Octopus launches £20 million fundraising for AIM VCTs


Octopus Investments the largest provider of VCTs is launching a £20 million joint fundraising for two Octopus AIM Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) with s
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I have considered investing in VCTs but I’ve always been put off by the fund charges which always seem too high to me. At the level they’re set the fun manager will eat up too much of the profit and I’m not sure that the tax incentive is big enough to compensate.


Charges are ridiculous @Ironman but having said that if you find the right VCT at the right time you can make a lot of money.

Personally, I have done both, but overall I’ve done well from my VCT investments.


I lost money in a VCT that I invested in around 9 years ago. Admittedly it was caught out by the challenging economy but the very high charges meant that whilst I continued to lose money the manager racked it in.

I would never invest in them again. They’re designed to make the fund managers rich regardless of performance in my view.