Octopus Titan VCT

closed Closed for new investment
Next allotment date: 29 November 2021

Octopus Titan VCT

closed Closed for new investment
Next allotment date: 29 November 2021

Octopus Titan VCT invests in tech-enabled businesses with high growth potential. Managed by one of Europe’s most experienced investment teams, it currently has a portfolio of over 90 early-stage companies operating in a diverse range of sectors.

We’ve backed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs, including the founders of Cazoo, Depop and Zoopla Property Group.

Reasons to invest

Reasons to invest

Annual dividend target

Octopus Titan VCT targets a dividend of 5p per year, plus special dividends if portfolio companies are sold at a significant profit.

Proven management

We work with the companies we back to make their success more likely, whether that’s taking a seat on the board, helping them expand overseas or introducing them to industry experts.

Established and diversified

A portfolio of over 90 early-stage, unlisted tech-enabled companies across a wide variety of industries.

Tax reliefs

Income tax relief equal to 30% of the amount invested up to the first £200,000 of investment.

Tax-free capital gains and dividends.

Key risks

Risks to bear in mind

Capital 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.

Tax treatment

Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and tax rules could change in the future.

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.

VCT qualification status

Tax reliefs depend on the VCT maintaining its qualifying status.

Meet our fund managers

Hear from the people who manage the Octopus Titan VCT portfolio on what makes a great VCT company.

Portfolio companies

Performance

Year to 30 June Annual total return
2017 4.7%
20184.3%
2019 3.3%
2020 2.3%
202132.8%

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and may not be repeated. Please note, the net asset value (NAV) per share may be higher than the share price, which is the price you may get for shares on the secondary market. 

The performance information above shows the total return of Octopus Titan VCT for the last five years to 30 June, the VCT’s annual accounting period. The annual total return for Octopus Titan VCT is calculated from the movement in NAV (the combined value of all the assets owned by the VCT after deducting the value of its liabilities) over the year to 30 June, with any dividends paid over that year then added back. The revised figure is divided by the NAV at the start of that year to get the annual total return. The performance shown is net of all ongoing fees and costs. 

Fund highlights

Net asset value (NAV)

As at 30 June 2021

113.9p

Funds Under Management

As at 30 June 2021

£1.3bn

Cumulative dividends

Since launch

84.0p

Number of holdings

As at 30 June 2021

90+

Year end date

31 December

Fund inception

2007

Shareholder Information

Fund updates

Dividend history

View the dividend history for shareholders in Octopus Titan VCT, dating back to 2009.

Shareholder information

See the announcements and reports for shareholders in Octopus Titan VCT, and find relevant contact information.

If you are investing in the Octopus Titan VCT through a financial adviser, here are two ways we can facilitate fees. For other options view page 32 of the Titan brochure.

Through a financial adviser who charges a one-off fee

You can ask for the one-off fee for the investment advice to be paid on your behalf through the VCT.

Through a financial adviser who charges ongoing fees

Where an investor receives ongoing advice, you can choose to pay your financial adviser a smaller initial fee and ongoing fees for as long as you hold the investment. Both of these fees can be paid on your behalf through the VCT.

 Advised (initial only) Advised (initial and ongoing)
Upfront charges Initial fee (to Octopus) 3% 3%
Adviser charges Up to 4.5% Up to 2.5%
Ongoing annual charges Effective annual management charge (to Octopus) ¹Up to 2% Up to 2%
Adviser charges ²Up to 0.5%
Performance fees² On excess net performance fee 20%20%

1. Ongoing adviser charges can only be paid for a maximum of seven years after the investment date. If an investor chooses to pay their adviser less than the maximum amount shown, Octopus Titan VCT will use the money left over to buy more shares for the investor.

2. We want our investments to do what we say they will. When the performance of the companies we invest in exceeds expectations, we think it’s fair to take a performance fee of 20% on all future gains. In order to do so the NAV plus cumulative dividends of the Octopus Titan VCT at the year end (31 December) must exceed the previous highest NAV plus cumulative dividends (net of performance fee already taken), Octopus will charge a 20% performance fee on the excess. For full details on the performance fee and other fees please see the prospectus and Key Information Document (KID).

If you are investing in the Octopus Titan VCT through a financial adviser, here are two ways we can facilitate fees.

If you charge a one-off fee

The one off-fee for the investment advice can be paid on your client’s behalf through the VCT.

If you charge ongoing fees

Where your client receives ongoing advice, they can choose to pay you a smaller initial fee and ongoing fees for as long as they hold the investment. Both of these fees can be paid on the investor’s behalf through the VCT.

 Advised (initial only) Advised (initial and ongoing)
Upfront charges Initial fee (to Octopus) 3% 3%
Adviser charges Up to 4.5% Up to 2.5%
Ongoing annual charges Effective annual management charge (to Octopus) ¹Up to 2% Up to 2%
Adviser charges ²Up to 0.5%
Performance fees² On excess net performance fee 20%20%

1. Ongoing adviser charges can only be paid for a maximum of seven years after the investment date. If an investor chooses to pay their adviser less than the maximum amount shown, Octopus Titan VCT will use the money left over to buy more shares for the investor.

2. We want our investments to do what we say they will. When the performance of the companies we invest in exceeds expectations, we think it’s fair to take a performance fee of 20% on all future gains. In order to do so the NAV plus cumulative dividends of the Octopus Titan VCT at the year end (31 December) must exceed the previous highest NAV plus cumulative dividends (net of performance fee already taken), Octopus will charge a 20% performance fee on the excess. For full details on the performance fee and other fees please see the prospectus and Key Information Document (KID).

Key documents

Key documents

Octopus Titan VCT ProspectusDownload
Octopus Titan VCT product overviewDownload
Octopus Titan VCT brochureDownload
Octopus Titan VCT Key Information DocumentDownload
Octopus Titan VCT CircularDownload
Octopus VCT Nominee Service T&CsDownload
How to invest
How to invest

How to invest

Lump-sum investment

Minimum investment is £3,000.

Investors can only claim tax relief on VCT investments of up to £200,000 in any single tax year.

Investors can choose to invest a one-off amount via bank transfer, cheque or banker’s draft.

We will allot investors’ VCT shares at the next available allotment date.

ISA transfer

Investors can only claim tax relief on VCT investments of up to £200,000 in any single tax year.

Investors can now choose to transfer your existing ISAs into the Octopus Titan VCT ISA.

We’ll deal with your client’s existing ISA provider to manage the ISA transfer.

We can only accept ISA transfers from previous tax years (2020/21 or prior).

How to invest

How to invest

Lump-sum investment

Minimum investment is £3,000.

You can only claim tax relief on VCT investments of up to £200,000 in any single tax year.

You can choose to invest a one-off amount via bank transfer, cheque or banker’s draft.

We will allot your VCT shares at the next available allotment date.

ISA transfer

Minimum investment is £3,000.

You can only claim tax relief on VCT investments of up to £200,000 in any single tax year.

You can now choose to transfer your existing ISAs into the Octopus Titan VCT ISA.

We’ll deal with your existing ISA provider to manage the ISA transfer.

We can only accept ISA transfers from previous tax years (2020/21 or prior).

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Contact our team

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Call us at 0800 316 2067

Please read: 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.