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Committed Capital – Committed Capital VCT

Committed Capital – Committed Capital VCT

Type: Venture capital trust

Aim: Income and growth by investing initially in cash, liquidity funds and fixed-interest securities rated at least A, then in unquoted UK companies

Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000

Closing date: April 5, 2011 for 2010/11 tax year, May 31, 2011 for 2011/12 tax year

Charges: Initial 5.5%, annual 2.5%, performance fee 20%

Special offer: 2% of the amount invested in extra shares

Offer period: Until February 28, 2011

Commission: Initial 3% or initial 2.25% plus renewal 0.25% for up to five years



Merchant Securities buys GT Independent for £2m

Merchant Securities has acquired wealth management firm GT Independent Financial Advisers Limited for an initial consideration of £2m, payable in cash and shares. The acquisition more than doubles the group’s assets under advisory and discretionary management, which increases from £205m to £485m. GT has a total client base of 3,300 private clients and £280m of […]


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The Downsizing Delusion: Why relying exclusively on your home to fund your retirement may end in tears

By Steve Webb, director of policy The British obsession with homeownership can have dangerous consequences. A recent survey by Barings¹ found that up to three million people of working age were planning to rely wholly on the value of their home to fund their retirement. We are not talking about people investing in buy-to-let or […]


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