Prior to Seismic setting up the Opportunities Fund it focussed on investing in a number of early stage businesses. These venture investments are characterised by higher risk and higher potential returns than more “Mature” investments. Ventures are often early-stage investing into pre-revenue companies with the target being capital growth in lieu of cash returns. To counter the increased risks, VCTs, EIS funds, SEIS funds and single company investments are eligible for generous tax reliefs against income tax and capital gains tax. Cash equivalent tax relief also compensates investors for the illiquid nature of unlisted shares. Returns show low, or no market correlation.
Investing in early-stage companies involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution, and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Seismic’s offerings are targeted exclusively at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand these risks and make their own investment decisions.
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Seismic Venture Partners Ltd is an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM), specialising in venture capital and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under FRN 784448.
Seismic Venture Partners Ltd is Registered in England & Wales No.09249524. The Registered Office address is at No.17 Cosway Street, London NW1 5NR.