Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited (AFIC) is a closed-end investment company. The Company specializes in investing in Australian equities. The Company's investment objective is to provide shareholders with investment returns through access to a steam franked dividends and enhancement of capital invested. It has two portfolios of securities: the investment portfolio and the trading portfolio. The investment portfolio holds securities that the Company intends to retain on a long term basis. The trading portfolio consists of securities that are held for short term trading only, including call option contracts written over securities that are held in specific sub-component of the investment portfolio. It invests in a range of sectors, such as energy, materials, industrials, consumer staples, banks, property trusts, telecommunications, healthcare, information technology and utilities. Australian Investment Company Services Ltd is a subsidiary of the Company.