Are we heading towards VCT specialisation?
Amounts invested into VCTs reached a near record high in the 2017/18 tax year. In fact, according to the AIC, the VCT sector raised the second highest amount since 2005/6, a total for the year of £728m by 5 April 2018. As the VCT market has experienced substantial capital inflows, it continues to change, improve and adapt in a variety of ways.
Looking ahead to 2019 and beyond, we can see new trends in the VCT industry emerging, including industry specialization. We believe an increasing number of funds will specialise in specific sectors or verticals, and other funds will focus on thematic investment strategies such as impact investing. Some funds will dedicate themselves to consumer-facing businesses, and others (like the Triple Point Venture Fund) will specialise in...
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