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Quester Capital Management – Quester 5 VCT

Quester Capital Management

Quester 5 VCT

Type: Venture capital trust

Aim: Income and growth by investing in high growth unquoted companies and a portfolio of equities and fixed-interest securities managed by Newton

Minimum investment: Lump sum 3,000

Closing date: April 4, 2005 for 2004/2005 tax year, June 30 for 2005/2006 tax year

Charges: Initial 5.5%, annual 2.5%

Commission: initial 3% or initial 2.25% plus renewal 0.375%

Tel: 020 7227 3333


Multi-manager view

2004 did not quite live up to expectations. Growth in the US was fine but the embers of recovery in Europe failed to ignite while the upturn in Japan remained one more of promise than delivery.

Farrow’s view

It was of little surprise that the split-capital investment trust settlement was finally agreed on Christmas Eve – it seemed destined to be that way.


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