Investment companies are companies set up to make investments on behalf of their shareholders (also called closed-end funds and, in specific circumstances, investment trusts).
We have organised this section of the website to allow you to compare similar funds. We have used the sector classifications devised by the Association of Investment Companies. These group funds by which assets they invest in, where they invest or which industry they specialise in. The classification system is not perfect – no system could be – but hopefully you will find it useful.
Hedge Funds: Hedge Funds
Private Equity: Private Equity
Specialist Funds: Biotech&Healthcare Commodities & Natural Resources Environmental Financials Forestry&Timber Insurance&Reinsurance Leasing Litigation Finance Small Media, Comms & IT TMT Utilities Other
Cash & Liquidity: Cash & Liquidity
There is a page for each of the AIC’s sectors. By clicking on the headings at the tops of the columns of figures you can sort the funds in that sector to see things like which fund performed best over the past year or which is trading on the widest discount. Clicking on the name of the fund will take you through to a page that gives you a lot more information on each company. There is a page in the helpful stuff area that explains how these pages work.