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Invesco VCT targets Aim-listed firms

Invesco Perpetual is launching a £40m venture capital trust investing in AIM-listed companies in a bid to exploit the Government&#39s latest tax breaks. The VCT, sponsored by Noble & Company, will be managed by a team headed by Andy Crossley and Richard Smith. It is expected to open in mid-June at an offer price of 100p and close at the end of July. The minimum investment is £2,000.

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Morgan Stanley shows capital value

MORGAN STANLEY FTSE CAPITAL PLUS PLAN Type: Capital-protected bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £5,000-no maximum, Isa £3,000-£7.000 Term: Six years Return: The greater of 26% of original capital or 60% growth in index at end of term Guarantee: Original capital returned in full plus 26% growth […]

Positive Solutions to stay outside new group

Newcastle-based national IFA Positive Solutions will not be incorporated into Aegon UK&#39s Origen cluster of advisers but its relationship with Aegon remains amicable. Aegon, which has a 60 per cent majority stake in Positive Solutions, decided to exclude it from the shake-up as it says its style would be unsuitable for this type of programme. […]

Calling the tune

This month&#39s award for the most musically gifted PR goes to Lansons&#39 Richard Winder, headlining the Diary&#39s new fave band Numbernine. Winder&#39s tunes packed out the famed Betsey Trotwood in Clerkenwell, even managing a D-List celebrity turnout which included half the cast of The Bill. A special mention also goes to Liz Willder for excellence […]

Time to bridge the gap

Despite concerns about the protection gap, most providers report growth in the market. Pundits are positive when they take into consideration the gap to be filled and the growing need for cover as people borrow more and sources of life cover disappear, for example, when people cash in endowment and whole-of-life policies. Friends Provident head […]

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