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Winners of the AIC Media Awards 2018

26 September 2018

The AIC announces the winners of its 2018 media awards.

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) last night announced the winners of the AIC Media Awards 2018. The awards recognise the journalists who have best educated private investors and financial advisers about investment companies and are voted for by AIC members, their managers, brokers and analysts.


The winners are:

Best National Journalist
  • Jeff Prestridge, The Mail on Sunday
Best Trade Journalist
  • Jayna Rana, Investment Week
Best Freelance Journalist
  • Ian Cowie
Best Financial Consumer Journalist
  • Andrew Van Sickle accepting on behalf of Merryn Somerset Webb, MoneyWeek
Best Regional Journalist
  • Conal Gregory, The Yorkshire Post
Best Online Journalist
  • Gavin Lumsden, Citywire
Best Broadcast Journalist
  • Mark Colegate, Asset TV
Best VCT Journalist
  • Emma Agyemang, Investors Chronicle
Best Use of Social Media
  • Jonathan Jones, FE Trustnet

Ian Sayers, Chief Executive of the Association of Investment Companies, said: “These awards celebrate the journalists who have best informed private investors and advisers about investment companies. They have achieved this in many different and creative ways and I would like to congratulate and thank them for all their hard work.”


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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 354 members and the industry has total assets of approximately £188 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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