The information in this website does not constitute an invitation, inducement or offer to engage in investment activity, or to subscribe for or purchase shares or other securities. It is intended for general information purposes only and not as investment, or other advice, and is not to be relied upon in connection with any investment decision.
A VCT investment is therefore not suitable for all individuals.Any potential investor should seek independent, professional financial advice and read the relevant prospectus or offering memorandum prior to making an investment decision.
This site is aimed at persons for whom VCTs may be an appropriate investment. Whilst all retail investors may potentially invest in VCTs, they carry a higher risk than many other forms of investment and they may only be suitable for certain retail investors. They are unlikely to be suitable for investors who may need access to funds in the short term and the underlying nature of the investment into smaller companies may increase the risk of financial loss. Therefore, VCT shares are appropriate for more sophisticated investors with significant investment portfolios, who are able to take a longer term view and understand the risk-return of investing in smaller companies and the tax advantages of the VCTs.
The FCA has confirmed that VCT shares are to be treated as “Excluded Securities” in terms that they are not subject to the investment restrictions applied to Non-Mainstream investment Products.
The ProVen VCTs are managed by Beringea LLP, a specialist private equity fund manager based in the UK which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Beringea LLP's FCA Firm Reference Number is 496358.
The value of shares in a VCT and the income from them may fluctuate and investors may not get back the amount they invested. The market price of VCT shares is unlikely fully to reflect their underlying net asset value. It is possible that there may not be a liquid market in the shares of VCTs and shareholders may have difficulty in selling their shares. Any sale is likely to be at a discount to net asset value.
VCTs invest in a portfolio of small companies, which by their nature carry greater risk than larger, quoted companies.
Due to a number of the features and risk factors associated with VCTs, it is an investment that is not suitable for all investors. Potential investors who are in any doubt about what action to take should consult an authorised financial advisor.
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