Octopus AIM VCTs

Embracing growth in emerging UK companies Currently closed to new investment

What are the Octopus AIM VCTs?

The Octopus AIM VCTs invest in VCT-qualifying companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Both feature over 78 established, maturing businesses from a diverse range of sectors.

From building materials and pharmaceuticals to software development and restaurants. The team focuses on those companies where there’s a strong business idea and plenty of room to grow.

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.


Why invest in the Octopus AIM VCTs?

Annual dividend target

AIM VCT targets a 5% dividend yield or 5p per share, whichever is greater and AIM VCT 2 targets a 5% dividend yield or 3.6p per share, whichever is greater.

Proven management

The team is one of the largest dedicated to investing in AIM-listed companies. Two of its members have been investing in AIM since its launch.

Established and diversified

Each portfolio has around 78 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.


Want to learn more about VCTs? Check out our VCTs explained page

Meet the Octopus AIM VCTs fund managers

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    Year to - 31/01/2015
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    Year to - 31/01/2016
  • 2017
    Year to - 31/01/2017
  • 2018
    Year to - 31/01/2018
  • 2019
    Year to - 31/01/2019
Octopus AIM VCT
NAV Total Return¹
Octopus AIM VCT 2
NAV Total Return¹
FTSE AIM All-Share
Total Return²
FTSE All-Share
Total Return²

The value of shares can fall as well as rise. 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 you may get for shares in the secondary market.

NAV Total return

² FTSE AIM and All Share Total Return

Fund highlights

Net Asset Value (NAV)

As at 16 September 2019
98.5 p

Funds under management (FUM)

As at 31 January 2019
122.7 m
86.1 m

Cumulative dividends

01/02/2014 - 31/01/2019

Number of

As at 31 January 2019

Year end date


Fund inception

Fees and charges
Dividend history AIM VCT
Dividend history AIM VCT 2
Shareholder information Octopus AIM VCT
Shareholder information Octopus AIM VCT 2

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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 (KIDs), which are available in the key document section of this page.