Different types of VCT
There are a number of different types of VCT.
Generalist VCTs are the most common, and the most popular with investors. They invest in a broad range of companies in different sectors and at different stages of development.
AIM VCTs invest predominantly in companies listed on AIM, or those which are about to list on AIM.
Specialist VCTs tend to invest in just one sector, such as technology. Specialist VCTs are becoming less common.
Limited Life VCTs are designed to be lower risk and lower return than other VCTs and aim to wind up and distribute assets to shareholder five to seven years after launch, although there are no guarantees.More information about VCTs