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Winners of the AIC Media Awards 2020

29 September 2020

The AIC announces the winners of its annual media awards.

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has announced the winners of the AIC Media Awards 2020. 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

  • Cherry Reynard

 

Best Financial Consumer Journalist

  • Leonora Walters, Investors Chronicle

 

Best Scottish Journalist

  • Bill Jamieson, The Scotsman

 

Photo: Marie Bird Photography

 

Best Online Journalist

  • Gavin Lumsden, Citywire

 

Best Broadcast Journalist

  • Holly Black, Morningstar

 

Best VCT Journalist

  • Jonathan Jones, The Daily Telegraph

 

Best Use of Social Media

  • Gavin Lumsden, Citywire

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • The Money Observer Team

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 pandemic has created many challenges for investors and the winners have responded in a creative and thoughtful way. I would like to thank them for their hard work and commend them for the help they provide to their readers. I would particularly like to highlight the team at Money Observer for their excellent and thought-provoking coverage of investment companies over the years.”

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Notes

  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 £208 billion.
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