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How to use VCTs for retirement

Investors placed £731m into Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) last year and early indications suggest that they may top that this year. The reason is simple – many of us now use VCTs as a key part of retirement planning alongside our pension. They are a tax efficient way of saving for retirement and then drawing … Continued

Wazoku featured in the 70 fastest-growing tech firms in the UK by SVC2UK

70 of the most promising high-growth tech firms in the UK have been named as the country’s top scaleup companies by tech group Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK). The chosen scaleups – fast-growing companies that have expanded beyond the startup stage – are invited to a special summit in London later this month, and … Continued

Genedrive: Antibiotic Induced Hearing Loss Assay receives CE marking

genedrive’s genetic screening test could prevent thousands of infants from needlessly going deaf. genedrive plc, the near patient molecular diagnostics company, announced that its Antibiotic Induced Hearing Loss test, the Genedrive® MT-RNR1 ID kit, has obtained CE marking. The Genedrive® MT-RNR1 ID kit will be used in critical care settings to screen babies for a … Continued

MIP Diagnostics Signs Significant Commercial Agreement for Novel Security Applications

MIP Diagnostics Ltd, the Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) specialist based in Sharnbrook, United Kingdom, has announced a collaborative agreement with commercial partners for the co-development and license of a novel MIP-based system with specific applications in the security field. The long-term benefits of the deal could have ground breaking implications in the target applications and generate … Continued

Calculus announces the appointment of new Portfolio Management Director

Calculus Capital is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominic Harris as Portfolio Management Director. Dominic was previously an Investment Director at Valtegra, a private equity firm focused on the investment in and turnaround of mid-market companies facing unique situational challenges. He has over 20 years investment experience, including as an investment banker in both … Continued

Small can still mean global

Tax-efficient international exposure can be found beyond the FTSE 100. In the wake of Brexit we have seen many fund managers extolling the virtue of a portfolio heavily dominated by FTSE 100 companies. The argument in their favour is that many of these are global businesses that generate much of their earnings from overseas. It … Continued