UK AIC appoints board members

Related Content Related Video White Papers Related Articles

Members of the Association of Investment Companies’ (AIC), the UK trade association representing listed closed ended funds, has appointed Rachel Beagles and Chris Hills to the board.

The changes mean that the board in addition to Beagles and Hills constitutes: Peter Arthur (chairman), Melville Trimble (deputy chairman), Chris Fletcher, Peter Moffatt and Chris Russell.

Andrew Bell, outgoing chairman, and Sarah Bates, chairman from January 2011 to January 2013, have both retired from the board, following nine years of service.

Rachel Beagles is a director of BlackRock Emerging Europe plc, Crown Place VCT plc, New India Investment Trust plc, Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund plc and Securities Trust of Scotland plc. Previous work has included the role as managing director in the investment banking division of Deutsche Bank, where she was co-head of the Pan European Banks equity research and sales team.

Chris Hills is a director of Henderson Opportunities Trust and Invesco Income Growth Trust. He has spent 40 years in the investment management field; during that time he has invested in investment companies on behalf of a life and pensions business and high net worth individuals, as well as managing one trust and serving on the board of two. He joined the City in 1974 after graduating from Cambridge and is presently the CIO of Investec Wealth & Investment, a position he has held since 1995.

Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

Read more from Jonathan Boyd

Close Window
View the Magazine

I also agree to receive editorial emails from InvestmentEurope
I also agree to receive event communications for InvestmentEurope
I also agree to receive other communications emails from InvestmentEurope
I agree to the terms of service *

You need to fill all required fields!