VCT Research

Do your research and compare VCTs

Before investing in venture capital trusts it is important to do some VCT research. This will reveal what the risks are, how you can benefit from VCTs and how they work. VCT research can also uncover the strength of the VCT manager you are investing in, and its track record with handling VCTs, such as:

 

  • How successful they have been at raising funds
  • Whether they have invested 70% of VCT funds in appropriate investments as required
  • Which VCTs have not raised sufficient funds and therefore failed

 

We offer free guides to VCTs, such as frequently asked questions, information on the tax benefits of VCTs, and how they work.

 

Once you have carried out sufficient VCT research and decided if they are suitable for your investment portfolio, you can use our free table below to compare VCTs and apply:

Compare Generalist VCTs
 Minimum InvestmentAmount RaisingAmount Raised†Initial Charge*More Info
£5,000£20m£0m5.50% 4.50%More Info >

†As at 05/11/2014

*If you invest via Fair Investment Company if indicated a discount off the standard initial charge is available.

 

The value of investments and any return from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information below

Compare AIM VCT Offers
 Minimum InvestmentAmount RaisingAmount Raised†Initial Charge*More Info
£3,000£7m£3m5.00% 2.00%More Info >
£5,000£20m£10m5.50% 4.00%More Info >

†As at 05/11/2014

*If you invest via Fair Investment Company if indicated a discount off the standard initial charge is available.

 

The value of investments and any return from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information below

Compare Limited Life VCT Offers
 Minimum InvestmentAmount RaisingAmount Raised†Initial Charge*More Info
£5,000£30m£0m3.00%More Info >
£5,000£25m£13.5m5.50% 4.50%More Info >

†As at 05/11/2014

*If you invest via Fair Investment Company if indicated a discount off the standard initial charge is available..

 

The value of investments and any return from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information below

 Important Risk Information:

This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. The tax efficiency of VCTs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future.

Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information for further details. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice.