The Association of Investment Trust Companies is launching a number of initiatives which it hopes will enhance shareholder value.
The trade body has commissioned a "Reference Book for Directors", which will be researched and edited by Nigel Sidebottom, formerly of Greig Middleton.
It will also produce a guidance note on best practice for investment trust company reports and accounts.
BT Alex Brown analyst Hamish Buchan will chair the working party on the report.
The AITC is developing a course with a leading business school for directors of investment trust companies. It will use the "Reference Book for Directors" as its main source of content.