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Winners of the AIC Media Awards 2019

25 September 2019

The AIC announces the winners of its 2019 media awards.

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) last night announced the winners of the AIC Media Awards 2019. 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
  • Richard Evans, The Daily Telegraph
Best Trade Journalist
  • David Brenchley, Investment Week
Best Freelance Journalist
  • Ian Cowie
Best Financial Consumer Journalist
  • Kyle Caldwell, Money Observer
Best Regional Journalist
  • Conal Gregory, The Yorkshire Post
Best Online Journalist
  • Holly Black, Morningstar
Best Broadcast Journalist
  • Rosie Carr accepting on behalf of Leonora Walters, Investors Chronicle
Best VCT Journalist
  • Harry Brennan, The Daily Telegraph
Best Use of Social Media
  • Gavin Lumsden, Citywire

Ian Sayers, Chief Executive of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), said: “The AIC Media Awards recognise the journalists who have best educated private investors and financial advisers about investment companies. The winners have done this in a range of imaginative and creative ways this year. I congratulate them for their hard work and commend them for the help they provide to their readers.”


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