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.
The latest AIC Stats publication is now available to download.
How have investment companies outperformed open-ended funds in seven out of 10 popular sectors?
Research conducted by the lang cat, reveals the most cost-effective platforms for clients holding investment companies.
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
What’s driven the record purchases of investment companies by advisers and wealth managers on adviser platforms?
David Prosser examines the recent funding round announcements of BB Healthcare Trust and Aurora Investment Trust.
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
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.
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
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Andrew Bell, CEO of Witan Investment Trust, discusses how to make sense of the current global outlook.