The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) is launching six new online training sessions that are designed to familiarise financial advisers with investment companies.

The sessions are led by Nick Britton, Head of Training at the AIC and each will last for approximately one hour, which will include up to 20 minutes at the end for advisers to ask any questions.

These online seminars are free of charge and attendees will be able to collect their CPD certificate once they have attended the online event and sat the accompanying test.

These training sessions have been accredited by the Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

The online seminars will cover the following topics:

AIC Training slots

To register for the online training sessions please go to

Financial advisers interested in attending who are not yet registered will need to visit the AIC website to do so, which takes one minute, before confirming their place on one or more of the online training sessions.

Commenting on these upcoming online seminars, Nick Britton, Head of Training at the AIC said:

Apple Computer KeyboardMany advisers I talk to say they lack the confidence to recommend investment companies and these online sessions are perfect for those who want to build their knowledge. We start off by looking at what makes investment companies different from open-ended funds, and go on to consider how investment companies can help advisers achieve a better outcome for their clients, be it long-term capital growth, retirement income or tax planning.

For further information on future training, please visit

If advisers have any questions on the sessions please contact Debra Gibbons on 020 7282 5572 or, or Nick Britton on 020 7282 5559 or

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