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Downing Corporate Finance – Northern Venture Trust C Share Issue

Downing Corporate Finance

Northern Venture Trust C Share Issue

Type: Venture capital trust

Aim: Income and growth by investing initially in fixed income securities and cash managed by Sarasin Chiswell, then mainly in unquoted UK companies

Minimum investment: Lump sum 5,000

Charges: Initial 5.5%, annual 2%

Commission: Initial 2.5%

Tel: 020 7411 4700


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