The awards recognise the journalists who have best educated private investors and financial advisers about investment companies.
The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has announced the winners of the AIC Media Awards 2021. The awards recognise the journalists who have best educated private investors and financial advisers about investment companies. They are voted for by AIC members, their managers, brokers and analysts.
The winners are:
- Best National Journalist: David Brenchley, The Times
- Best Trade Journalist: Kathleen Gallagher, Investment Week
- Best Freelance Journalist: Cherry Reynard
- Best Financial Consumer Journalist: Mary McDougall, Investors’ Chronicle
- Best Scottish Journalist: Ian McConnell, The Herald
- Best Online Journalist: Gavin Lumsden, Citywire
- Best Broadcast Journalist: Holly Mead, Morningstar
- Best VCT Journalist: Richard Evans, The Daily Telegraph
- Best Use of Social Media for Investment Companies: Gavin Lumsden, Citywire
Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications Director at the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), said: “The AIC Media Awards recognise the work of journalists who have best educated private investors and financial advisers about investment companies. The winners this year have achieved this in creative and engaging ways.
“Many investors look to trusted media sources to understand investing so the job that financial journalists do is a vital one. I’d like to thank the winners of the AIC Media Awards for helping their readers and viewers understand how investment companies work and the long-term benefits of investing.”
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