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How to choose a VCT

We generally believe building a diversified portfolio of high-quality generalist VCTs paying attractive dividends is a sensible strategy. This can then be supplemented with different types of VCT if you consider them appropriate for your circumstances.

The following factors should be considered when choosing a VCT:

  • Experience and resources of the management team
  • Their style – do they focus on more mature, profitable companies; or early-stage higher growth businesses?
  • Their track record of profitable investments leading to attractive dividend payments
  • The potential of the current portfolio – a mix of mature investments ripe for sale and new investments to drive future growth
  • The pipeline of new investment opportunities
  • How the manager structures their investments between debt and equity

Full details of the VCTs currently available, with all the information to help you reach a decision, can be found on our offers page.

Anyone considering an investment should ensure they have read the prospectus and are comfortable with the charging structure and all other risks detailed. We assume investors will make their own assessment of their expertise and the suitability of a VCT for their circumstances. Those with any doubts should seek expert advice. VCTs must be held for a minimum of five years in order to retain the tax relief.

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