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Yorkshire takes byte at technology VCT

Yorkshire Fund Managers has introduced the British Smaller Technology Companies VCT 2 as a follow up to the British Smaller Technology Companies VCT1.

This venture capital trust aims to provide growth by cherry picking young, developing companies in the technology sector.

These companies will be chosen will comprise of businesses that provide technology products or services that help make other companies more efficient.

During the initial two-year investment period, the money raised through the share subscription will be invested in gilt-edged securities. It will then be invested in developing technology companies until around 15-20 per cent remains in gilt-edged securities.

It is suitable for experienced VCT investors, including high net worth clients, who are aware of the risks associated with investing in new companies. Investors should also be aware of the volatility of the technology sector, which has been illustrated in recent months by fluctuations in the Nasdaq.

Clients who have a capital gains problem could find this a useful investment as it enables them to defer paying capital gains tax. And those with smaller sums to invest could use it in a similar way to an individual savings account as they would get income tax relief on their money.


SVM takes five

Scottish Value Management has introduced a unit trust individual savings account (Isa) that offers investors a choice of five unit trusts. Clients can select one or more funds from the range, which includes SVM UK growth, SVM European growth, SVM continental Europe, SVM new economy and SVM UK opportunities. SVM new economy is a technology […]

Jupiter moves greenwards with new trust

JUPITER Jupiter Global Green Investment Trust Aim: Growth by investing in companies finding solutions to environmental problems. Minimum investment: £1,000. Maximum investment: No maximum. Investment split: UK 50 per cent, Europe 15 per cent, North America 15 per cent, other global 20 per cent. Types of share: Ordinary. Isa link: Yes. Pep transfers: Yes. Redemption […]

Artemis branches out

Artemis Investment Management is adding the European growth fund to its range of unit trusts. Artemis has, until now, focused on the UK market. But its appointment of Philip Wolstencroft – formerly of Merrill Lynch – as head of European equity has been the catalyst for a new direction. The fund will invest in Europe […]

London Pacific Assurance – Guaranteed US Dollar Bond

Friday, 16th February 2001.Type: Offshore bond.Aim: Growth by investing in corporate bonds.Minimum investment: $10,000.Place of registration: Jersey.Investment split: 100 per cent in corporate bonds.Guarantee: Capital returned in full at end of term regardless of performance of underlying investment.Yield: 6.25 per cent gross a year.Isa link: No.Charges: None.Commission: Initial 2 per cent.Tel: 01534 607780. 

Can you put a hat on?

By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant You might think the question in the title is a strange one. Perhaps even more so when you learn that it’s one of several asked as part of an assessment for Employment Support Allowance eligibility in the opening scenes of the 2016 film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Daniel is a carpenter […]


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