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Downing Corporate Finance – Electra Kingsway 3 VCT

Downing Corporate Finance

Electra Kingsway 3 VCT

Type: Venture capital trust

Aim: Income and growth by investing initially in fixed-income securities and Electra funds, then in established unquoted companies listed on aim and Ofex

Minimum investment: Lump sum 5,000

Closing date: April 5, 2006 for 2005/06 tax year, April 28, 2006 for 2006/07 tax year

Charges: Initial 5.5%, annual up to 3.6%

Commission Initial 2.5%, renewal 0.25%

Tel: 020 7416 7652

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