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Financial advisers

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 – June 2019

6 June 2019

This month, we were going to talk about how investment companies are meeting the challenge of climate change. We’re still doing that, but for some reason, we just felt like adding some stuff about how the closed-ended structure of investment companies works really well for illiquid assets. Not sure why.

A hero’s welcome

5 April 2019

David Prosser takes a look at our next generation dividend heroes, the investment companies that have raised their dividends every year for at least 10 years but less than 20.

Dealing with it

2 April 2019

David Prosser takes a closer look at the implications of open-ended Woodford Equity Income selling some of its unquoted holdings to the Patient Capital Investment Trust.

Heroic returns

20 March 2019

David Prosser examines our latest dividend hero list and discusses the advantages investment companies have when it comes to paying income.


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