The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) is running two alternative asset seminars in Birmingham and London. Each seminar will cover property, infrastructure, private equity and debt.
Alternative assets under management have now topped £7 trillion, according to data from research firm Preqin, and the vast majority of institutional investors are looking to maintain or increase their exposure to asset classes including private equity (95%), infrastructure (94%) and debt (95%).
But alternatives are not just for institutions. There are several ways for private clients to gain exposure, with closed-ended investment companies in the UK managing over £72 billion of assets in private equity, infrastructure, debt and other specialist asset classes.
To help explain the opportunities and risks in alternative asset classes, the AIC is presenting two seminars focusing on property, private equity, infrastructure and debt. The Birmingham seminar will be held on Wednesday 18 September at Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel, Maxstoke Lane, Meriden, Coventry CV7 7HR. The London seminar will be on Thursday 10 October at The ICAEW, One Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA.
The seminars are hosted by Nick Britton, Head of Intermediary Communications at the AIC, with guest speakers who are experts in each of the alternative asset classes. Each seminar offers 2 hours 15 minutes of structured CPD and is endorsed by the CISI.
You can see more details here and book your place on the AIC website.
Alternatively, contact Debra Gibbons at the AIC for more details on 020 7282 5572 or by email
About The Association of Investment Companies
The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) represents the interests of the investment trust industry and their members include a broad range of closed ended investment companies, investment trusts and VCTs. The AIC has 338 members and the industry has total assets of approximately £113 billion. The AIC lobbies on behalf of its members, promotes best practice and provides information and training on investment companies to financial advisers. To find out more about our training programme and information on investment companies please go to our adviser website