Welcome to Pathway

An investment company’s board of directors sets the overall strategy for the company, monitors the performance of the fund manager, and stands up for shareholders’ interests at all times.

You don’t need to have a background in finance or investment to become an investment company director but you will need relevant skills and experience. Boards of investment companies are also looking to increase the diversity of their directors in terms of gender, ethnicity and expertise.

Pathway is a free resource from the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), the trade body that represents investment trusts, VCTs and other investment companies.

If you’d like to find out more about becoming an investment company director, without any kind of commitment or obligation, Pathway is for you.

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Personal stories

Hear from investment company directors from different backgrounds reflecting on their personal journeys towards a board position.

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Expert insight

Exclusive presentations from former AIC Chief Executive Ian Sayers, introducing you to how investment companies work and what directors do.

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Help and guidance

Advice from headhunters and existing directors on everything from preparing for an interview to accessing non-exec development schemes.

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Exclusive events

Access to digital events for prospective investment company directors that offer valuable insights on how to prepare for your first board role.