisers and private investors about investment companies. With arguably more news available to investors through a wider variety of channels than ever before, the need for information to be communicated in a clear and engaging way is vitally important. Many congratulations to this year’s winners who provide such valuable help to those wanting to know more about investment companies.”


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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 352 members and the industry has total assets of approximately £174 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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