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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 2019

12 July 2019

This month in Spotlight, find out about our autumn training seminars, explore the social benefits and political risks of infrastructure, and see which manager has been running the same investment company since the pound coin was introduced.

Wasted youth?

30 January 2019

Investment Week columnist Jayna Rana examines the advantages of investing in investment companies for younger generations.

Shepherd or sheep?

25 January 2019

David Prosser examines investor herd mentality, and explains how investment companies can offer some protection.

Keeping pace

25 January 2019

David Prosser asks why long-standing clichés about investment companies persist, and suggests why views on the closed-ended sector may be outdated.

Scottish Mortgage Stock Stories: Spotify

14 January 2019

Tom Slater shares his enthusiasm for Spotify, a subscription streaming business that has grown to be a global product under the guidance of its founder CEO Daniel Ek.

Scottish Mortgage Stock Stories: Shopify

14 January 2019

Shopify helps companies looking to sell their goods online. It is regarded by Amazon as a partner and, as Tom Slater explains, with a growing number of companies looking to have an online presence, it has a massive potential opportunity.

Scottish Mortgage Stock Stories: Ant Financial

14 January 2019

Ant Financial is a private online payments business that started life as part of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Tom Slater explains what attracted him to take a holding in ANT for Scottish Mortgage.


11 January 2019

David Prosser asks the all-important question. Which investment companies will outperform in 2019?


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