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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VCTs: market trends, opportunities and outlook

What is the investment outlook for the VCT sector, and how can VCTs continue to support ambitious UK companies?

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Window of opportunity in private equity

David Prosser on whether private equity discounts could represent a buying opportunity.

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The alternative asset investment trusts yielding over 5%

The AIC has published a list of the 39 investment trusts that invest in alternatives, yield at least 5% and have delivered a positive share price total return over the past five years.

Investing Matters 2024 Special Podcast, Episode 58

Peter Higgins is joined by six investment experts, including the AIC’s Annabel Brodie-Smith and Premier Miton’s Gervais Williams.

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AIC responds to FRC revisions to Corporate Governance Code

The AIC has responded to today’s announcement from the FRC on revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code.

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The wisdom of the cliché

David Prosser explores the truth behind stock market sayings.

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The highest yielding equity investment trusts

The AIC has published a list of the 48 investment trusts that invest in equities and yield at least 4%.

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Meet the manager: Helen Steers

Lead Manager of Pantheon International.

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Investment Trust Outlook | Real Estate

Dive into the world of real estate investment trusts (REITs) with Mark Colegate in this investment outlook, joined by experts from Schroders. Share insights on their stra...

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The top 20 most viewed investment trusts

The AIC has published a list of the 20 most viewed investment trusts on its website during 2023.

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Venturing into Vietnam

Cherry Reynard asks if Vietnam could be a sweet spot for investors in 2024.

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An ill wind…

Ian Cowie searches for this year’s winners

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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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