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Longbow Capital – Longbow Growth & Income VCT

Longbow Capital – Longbow Growth & Income VCT

Type: Venture capital trust

Aim: Income and growth by investing initially in cash deposits, money market fund and other non-VCT qualifying investments, then in unquoted UK companies in the life enhancement and wellbeing sectors

Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000

Closing date: April 5, 2011 for 2010/11 tax year, June 30, 2011 for 2011/12 tax year

Charges: Initial 5.5%, annual 2%, performance fee 20%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%




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