Is your knowledge of VCTs up to date?

By Lora Benson | Dec 13, 2018
Free AIC training is available on venture capital trusts (VCTs), with three seminars planned for January 2019. Find out the dates and locations here.

HMRC has confirmed that VCTs raised £745m in the 2017/18 tax year, the second highest total ever. With interest in the sector showing no sign of abating, the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) is running three VCT seminars in January for financial planners and wealth managers.

Led by the AIC’s Head of Intermediary Communications Nick Britton, the events in Birmingham, Leeds and London will help attendees keep up with the implications of the 2018 rule changes and understand VCTs’ differing investment strategies so they can make better informed decisions on behalf of their clients.

Dates, times and venues

Leeds – Wednesday 16 January 2019, 11.30-14.30

Oulton Hall Hotel, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds LS26 8HN

Speakers: Ian McLennan (Triple Point VCTs), Robert Davis (Calculus VCT), Eliot Kaye (Puma VCTs), Nick Britton (AIC).

Birmingham – Thursday 17 January 2019, 9.30-12.30

Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Maxstoke Lane, Meriden CV7 7HR

Guest speakers: Ian McLennan (Triple Point VCTs), Robert Davis (Calculus VCT), Andrew Wolfson (Pembroke VCT), Nick Britton (AIC).

London – Thursday 31 January 2019, 9.00-12.00

Chartered Accountants' Hall, One Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA

Guest speakers: Alan Wallace (Octopus VCTs), Rodney Appiah (Foresight VCTs), Andrew Garside (Baronsmead VCTs), Nick Britton (AIC).

You can find full programmes for each event here, or click here to book.


The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) represents the interests of the investment trust industry and their members include a broad range of closed ended investment companies, investment trusts and VCTs. The AIC has 338 members and the industry has total assets of approximately £113 billion. The AIC lobbies on behalf of its members, promotes best practice and provides information and training on investment companies to financial advisers. To find out more about our training programme and information on investment companies please go to our adviser website.