Informed Choice Podcast 046: Investment Companies with Nick Britton

Informed Choice Podcast 046: Investment Companies with Nick BrittonThis week in episode 46 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks to Nick Britton, Head of Training at the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) about Investment Trusts.

There’s also a roundup of the latest personal finance and investing news.

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In the personal finance and investing new roundup this week:

A new television advertising campaign has been launched to raise awareness of workplace pensions.

European stocks have risen after the European Central Bank hinted at further monetary stimulus later this year.

Bank customers could save an average of £70 a year by switching their current accounts to another bank, according to a new report.

The clocks go back this weekend, but homeowner should take steps to secure their homes. That’s the conclusion from the Co-operative, who found there is a 38 per cent increase in home thefts during the winter months once the clocks go back.

There has been an alarming rise in telephone fraud with eight phoney calls now taking place every second of the day, according to research conducted by the Money Advice Service.

Interview

Earlier this week Martin spoke to Nick Britton.

Nick is Head of Training at the Association of Investment Companies, the trade body for closed-ended investment companies.

They help their member companies deliver better returns for investors by lobbying regulators and government, generating interest in investment companies, providing technical advice and guidance, and providing training.

Martin and Nick chatted about the basics of Investment Companies and Investment Trusts, how these funds work and the risks involved.

Useful links

Here are links to everything else Martin mentioned in episode 46 of the Informed Choice Podcast:

Costanza Principe at the Cranleigh Arts Centre

Cranleigh parkrun

Cranleigh in Bloom

Cranleigh Christmas Lights

The Idea in You by Martin Amor

The Jelly Effect by Andy Bounds

Traction by Gino Wickman

Workplace Pensions TV Advert

Martin’s children react to the Workplace Pensions advert

Association of Investment Companies

Nick Britton on Twitter

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