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Seed Capital to launch third Oxford Technology VCT

Venture capital manager Seed Capital is set to launch its third Oxford Technology VCT in February.

The fund is looking to raise £10m and will be managed by the same team as Oxford Technology and Oxford Technology 2.

It will be launched into a very saturated market, with more than £300m being sought across new VCTs this tax year.


Revenue policy on windfalls

Windfalls flowing from demutualisation of a life office are paid to the first named of a joint policy.This would appear to place the whole of the gain on that first-named person.However, the Inland Revenue recently published a note about joint policies in Working Together Issue No. 6.My understanding is that the Revenue will accept a […]

Baronworth Investment Services – Combination Investment Series 4

Monday, November 12, 2001.Type: Pinnacle guaranteed income bond and Legal & Generalwith-profits income bond.GUARANTEED INCOME BONDMinimum-maximum investment: £5,000-£500,000.Term: Three years.Interest rate: 7.18 per cent gross a year.Guarantee: Capital returned in full at end of term regardless ofperformance of underlying investments.Charges: Implicit.WITH PROFITS BONDAim: Income by investing in Legal &amp General with-profitsfund.Minimum investment: £5,000.Bonus rates: 5.75 […]

Standard revamps membership rules

Standard Life is proposing changes to its membership rules, giving one member one vote and changing how directors are elected but increasing the number of members needed to call an EGM.The move follows criticism of Standard over its membership rules after it fought off a demutualisation campaign last year. The last revision of rules took […]

Dead letter drop

I have just had to spend some time with a very upset widow who opened documentation from an investment group that is about to transfer from unit trusts to Oeics.The letter was addressed to “Mr &#39John Smith&#39 Esq Deceased” and started “Dear Unit Holder”.The second page was similarly addressed and invited him to vote on […]


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