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Small VCTs should return money to investors says fund manager

Small Venture Capital Trusts do not represent a viable investment opportunity and should return money to investors says VCT provider Yorkshire Fund Managers.

YFM managing director Phil Cammerman says a number of smaller funds are of a size where their investment objectives are difficult to justify and to achieve.

He says YFM has taken the view it should top up existing VCTs rather than try to launch new funds in a market which may not be favourable towards encouraging investment.

Cammerman does say a number of investors may be waiting until the last minute and VCT fund managers can expect a final rush before the April 5 end of the tax year deadline.

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