VCT fundraising hits nine-year high


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.)

VCTs raised £429m in the 2014/15 tax year, the highest level since 2005/6. The AIC said this figure was the fourth highest level ever in terms of annual fundraising, and compared to £420m raised...

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