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Close Brothers – Close Brothers AIM Venture Capital Trust

Thursday, 12th October 2000.

Aim: Capital growth by investing in developing companies in the UK

Quoted on the FTSE AIM.

Minimum investment: £2,000.

Opening &#45 closing date: October 20, 2000 until further notice.

Charges: Initial 5 per cent.

Commission: Initial 2.5 per cent, renewal 0.25 per cent.

Tel: 020 7457 8000.


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