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.
A year on from the gating of several open-ended property funds, David examines why investment companies offer a better option.
David examines how investment companies are maintaining their edge over open-ended funds.
David examines how the closed-ended structure benefits both shareholders and their underlying investments.
David discusses how, when it comes to investment companies, the interests of investors and fund managers are aligned.
With no fewer than 19 investment companies revamping their charges so far this year, David examines the continuing trend of investment companies cutting fees.
This week, David looks at investment companies’ ability to pay income from capital and how it is of real value to investors.
Alasdair McKinnon, Manager of The Scottish Investment Trust, explains why the surprises of the past year have been a gift for 'ugly duckling' investors.
Examining new research from Stifel, David looks at how investment companies are becoming increasingly able to manage discounts.
David examines how the investment company model of independent boards could address many of the issues raised in the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study Final Report.
With purchases of investment companies by advisers and wealth managers having reached a record level, David examines the rise of the closed-ended structure.
With markets remaining unfazed by unexpected geo-political events, David looks at how advisers and investors can prepare for the worst whilst still enjoying the best.