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Managed by Octopus Ventures, Octopus Titan VCT is the UK’s largest venture capital trust*. It backs talented entrepreneurs and innovative smaller companies with the potential to make a huge impact on the global stage. It features a portfolio of around 50 early-stage companies operating in many different sectors.

* Association of Investment Companies, June 2017.

Some risks to keep in mind

It’s important to remember this is a high risk investment that places capital at risk. VCT shares could fall or rise more than shares listed on the London Stock Exchange. They may also be harder to sell. Investors should be aware that tax treatment depends on their personal circumstances and may change in the future. Tax reliefs depend on the VCT maintaining its VCT-qualifying status. VCT shares could fall or rise more than shares listed on the London Stock Exchange. They may also be harder to sell.

Learn more about the benefits and risks on our Octopus Titan VCT product page.

What is a venture capital trust?

Benefits and risks of venture capital trusts: Investing in smaller companies

Benefits and risks of venture capital trusts: Tax reliefs for investors

Benefits and risks of venture capital trusts: Diversification of an investment portfolio

 

There’s more useful ‘Octopus Titan VCT explained’ content below, but when you’re ready to view the brochure, prospectus, application form and other information, visit our product page.

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Backing Britain’s brightest businesses

Here are two rising stars in the portfolio worth keeping an eye on. For more information on these and other portfolio companies, read the product brochure and prospectus.

Any company examples are for illustrative purposes only and should not be viewed as an investment recommendation.

myTomorrows

myTomorrows is automating the process
to give patients access to safe and approved drugs in the early stages of their development. This can provide potentially lifesaving treatments to patients who have exhausted existing options.

Swoon Editions

Founded in 2012, Swoon Editions offers online-only designer furniture, direct to consumers, at prices significantly less than traditional retailers. It takes an entirely ‘non-traditional’ approach that cuts out inefficiencies.

Client planning scenarios

Tax-efficient investments can sometimes be difficult to explain to clients. To help you, we’ve put together a number of client planning scenarios that show how VCTs could benefit a broad range of clients in different situations.

Keep in mind that tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and may change in the future. Also remember that VCTs place capital at risk, so clients may not get back the full amount they invest.

Do you have clients who are additional rate tax payers?

High earners could use a VCT to complement existing pension and retirement planning strategies.
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Do you have landlord clients who are looking for a tax-efficient income stream?

Investing in bricks and mortar became less favourable with major changes to buy-to-let rules in 2017.
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Do you have clients looking to reduce their income tax bill?

High net worth individuals can use a VCT to reduce income tax liabilities across several tax years.
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Do you have clients likely to exceed the lifetime pension allowance?

Clients can use VCTs to complement existing pension and retirement planning strategies.
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Do you have clients in the medical profession looking at alternative ways to invest for retirement?

NHS professionals could use small company investing to offset tax on their various income streams.
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Do you have clients looking to extract money from a business tax-efficiently?

A VCT could be used to help extract surplus money from a business in a tax-efficient manner.
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Want to ask us about Octopus Titan VCT?

Or perhaps you’ve got a question about VCTs in general. Whatever your enquiry,
our dedicated team of Business Development Managers can help.

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Please read

Nothing on this page constitutes investment, tax or legal advice. Venture capital trusts may not be suitable for everyone, so we recommend investors speak to a financial adviser, and read the relevant brochure, before deciding whether to invest.

This advertisement is not a prospectus and investors should only subscribe for shares on the basis of information contained in the prospectus. The prospectus and brochure are available on the Octopus Titan VCT product page.