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Welcome to the AIC’s financial adviser centre. Here, you can access statistics, performance data, training, news, guides and videos on the investment company industry, including investment trusts and VCTs. All our services for financial advisers and wealth managers are free of charge and our CPD is accredited by professional bodies.

Spotlight - April 2020

2 April 2020

We look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on investment companies and calm our frazzled nerves with wise words from some of our most experienced managers.

The time is now?

3 April 2020

David Prosser looks at recent discount movements in the industry and what this might mean for opportunistic investors.

Déjà vu

27 March 2020

David Prosser looks at the recent suspension of open-ended property funds and the structural suitability of investment companies for illiquid assets and dividend payments.

Bargain buys

20 March 2020

Amidst coronavirus concern, David Prosser looks at the potential of buying investment companies on the cheap.


18 March 2020

Which investment company sectors have held up best?


Why advisers use investment trusts

Find out why financial advisers use investment trusts (investment companies).

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Portfolio watchlist

Choose and store a selection of companies you can view and compare later.

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Face to face training

Improve your knowledge of investment companies at one of our free accredited training sessions.