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First State Investments -Aim VCT

First State Investments


Type: Venture capital trust

Aim: Growth and income by investing in companies listed on Aim

Minimum investment: Lump sum 2,000

Closing date: May 31, 2006

Charges: Initial 5.25%, annual 1.75%, performance fee 20%

Commission: Initial 3% or initial 2.25% plus renewal 0.375%

Tel: 0800 612 0015


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