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. The classifications were revamped on 15 March 2021. New sectors were created for China, India and Property – UK Logistics. The regional country specialist sectors were consolidated into one global country specialist sector.
There is a page for each of the AIC’s sectors, within you can click the column headings to 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.
Other Asset Classes: Farming and forestry Growth Capital Hedge Funds Infrastructure Insurance and Reinsurance Strategies Leasing Liquidity Private Equity Renewable Energy Infrastructure Royalties Zeros, Warrants and Subscription Shares