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Second venture capital trust from Quester

Venture capital firm Quester is launching the Venture Capital Trust II in January following the success of its first VCT, which holds more than £30m in funds.

Director John Spooner says it has decided to offer another trust because the investment track record of the existing VCT has attracted so much interest.

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