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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 – July 2020

2 July 2020

This month’s Spotlight looks beyond the short-term impacts of the coronavirus crisis to what may be the pandemic’s more lasting effects.

The benefits of VCTs

18 January 2018

With Octopus Titan VCT raising a record-breaking £120m, David Prosser examines the role VCTs can play in effective financial planning.

Onwards and upwards

12 January 2018

Jeroen Huysinga, portfolio manager of JPMorgan Global Growth & Income Trust, discusses why the outlook for equity investing remains positive.

Bridging the gap

12 January 2018

With banks, fund managers and stockbrokers offering very different outlooks for markets, David Prosser explains how investment companies could help.

The Bitcoin boom

22 December 2017

Investment companies have a long track record of offering exposure to exotic asset classes. Could it extend to Bitcoin too?

Looking forward

22 December 2017

The AIC’s Chief Executive Ian Sayers reflects on the high points of 2017 and the upcoming 150th anniversary of investment companies.

The outlook for 2018: AIC panel discussion with Scottish Mortgage, Witan and Standard Life Equity Income

15 December 2017

Tom Slater, joint manager of Scottish Mortgage, Andrew Bell, chief executive of Witan and Thomas Moore, manager of Standard Life Equity Income, discuss their causes for optimism and concern in 2018 and the regions and sectors they believe will be the big winners of the coming year.

AIC Communications Director, Annabel Brodie-Smith, talks to the managers of Scottish Mortgage, Witan, and Standard Life Equity Income about their causes for optimism and concern in 2018 and the regions and sectors they believe will be the big winners of the coming year.

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