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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.

Understanding subscription shares

30 November 2016


Claire Dwyer of Fidelity Personal Investing explains about Investment Company subscription shares, and how shareholders should approach them.

Where’s the value?

18 November 2016

Peter Webster explains the rationale for a flexible investment mandate when both equities and bonds are expensive.

AIC interview with Alastair Laing, Co-manager, Capital Gearing Trust

14 November 2016


Alastair Laing, Co-manager of Capital Gearing Trust, talks to the AIC about the trust, how their portfolio is positioned and why it has particularly low equity exposure at the moment, as well as his long-term view for markets and whether now is a good time for investors to consider an absolute return vehicle like Capital Gearing.

Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust Manager Update

1 November 2016

Tom Walker, Portfolio Manager of Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust discusses the long term economic trends, what he is looking for in companies, the stocks he has been buying and selling and his outlook for global equities.

The rise of the ‘beauty parade’

27 October 2016

There’s been an increase in the number of beauty parades across the industry in recent times and David Prosser explains why this suggests investment companies are raising their game.


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