Below we list the current IHT offers available for investment. Each is accompanied by a brief commentary. For each of our Featured Offers we also provide an extended research note.
IHT portfolios are riskier than conventional investments so they're not for everyone. Before you invest you should ensure you have read and understood the product's Application Pack and the Risks and Commitments.
Judith MacKenzie manages Downing's AIM investments in VCT, IHT and an open-ended fund. Although having different remits all the AIM investments at Downing are managed with the same philosophy. The manager has a private equity-style approach taking significant stakes in companies and offering guidance and support as well as capital. The portfolio will invest in 20-30 companies. The added bonus is an insurance policy covering losses up to 20% in the first two years. This is worthy of consideration.
£50,000 (can be combined with the Downing AIM Estate Planning Service NISA)
Downing's focus on asset-backed businesses trading from freehold premises combined with renewable energy assets makes this an interesting choice for investors. On the one hand there is comfort from having the freehold premises, on the other renewable energy generates predictable inflation-linked income. An experienced team manage this investment and it is worthy of consideration.
Octopus manage £630 million in their AIM-invested IHT services. This is managed by an experienced fund management team. Companies sought will need to have proven track records, a strong market position and/or a clear growth opportunity.
Unicorn is a specialist smaller company fund manager. Investment will be made into 25-40 AIM listed companies, most of which will already be held in either Unicorn's VCTs or Smaller Company fund. Unicorn manages £290 million in AIM listed companies. Worthy of consideration.
Blackfinch IHT offers investors two slightly different options within the same product, one aiming for higher growth, the other with preservation of capital as the key benefit - neither of which of course are guaranteed. Essentially Blackfinch lend money to two groups: property developers and into the renewables sector.
This IHT services seeks to benefit from the predictable and inflation-linked revenue stream available with onshore wind and hydroelectric renewable energy assets. In total the manager has almost £50 million under management, with about £20 million already invested in hydro and wind projects.
Although a new entrant to the IHT market, Guinness has considerable expertise in sustainable projects with a special focus on solar and wind investments. Solar provides a predictable and inflation-linked long term revenue stream. This is an interesting addition to the market.
Centred around the construction of anaerobic digestion sites, Mariana’s offering is founded upon an exclusive relationship they have with a food processing arm of a major FTSE 100 company. Funds are used generally to finance development. With this product, as the site is built and rises in value, a client will participate in this upside.
This unquoted inheritance tax product looks to invest in companies with predictable revenue streams which have the aim of delivering a return of 3% per annum. The companies invested in are solely owned by investors in Octopus products. These companies could be in many sectors including lending against property.
Managed by Mark Taylor of Beringea, this new launch seeks to raise £20 million to lend to asset-rich small and medium sized companies. Two types of lending are offered: secured lending against a specific asset within the business and leasing finance, for use often with companies purchasing technology equipment. The target return is 3% per annum after all fees and a growth or income option is available.
Rockpool aim to deliver a 5% net annual return to investors by investing in specialist lending companies. These companies in turn lend to corporate borrowers which must provide a security for the loan.
At the heart of the Seneca Inheritance Tax solution is capital preservation but equally it aims for an annual uplift in the net asset value of each investee company of 4%. Seneca make loans to qualifying companies via a portfolio approach to lending. Four investment pillars are central to guiding their lending: diversification, credit policy, prudence and asset security.
This IHT portfolio looks to generate a target income return of 4.5% per annum whilst protecting capital by investing in asset backed businesses. Stellar Estate Planning intends to acquire freehold or long leasehold interests in hotels outside of London leveraging the expertise of their partners Hetherley Asset Management.
Stellar will set up a company for any investor in Stellar Succession. The investor will be the sole shareholder of the company which will participate in five trades: forestry, farming, hotels, bridging finance and renewable energy.
The Unicorn AIM IHT Portfolio is run by Chris Hutchinson, a successful and very experienced AIM investor. He invests in a portfolio of AIM shares that aims to take advantage of the Business Property Relief (BPR) ...
This AIM IHT service is managed by Puma Investments, part of Shore Capital, one of the largest AIM market makers. It targets a portfolio of around 20 companies and specifically likes businesses where the founder or ...
ProVen Legacy is a new inheritance tax portfolio run by some of the team behind the top-performing ProVen VCTs. Investors in this service buy shares in an unquoted company, ProVen Legacy Plc, which makes secured loans ...
The Seneca Inheritance Tax Service targets a 4% annual return. It seeks to achieve this by lending money short to medium term to businesses that have some form of asset backing. HighlightsAsset-backed and secured lending4% annual ...
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