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This material is directed only at persons in the UK and is not to be regarded as an offer or invitation to buy or sell an investment nor does it solicit any such offer or invitation in any jurisdiction other than the UK. Persons resident in territories other than the UK should consult their professional advisers as to whether they require any governmental or other consent or need to observe any formalities to enable them to invest in the products described in these pages. An investment in any VCT fund managed by Elderstreet must only be made on the basis of the information set out in the relevant prospectus. The investments referred to on this website may not be suitable for all investors. 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 are 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 VCTs. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of these products for you, you should seek independent financial advice. Elderstreet does not provide and nothing on this website should be construed as investment or tax advice.

The past performance of VCTs or other investment products is not necessarily a guide to the future performance. The value of an investment may go down as well as up, in which case an investor may not get back the amount invested. The share price of a VCT may not reflect its net asset value. VCT funds often invest in unquoted companies which are small and which carry an above-average level of risk and whose shares may not be readily marketable.

The tax reliefs available to certain investors in VCTs are dependent on the VCT maintaining Inland Revenue approval. If this approval is withdrawn, a VCT will lose its status and all tax reliefs are likely to be cancelled. Investors must retain their VCT shares for five years to retain the up-front income tax relief. The tax rules and regulations governing VCT funds are subject to change. Prospective investors in VCTs managed by Elderstreet should ensure that they read the risk warnings set out in the relevant prospectus.

Withdrawal of tax breaks: The generous tax breaks are one of the major attractions of VCTs. If the investment is not held for three years or if the VCT does not invest 70% in qualifying investments after three years, the initial tax breaks can be withdrawn. Long-term nature of the investment: Generally, VCTs are considered to be long-term investments. Charges and performance fees: The levels of charges for VCTs may be greater than Unit Trusts and Open Ended Investment Companies.

The contents of this website relating to the VCT have been issued for the purposes of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 by Elderstreet Investments Ltd whose registered office is at 20 Garrick Street, London, WC2E 9BT. Elderstreet Investments Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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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.

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Regulatory Information

Elderstreet Draper Esprit VCT plc is managed by Elderstreet Investments Limited, a fund manager based in the UK which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with FCA Firm Reference Number 148527.

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.

To comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, we adhere to strict security procedures and have taken all measures to ensure that no unauthorised disclosures of your details are made to a third party without your permission and unauthorised access to it is prevented.

Privacy Policy

Any information you provide to us will be used to administer your requirements for information from us. Occasionally, we may also use your details to inform you of other features, services and products which we think you may be interested in and we may contact you by post, fax, email or telephone. We will keep your personal information confidential except to the extent that we are compelled to disclose it by law or to comply with an instruction of a regulatory body of competent jurisdiction. To comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, we adhere to strict security procedures and have taken all appropriate measures to ensure that no unauthorised disclosures of your details are made to a third party without your permission and unauthorised access to it is prevented.

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Reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the information available on this site is correct and up-to-date.  However, since some of the information has been sourced from third parties and certain data may not have been updated, we make no representation or warranty of any kind regarding the information on this site.

You should therefore be aware that certain information may be out of date, incomplete or incorrect and therefore should be independently verified or verified directly with us before taking any action in reliance on it.

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Statement of Risk

Venture capital trusts are not suitable for all investors due, in particular, to the underlying illiquidity by, the early stage nature of the investments and the need to hold the investment for a significant period for tax reasons. Potential investors who are in any doubt about the suitability of VCTs for them should consult an independent financial adviser. Past performance is not necessarily illustrative of future performance.