Compass: The AIC’s monthly newsletter

This month, Compass embarks on an adventure. Ian Cowie gets lost in space and our VCT managers are on a mission to discover the companies of the future.

Latest articles, press releases and videos

Investment Trusts Unpacked: Inside the World of ISAs with The Resilient Investor

David Stevenson & Annabel Brodie-Smith explore investment trusts in ISAs. Learn their importance, cut through jargon, and why patience matters in investing.

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Putting our trust in investment trusts

Jonathan Moyes, head of investment research at WealthClub, explains why the firm uses investment trusts in its managed portfolios.

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Private investor sentiment towards investment trusts improves

Private investors who use investment trusts are more positive about them than they were a year ago, according to an annual survey conducted by Research in Finance.

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Looking for recovery

David Prosser examines whether the tide could be turning for investment trusts.

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Which investment trusts hold Nvidia?

Following Nvidia’s positive fourth quarter results, the AIC has published a list of the investment trusts with exposure to the company.

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VCTs: deployment slows in challenging environment (updated)

See manager views on deal pipeline and significant investments in 2023.

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Adviser purchases of investment trusts down 28% in 2023

Purchases of investment trusts on adviser platforms fell from 2022’s record high.

Alliance Trust's Craig Baker on navigating today's global equity markets

David Stevenson & Craig Baker explore Alliance Trust's strategy on The Resilient Investor, covering their multi-manager approach, stock selection, and balance for long-term success.

Asset Value Investors' Joe Bauernfreund's insights on value investing and navigating the investment trust landscape

David Stevenson & Sam Ridley explore value investing with Joe Bauernfreund on The Resilient Investor, delving into investment trusts and strategies for new investors.

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ISA recommendations

Financial advisers’ investment trust choices for young, middle-aged and retired investors.

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New AIC report reveals who owns investment companies

The AIC has released a comprehensive report on the ownership of investment companies.

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Investing in a recession

David Prosser on how the Flexible Investment sector can provide opportunities for investors during uncertain times.

Thematic research

Third-party thematic research on investment companies can be found below.

Range anxiety

7 February 2024

We look at what context we can gain from ten years of discount analysis.

2023 was an annus horribilis for Infrastructure and Renewable Energy

1 February 2024

The focus of Hardman & Co Research is on the nine quoted Infrastructure Investment Companies (IICs) and on the 22 Renewable Energy Infrastructure Funds (REIFs).

Share the wealth, Xi...

25 January 2024

The world's most successful communist country could benefit from a welfare state.

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European Opportunities capitalises on the Novo Nordisk rally to beat the market

European Opportunities (EOT) has released its interim results for the half year ended 30 November 2023. Selected highlights as follows: EOT generated a NAV total return of 4.3% over the period and a share price total return of 7.7%. Both of these represent an outperformance relative to EOT’s benchmark, the MSCI Europe Index, which returned […]
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Novo Nordisk’s fat returns drive Darwall fund higher and could keep Boaz at bay

Half-year results show the £599m European Opportunities Trust that recently underwent a 25% tender offer beat its benchmark, but has work to do with activist Saba holding 4%.
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‘Buy’ this renewable fund’s clean and well-covered 7% dividend

Results from The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) demonstrate the sell-off of clean energy funds has gone too far and the shares look attractive on a 20% discount.
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JPMorgan Emerging Markets offers 2029 tender if performance doesn’t improve

Two leading value investors are thought to have pressed the board to buy back 25% of the trust's shares if returns do not beat the MSCI Emerging Markets index in next five years.
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Greencoat UK Wind beats its dividend target

Greencoat UK Wind (UKW) has released its results for its financial year ending 31 December 2023. UKW’s NAV fell slightly from £3.9bn to £3.8bn, equal to a fall from 167.1p to 164.1p on a per share basis. UKW’s share price also fell over the period, from 152p to 151.5p, finishing the year with a market […]

Fidelity Japan Trust

29 February 2024

FJV looks for undiscovered growth stories in Japan.

Law Debenture Corporation

28 February 2024

One plus one equals three.

Real Estate Credit Investments

27 February 2024

French and German exposures in perspective

Ashoka India Equity

26 February 2024

AIE is the top-performing India fund since launch.

Atrato Onsite Energy

23 February 2024

QuotedData's Weekly News & Interview

Total Voting Rights

01/03/2024 - 01:20

Smithson Investment Trust PLC

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Transaction in Own Shares

01/03/2024 - 01:20

Smithson Investment Trust PLC

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BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust Plc - Transaction in Own Shares

29/02/2024 - 18:20

BlackRock Smaller Companies

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Form 8.3 - UK Commercial Property REIT Limited plc

01/03/2024 - 01:10

State Street Global Advisors

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BlackRock Throgmorton Trust Plc - Transaction in Own Shares

29/02/2024 - 18:20

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust

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