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Noble Fund Managers – Aim VCT

Noble Fund Managers – Aim VCT

Type: Venture capital trust

Aim: Growth and income by investing initially in small and medium sized companies, government bonds, investment grade corporate bonds and/or money market funds, then in companies listed, or expected to list, on Aim

Minimum investment: Lump sum £2,000

Closing date: April 5, 2010 for 09/10 tax year, August 12, 2010 for 10/11 tax year

Charges: Initial up to 5%, annual 1.75%, performance fee 20%

Commission: Initial 3%, initial 2.25% plus 0.375% renewal for five years

Tel: 0131 225 9677


Foresight Group – Foresight VCT 3 and 4 Linked Offer

Foresight Group – Foresight VCT 3 and 4 Linked Offer Type: Venture capital trusts Aim: Growth by investing in unquoted companies mainly in the environmental infrastructure sector Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000 Closing date: April 2, 2010 for 09/10 tax year, April 30, 2010 for 10/11 tax year Charges: Initial 5.5%, Commission: Initial 2.25% or […]

Bullivant says big life firms hindering Omo

Annuity Direct chief executive Bob Bullivant has hit out at the Association of British Insurers and its members for claiming IFAs will not deal with smaller pension pots, suggesting it is a ploy to hold on to the business. Ex-Chartered Insurance Institute deputy director general Bullivant says big life companies are hindering the progress of […]

Guarantees in the retirement income market

Lorna Blyth, Royal London  Do guarantees benefit customers and, if so, when? To answer this conundrum we commissioned Millimans, a global actuarial consulting firm, to conduct an independent review of the UK retirement income market and whether guarantees really do offer customers better value for money. The brief The study was one of the most comprehensive undertaken […]


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