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Close Brothers Investment – Close IHT AIM VCT

Close Brothers Investment


Type: Venture capital trust

Aim: Growth by investing in unquoted companies listed on Aim and Ofex

Minimum investment: A shares lump sum 5,000, B shares lump sum 50,000

Charges: Initial 5.5%, annual 2%

Commission: Initial 2.5%, renewal 0.25%

Closing date: January 31, 2006

Tel: 020 7426 4012


Hamptons firms-up deal with Towry Law

Hamptons International Mortgages has finally signed on the dotted line with Towry Law, securing an exclusive two-year introducer agreement. Hamptons will be taking on the Towry Law mortgage services staff in mid-November. The deal is estimated to be worth around 200m a year in fresh loan volume. Towry Law currently has around 150 IFAs.Hamptons managing […]

More parents make savings

More parents are saving for their children, research by Mintel has found. Seventy-two per cent of parents with children aged up to 14 are putting aside money for their children. Forty-five per cent or 5.7 million are saving at least once a month, up by nearly one million since 2003. The research found that around […]

A history lesson

In the first of a series examining how depolarisation could change the financial services market, The Strategy Works managing director Michael Herson looks at the rapidly changing background to the new regulations


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