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Octopus Investments – Titan 5 VCT

Octopus Investments – Titan 5 VCT

Type: Venture capital trust

Aim: Income and growth by investing in early stage unquoted UK companies

Minimum investment: Lump sum £3,000

Closing date: April 5, 2011 for 2010/11 tax year, April 28, 2011 for 2011/12 tax year

Charges: Initial 5.5%, annual 2%

Commission: Initial 2.5%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0800 316 2349


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