Investing for growth

Generate real returns on your money by investing and lending to a diversified range of entrepreneurial UK companies.

Your capital is at risk and returns are not guaranteed.

Enterprise Investment Schemes

Invest in early-stage UK tech companies and receive attractive tax benefits:

  • 30% income tax relief 
  • No capital gains tax if shares are held for three years 
  • Up to 45% loss relief 

Downing UK Micro-Cap Growth Fund

Invest in the smaller end of the UK equity market:

  • A concentrated portfolio of 25-30 UK listed companies 
  • Companies typically have a market capitalisation of under £150 million at the time of investment
  • Unlock value at the right price to manage risks and drive returns

Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs)

Invest in small-medium sized or early-stage UK companies to help them grow:

  • Receive income via tax-free dividends
  • Access 30% income tax relief and pay no capital gains tax
  • High risk and long term compared to more conventional investments