Multiple VCTs now less attractive
Last year's EU-influenced Budget brought the most significant changes to the VCT sector in over half a decade. Industry specialists reveal how the changes will affect them.
Differing benefits for pensioners
Career in tax-efficient products
New firm called Wealthclub
Forecasts of an expected supply shortage in the VCT market may yet prove to be unfounded, following the announcement of two new fund raisings from major names in the sector.
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We are about to embark on what I call the autumn acronym season where VCT, BPR, IHT, SEIS and EIS are part of many conversations advisers have with their clients.
Almary Green managing director Lamb named Financial Adviser of the Year
Private equity manager Foresight Group has launched an infrastructure enterprise investment scheme (EIS), in a bid to offer investors access to energy infrastructure opportunities.
An event highlighting the opportunities, challenges and risks for financial advisers and wealth managers accessing alternative investments returns to London later this year.
The finalists for the first ever Growth Investor Awards have been announced.
Investment Week is pleased to announce it is the official media partners for the inaugural Growth Investor Awards.
HMRC is to hold regular stakeholder forums to help clarify and develop the rules surrounding EIS, SEIS and VCT schemes.
Venture capital trust (VCT) fundraising reached a nine-year high in the last tax year, according to the data from the Association of Investment Companies (AIC.)
UK smaller company investment boutique Amati has launched an AIM IHT portfolio service for investors looking to take advantage of UK government inheritance tax exemptions on shareholdings in certain qualified listed companies.
An SEIS fund aimed at exploiting the opportunities to be found among start-ups working within the gambling industry has been launched by a team of industry experts.
The manager of the Unicorn AIM VCT said the fund is close to matching last year's total of £20m in cash raised from investors but said the company is not looking to raise any more funds "just for the sake of it".
The chief executive of Puma Investments is confident the latest edition of the firm's VCT funds will match the £28m raised last year as investors continue to show an appetite for the company's asset-backed investment strategy.
A Shariah-compliant Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) fund has been launched by Portillion Capital aimed at tapping into the "disenfranchised" UK Muslim investor base.
Commentators have warned Chancellor George Osborne's new rules for VCT,EIS and SEIS investments, announced in today's Budget, could create confusion and crowding in certain parts of the market.
Despite having a 20-year plus history, EIS, VCT, and BPR vehicles are still avoided by some investors - despite them being strong alternatives to the traditional pension investments currently on offer says Jack Rose, business development director for...
In the first of a series of articles on VCTs, Jack Rose, business development director for tax products at LGBR Capital, explores how VCTs work and what they can offer different types of investors
News of Neil Woodford's forthcoming trust investing in early stage companies has prompted comparisons with venture capital trusts (VCTs), but analysts say they are unlikely to appeal to the same kinds of investors.