Advisers taking shortcuts in EIS due diligence
Transact has partnered with Octopus Investments to become the first platform to offer venture capital trusts (VCTs) following the introduction of new legislation.
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.)
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.
The lowdown on VCT investing
Mark Wignall from Mobeus Equity Partners, Andrew Garside from Baronsmead and Tim Levett from NVM Private Equity discuss the latest VCT trends with Alice Murray.
Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) have been hoarding investor cash after an error from HM Revenue and Customs left the vehicles afraid of issuing new shares.
Amati Global Investors, which runs venture capital trusts the Amati VCT and Amati VCT 2, is to waive future performance fees.
How new rules around ISA investing aid IHT planning
Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has for the first time withdrawn the venture capital trust (VCT) status of a company, after Oxford Technology breached one of its investment rules.
In the latest Big Debate, our panelists from Daedalus Partners, Future Capital Partners and Puma Investments discussed the Do's and Don'ts of VCTs and EIS.
EIS can form an important part of your clients' estate planning. Simon Ruthers goes through what you need to know.
As the tax relief on pensions continues to be cut Simon Ruthers discusses where EIS may fit into clients' retirement planning
Paul Latham discusses how venture capital trusts can help supplement clients' retirement planning
Hollywood director Ridley Scott has partnered with Orchard Media to launch an enterprise investment scheme which will finance six UK films.
In the latest Big Debate, our panelists from Seed Mentors Ltd, Bulletin Marketing and Maclay, Murray and Spens LLP discussed Seed EIS.
Venture capital trusts (VCTs) and enterprise investment schemes (EISs) are to fall under the Financial Services Authority's (FSA's) upcoming guidance on unregulated collective investments schemes (UCIS).
The Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) has warned the government that the threat of retrospective regulation is preventing advisers from recommending enterprise investment schemes (EIS) to clients.
Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) are facing the prospect of a steep decline in fundraising if they are not granted an exemption from restrictions on the sales of unregulated collective investment schemes (UCIS).
Annabel Brodie-Smith of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) reviews recent developments in the VCT sector and assesses future investment opportunities.
Graham Shore, veteran VCT investor and director of the Puma range of VCTs, outlines questions advisers can ask to help avoid the VCT landmines.