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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 – January 2020

9 January 2020

Now the starting gun’s been fired on the Twenties, take a moment to find out which sectors won gold, silver and bronze in the decade just passed. It might not be the ones you expect…

A job half done?

8 November 2019

In light of recent research from the lang cat commissioned by the AIC, David Prosser examines the post RDR uptake of investment companies by IFAs.

Investor interest

1 November 2019

David Prosser highlights the benefit of investment companies when it comes to protecting shareholder interests.

Digging deeper

25 October 2019

David Prosser explains why you should look further than just the discount/premium of an investment company and take ‘Z scores’ and ‘Sharpe ratios’ into account during analysis.

Positive on US bonds

24 October 2019

In this snippet from the latest episode of Trust TV, Henderson Diversified Income Trust Co-Fund Manager, John Pattullo, explains why he and the team are optimistic about US bond performance; and breaks down his view on why inflation is likely to remain low for the foreseeable future.

Recorded October 2019.

Why investors shouldn’t overlook Europe

24 October 2019

In the latest episode of Trust TV, Ollie Beckett, Fund Manager of TR European Growth Trust, tackled investor questions around Europe’s economic outlook and the consequences of further quantitative easing on the continent’s equity market.

Recorded October 2019.

At the helm

18 October 2019

David Prosser explains the benefits investment company boards offer to shareholders.


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