Octopus Titan VCT

Backing Britain's brightest businesses

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The Octopus Titan VCT invests in tech-enabled businesses with high growth potential. Managed by one of Europe’s most experienced investment teams, it currently has a portfolio of over 70 early stage companies operating in a diverse range of sectors.

Over the last decade we’ve backed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs, including the founders of Zoopla Property Group, Secret Escapes and graze.com just to name a few.

Investing in VCTs involves risk

The value of an investment, and any income from it can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the full amount they invest. Further details of the risks can be found below.

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Why invest in Octopus Titan VCT?

Annual dividend target

Octopus Titan VCT targets a dividend of 5p per annum, plus special dividends if portfolio companies are sold at a significant profit.

Highly engaged management team

We work with the companies we back to make their success more likely, for example by taking a seat on the board, helping them expand overseas or introducing them to industry experts.

Established and diversified

A portfolio of around 70 early stage tech-enabled companies across a wide variety of industries.

Tax relief

30% income tax relief on amount invested, tax-free capital gains and tax-free dividends.

Some risks to bear in mind

Capital is at risk

The value of an investment, and income from it can fall as well as rise. Investors could end up getting back less than they put in.

Volatility and liquidity

Share prices can go up and down significantly and shares may be hard to sell.

Personal circumstances

Tax relief depends on the investor’s circumstances and could change.

VCT-qualification status

Tax reliefs depend on the VCT maintaining its qualifying status.

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Performance

Year to 31 October Annual total return
2014 11.8%
2015 5.7%
2016 4.1%
2017 3.6%
2018 1.8%

The value of an investment, and any income from it, can fall as well as rise and your client may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and may not be repeated. Please note, the NAV per share may be higher than the share price, which is the price your client may get for shares on the secondary market.

Calculating performance
Net asset value (NAV)

Fund highlights

Net Asset Value (NAV)

As at 30 April 2018
92.3p

Funds under management (FUM)

As at 30 April 2018
615m

Cumulative dividends

Since 31 October 2007
71p

Number of holdings

31 October 2018
71

Year end date

31
October

Fund inception

2007
Dividend history
Shareholder Information

Fees and Charges

We can facilitate fees in two ways:

Advised (initial only)

If you provide your investor with one-off investment advice we can facilitate a one-off payment through the VCT.

Upfront charges

3%

Intial fee

(to Octopus)

Up to 4.5%

adviser charges

Ongoing annual charges

2%

Annual mangement

charge

(to Octopus)

Performance fees²

20%

On excess net

performance fee

Advised (initial and ongoing)

If you provide your investor with ongoing advice we can facilitate a smaller initial fee and ongoing fees through the VCT for as long as the investor holds the investment.

Upfront charges

3%

Initial fee

(to Octopus)

Up to 2.5%

adviser charges

Ongoing annual charges

2%

Annual mangement

charge

(to Octopus)

Up to 0.5%

adviser charges¹

Performance fees²

20%

On excess net

performance fee

¹Ongoing adviser charges
²Performance fees

How to invest

Lump-sum investment

Minimum investment is £3,000.

Your client can only claim tax relief on VCT investments of up to £200,000 in any single tax year.

They can choose to invest a one-off amount via bank transfer, cheque or banker’s draft

ISA transfer

Minimum investment is £3,000.

Your client can only claim tax relief on VCT investments of up to £200,000 in any single tax year.

They can now choose to transfer your existing ISAs into the Octopus Titan VCT ISA.

We’ll deal with their existing ISA provider to manage the ISA transfer.

Contact our team

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We do not offer investment or tax advice, and we always recommend investors talk to a financial adviser before making investment decisions. This advertisement is not a prospectus. Investors should only subscribe for shares on the basis of information contained in the prospectus and Key Information Documents (KID), which are available in the document section of this page.