Octopus Apollo VCT

Accelerating the growth of
proven businesses

Next application deadline: Friday, 12th July
Next planned allotment date: Wednesday, 17th July
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Octopus Apollo VCT invests in businesses that have already brought their product or service to market successfully, with a growing and diversified customer base. Typically their customers are other businesses. A big advantage of this is that such customers tend to be repeat buyers, meaning revenues tend to be recurring and predictable.

Companies use our funding to accelerate their growth, finding new customers and selling them a proven idea. Apollo offers these businesses flexibility, helping to fund them with both equity and debt. This means we take stakes in companies and lend to them. Investors get access to a established diversified portfolio of around 50 companies.

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.

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Why invest in Octopus Apollo VCT?

Annual dividend target

Octopus Apollo VCT targets a dividend yield of 5% of net asset value per year with the potential for special dividends, although these are not guaranteed.

Established and diversified

A portfolio of around 50 UK smaller companies across a wide range of industries and sectors.

Risk-return profile

A mix of debt and equity investments provides investors with a different risk-return profile to equity alone.

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

VCT shares could fall or rise in value more than other shares listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. They may also be harder 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.

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Performance

Year to 31 January 2019 Annual total return
2015 3.5%
2016 2.9%
2017 2.9%
2018 2.2%
2019 -0.8%

The value of an investment, and any income from it, can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. 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 on the secondary market.

Calculating performance
Net asset value (NAV)

Fund highlights

Net Asset Value (NAV)

As at 31 January 2019
47.1p

Funds under management (FUM)

As at 31 January 2019
119.0m

Cumulative dividends

Since 17 October 2006
71.1p

Number of holdings

As at 31 January 2019
51

Year end date

31 January

Fund inception

2006
Dividend history
Shareholder information

Fees and charges

We can facilitate fees in two ways:

Advised (initial only)

If your adviser provides you with one-off investment advice we facilitate a one-off payment through the VCT.

Upfront charges

3%

Initial fee

(to Octopus)

Up to 4.5%

adviser charges

Ongoing annual charges

2%

Annual management

charge

(to Octopus)

Performance fees²

20%

On excess net

performance fee

Advised (initial and ongoing)

If your adviser provides you with ongoing advice we facilitate a smaller initial fee and ongoing fees through the VCT for as long as you hold the investment.

Upfront charges

3%

Initial fee

(to Octopus)

Up to 2.5%

adviser charges

Ongoing annual charges

2%

Annual management

charge

(to Octopus)

Up to 0.5%

adviser charges¹

Performance fees²

20%

On excess net

performance fee

¹Ongoing adviser charges
²Performance fees

Contact our team

Got a question about VCTs? We can’t give you financial or tax advice, but give our dedicated Client Relations team a call and we will do our best to answer any questions you might have.

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