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Downing Corporate Finance – Downing Protected VCTs II and III

Type: Venture capital trusts

Aim: Growth by investing in asset-backed unquoted companies and fixed-income securities

Minimum investment: Lump sum 5,000

Closing date: April 5, 2005 for 2004/05 tax year, April 29, 2005 for 2005/06 tax year

Charges: Initial 5.5%, annual up to 2.5%

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