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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 – June 2019

6 June 2019

This month, we were going to talk about how investment companies are meeting the challenge of climate change. We’re still doing that, but for some reason, we just felt like adding some stuff about how the closed-ended structure of investment companies works really well for illiquid assets. Not sure why.

AIC interview with Sue Noffke, Schroder Income Growth

15 March 2019

Sue Noffke, manager of Schroder Income Growth, discusses why it is time to consider unloved UK equities, Brexit and her approach to consistently increasing the company’s dividend.

Recorded 12 March 2019.

Sue Noffke, manager of Schroder Income Growth, discusses why it is time to consider unloved UK equities, Brexit and her approach to consistently increasing the companies’ dividend.

Consistency counts

14 March 2019

As we near a new financial year, Ian Cowie explores the advantages of investment companies when it comes to paying income.

Revenue reserves

22 February 2019

With companies around the world now paying out record level dividends, David Prosser examines a crucial advantage investment companies have when it comes to delivering income.

An introduction to the VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund

18 February 2019

Andy Ho, manager of VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund, and Khanh Vu, investment director at VinaCapital Group, introduce this Vietnam focused investment company and explain how VOF gives investors access to a range of carefully selected investments benefitting from the sustainable growth Vietnam is experiencing today.

Citywire debate - Are property trusts better than funds?

15 February 2019

Open-ended commercial property funds are once again at the centre of a Brexit storm. Citywire’s Gavin Lumsden speaks to four property investment experts about the pros and cons of closed-ended real estate investment trusts and property investment companies. Credit – Citywire Investment Trust Insider

The speakers were:

Alan Brierley, head of investment company research, Canaccord Genuity

Calum Bruce, investment director, Ediston Real Estate, manager of Ediston Property Investment Company (EPIC)

Ben Yearsley, director, Shore Financial Planning

Rogier Quirijns, head of Europe Real Estate, Cohen & Steers

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