How have VCTs performed over three, five and 10 years?
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It is a question many investors will be keen to have answered. But it can be difficult to get the overall picture.
To make it easier, we looked at the performance of the 10 largest VCT managers over a period of three, five and 10 years.
In the 10 years to September 2023, the 10 largest generalist VCT managers have delivered an average NAV total return of 81.4% (assuming dividends are reinvested) – outperforming the UK main market. Meanwhile, AIM VCTs have on average fared better than AIM, up 33.9%, outperforming the market by 4.21%. Past performance is not a guide to the future.
Remember, VCTs invest in small companies, which are more volatile and more likely to fail than their larger counterparts. For this reason, VCT investments are long-term investments and are not for everyone. They are for experienced investors who have no need for immediate liquidity and can withstand a potential total loss.
The table below shows the cumulative performance for each VCT.
Generalist VCTs’ performance – 10 largest managers
|Average generalist VCTs||21.8%||27.9%||81.4%|
AIM VCTs’ performance
|VCT||3 Years||5 Years||10 Years|
|Amati AIM VCT||-30.8%||-28.9%||46.2%|
|Hargreave Hale AIM VCT||-22.4%||-25.8%||18.5%|
|Octopus AIM VCT||-21.9%||-26.8%||12.1%|
|Octopus AIM VCT 2||-20.6%||-24.3%||15.5%|
|Unicorn AIM VCT||-6.4%||5.6%||77.2%|
|Average AIM VCTs||-20.4%||-20.0%||33.9%|
See five-year discrete performance of the VCTs listed above
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