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Hargreave Hale – Aim VCT 1 & VCT 2 Top-Ups

Hargreave Hale – Aim VCT 1 & VCT 2 Top-Ups

Type: Venture capital trusts

Aim: Income and growth by investing initially in gilts, fixed-interest securities, bank deposits and equities, then mainly in unquoted UK companies trading on the Alternative investment market, with some exposure to Plus and private companies

Minimum investment: Lump sum £3,000

Charges: Initial 5%, annual 0.9%, performance fee 20%

Closing date: July 31, 2010

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

Tel: 01253 621575


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Europe: banking on a recovery

Neptune video: Europe — banking on a recovery

Arguing that the eurozone crisis is over, watch Rob Burnett, head of European equities at Neptune, discuss the sectors that he’s investing in to harness the recovery. 

In the video, Burnett addresses the following: 

• The primary drivers of the eurozone’s economic recovery
• The turnaround in individual countries’ current accounts
• Sectors best positioned to harness the recovery, without offering undue exposure to risk


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