Octopus Titan VCT

Backing Britain’s brightest businesses

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Octopus Titan VCT

Backing Britain’s brightest businesses

closed Closed for new investment

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 75 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 Zoopla Property Group, Secret Escapes and graze.com.

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 75 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 may 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

myTomorrows

Improving access to drugs in development.

Elvie

Taking women’s tech out of the dark ages.

Performance

Year to 30 April Annual total return
2015 11.4%
2016 7.2%
20174.7%
2018 4.3%
2019 3.3%

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 April, the VCT’s interim 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 April, 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 09 April 2020

88.0p

Funds Under Management (FUM)

As at 31 December 2019

£905.8m

Cumulative dividends

Since launch

76.0p

Number of holdings

As at 31 December 2019

79

Year end date

31 December

Fund inception

2007

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.

Who could benefit from VCTs?

Our VCT client planning scenarios can help you develop strong investment strategies for your clients.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges

We can facilitate fees in four ways. For a full breakdown of the four fees and charges please see page 26 of our Titan Brochure.

One-off fee on investment

Where an investor receives one-off investment advice, we can facilitate a one-off payment through the VCT.

Ongoing fees on investment

Where an investor receives ongoing advice, we can facilitate a smaller initial fee and ongoing fees through the VCT for as long as the investor holds the investment.

 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) Up to 2% Up to 2%
Adviser charges¹ Up 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 October) 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 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

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 (2019/20 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 (2018/19 or prior).

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Contact our team

Got a question?
Call us on 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.