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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 – February 2020

6 February 2020

Managers including Nick Train reveal their favourite fashion brands, we hear about small investments that can make a big impact, and Ian Cowie is keeping his cool about coronavirus. 

Racing ahead

11 October 2017

How have investment companies outperformed open-ended funds in seven out of 10 popular sectors? 

The most cost-effective platforms for investment companies

10 October 2017

New AIC research, conducted by the lang cat, reveals the costs of holding and transacting investment companies on adviser platforms. 

We’re often asked by advisers which are the best platforms for holding investment companies. Clearly, ‘best’ may not mean ‘cheapest’, but looking at costs is a start. Here, we unveil new research conducted by the lang cat into the costs of holding investment companies on various platforms. Read more

New heights

5 October 2017

What’s driven the record purchases of investment companies by advisers and wealth managers on adviser platforms?

A direct offer

29 September 2017

David Prosser examines the recent funding round announcements of BB Healthcare Trust and Aurora Investment Trust.

AIC panel discussion on Japan

26 September 2017

Praveen Kumar, Manager of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon, Nicholas Price, Manager of Fidelity Japanese Values and Andrew Rose, Manager of Schroder Japan Growth Fund, discuss their investment strategies, the outlook for Japan and where they are finding opportunities.

Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications Director of the AIC, talks to the managers of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon, Schroder Japan Growth and Fidelity Japanese Values for an update on Japan. The managers discuss their investment strategies and where they are finding opportunities. They also examine the long and short-term risks to Japanese markets and why the outlook for Japan is positive. Watch the video

Power to the people

22 September 2017

David Prosser discusses the launch of The People’s Trust.

The proof is always in the pudding. Having talked a good game for some time now, Daniel Godfrey now has to convince investors to part with tens of millions of pounds as he seeks a stock market listing for The People’s Trust next month. The investment company is aiming to raise £125m of funding for a 17 October flotation date.

The stars are aligned

14 September 2017

David Prosser discusses how the independent boards of investment companies ensure shareholders’ interests are protected.

This week, David Prosser shares his thoughts on the benefits of independent board of directors - a key feature of the investment company structure. Read the full article

We’ve changed

14 September 2017

The AIC Financial advisers centre has been refreshed, take a look at what's new.

A word on advice

8 September 2017

David examines the increasing popularity of investment companies amongst advisers and retail investors.

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