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Isis Equity Partners – Baronsmead VCTs Linked Offer

Isis Equity Partners – Baronsmead VCTs Linked Offer

Type: Venture capital trusts

Aim: Growth and income by investing in unquoted UK companies, including those trading on Aim

Minimum investment: Lump sum £4,000

Closing date: April 5, 2012

Charges: Initial 4.75%, annual 2% of the net assets of Baronsmead VCT and Baronsmead VCT 2, annual 2.5% of the net assets of Baronsmead VCT 3 and Baronsmead VCT 4, performance fee 10%

Commission: Initial 3% or initial 2% plus renewal 0.4% for four years



Surveyors value verdict

A High Court judge’s decision in a contributory negligence case between GMAC-RFC and Countrywide Surveyors could ease pressure on a fragile surveying sector. GMAC-RFC started proceedings against Countrywide in 2008, alleging overvaluation of a property on which it lent in 2004. Countrywide valued the property at £185,000 and in 2007 the applicant defaulted and GMAC-RFC […]


Threadneedle launches European absolute return fund

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Domestic appliance

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