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Ingenious Investments – Shelley Media Fund 4

Ingenious Investments – Shelley Media Fund 4

Type: Enterprise investment scheme fund

Aim: Income and growth by investing in the film, video game and television production sectors

Minimum investment: Lump sum £3,000

Closing date: September 30, 2011

Charges: Initial 9.5%, performance fee up to 3%

Commission: Initial 3% or initial 2.5% plus up to 1% renewal over two to four years

Tel: 020 7319 4000


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