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Downing Corporate Finance – Downing Pub EIS Fund 1

Downing Corporate Finance – Downing Pub EIS Fund 1

Type: Enterprise investment scheme fund

Aim: Growth by investing in UK trading companies that own, refurbish if necessary and operate freehold or long leasehold pubs

Minimum investment: Lump sum £15,000

Closing date: June 29, 2012

Charges: Initial 5.5%, annual 2% plus 0.5% if renewal commission is taken, performance fee 20%

Commission: Initial up to 3% or initial up to 2% plus 0.5% renewal

Tel: 020 7416 7780



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