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Smith & Williamson – Venture Capital Trust Portfolio Service

Smith & Williamson

Venture Capital Trust Portfolio Service

Type: Portfolio management service

Aim: Growth by investing in a portfolio of at least five venture capital trusts

Minimum investment: Lump sum 25,000

Investment split: 100% in venture capital trusts

Income facility: Yes

Charges: None

Commission: 50% of commission on individual VCTs

Tel: 020 76129151


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