Compass: The AIC’s monthly newsletter

This month in Compass, our UK managers are gearing up for good times and Ian Cowie goes on an Indian adventure.

Latest articles, press releases and videos

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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.

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ISA millionaires

The 32 investment trusts that would have made you £1,000,000.

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Meet the manager: Chris Tanner

Co-Lead Investment Manager of JLEN Environmental Assets.

Thematic research

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

Keep It Slightly-unconventional, Stupid

22 May 2024

We argue a position in bonds should be diversified with alternatives.

Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?

15 May 2024

European growth may be more complicated, and positive, than we suspected.

REITs: Looking at UK office investments

15 May 2024

In this Hardman Talks, Mike Foster joins Larissa Adams to discuss office investments in the real estate sector.

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Big Broadcast: Middlefield – Warren Buffett is buying Canada, shouldn’t you?

Middlefield Canadian Income fund managers Dean Orrico and Rob Lauzon describe how Canada offers plenty of large, good value income stocks that are growing their dividends.
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AIC fears general election will delay cost disclosure reforms

The Association of Investment Companies says the delay is ‘frustrating’, while pensions minister Baroness Altmann confirms all new reforms will have to start from scratch.
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QD view – Signals turn green for real estate

Real estate is a cyclical market where timing is everything, and signals are starting to flash that the sector is primed to stage a recovery. Market data, company activity and macroeconomic events appear to be aligning to suggest that now is the time to invest in real estate. After months in the doldrums as values […]
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Peter Spiller: Infrastructure offers ‘fantastic returns’ and trusts are a big bargain

With the outlook for US equities and bonds generally poor, Capital Gearing fund manager says depressed investment company share prices provide the best scope for gains.
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Capital Gearing drops Juniper over discount control blunder

Annual report shows second year of sub-inflation returns from fund run by Peter Spiller, with its performance hampered by the temporary suspension of share buybacks.

Bankers

24 May 2024

Greater investment flexibility may boost returns.

NB Private Equity Partners

23 May 2024

Wider operating company EBITDA margins in 2023.

City of London Investment Trust

23 May 2024

Deciphering UK Equity Income: insights from City of London investment trust manager.

City of London Investment Trust

23 May 2024

Unlocking the investment potential of the UK.

Worldwide Healthcare Trust

23 May 2024

Innovation, innovation, innovation’ say the managers.

Aberforth Split Level Income Trust Plc - (Reissue - Amendment to US Disclaimer) Update on planned reconstruction and voluntary winding-up of the Company and further dividend

24/05/2024 - 18:50

Aberforth Split Level Income

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Transaction in Own Shares

24/05/2024 - 19:20

Greencoat Renewables PLC

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BlackRock Sustainable American Income Trust Plc - Transaction in Own Shares

24/05/2024 - 18:00

BlackRock Sustainable American Income

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Transaction in Own Shares

24/05/2024 - 19:00

Baronsmead Venture Trust PLC

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Transaction in Own Shares

24/05/2024 - 18:50

Baronsmead Second Venture Trust PLC

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