Investing for growth - How investment companies can help investors' finances grow

Nov 2022
The Association of Investment Companies (AIC)

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has released a new video called ‘Investing for growth’ to help investors understand what growth investing is and how it could help them achieve their financial goals.

Though growth investing is firmly out of favour, it remains an important way for investors to benefit from technological, social and demographic change. In the short video, investment company managers from the Global Emerging Markets, North America and Technology & Media sectors explain why they are excited about investing for growth.

The video also explains why investment companies are particularly well suited for growth investing. This is because their closed-ended structure allows managers to take the long view and hold investments for years, without the risk that they will have to sell them to meet redemptions.

The video features clips from:

  • Kirsty Gibson, Investment Manager of Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust
  • Ewan Lovett-Turner, Head of Investment Company Research at Numis
  • Ben Rogoff, Investment Manager of Polar Capital Technology Trust
  • Carlos von Hardenberg, Investment Manager of Mobius Investment Trust

Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications Director of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), said: “Global growth may be slowing, but investment company managers are able to seek out the most exciting opportunities wherever they are in the world. We made this video to introduce the idea of growth investing to people who are seeking to save for the long term – whether for their own retirement, their children’s future, or for a special holiday or purchase.

“There are lots more guides and videos on the AIC website to help investors who want to find out more. However, investment companies won’t suit everyone. Those who aren’t sure what investments might be right for them should consult an independent financial adviser.”