Lowes to unveil VCT comparison website

Ian Lowes, managing director of Lowes Financial Management, is launching a website that compares venture capital trusts (VCTs).

CompareVCTs.com will compare vehicles from a range of providers by product type, charging structure, minimum investment and level of management experience.

The site is due to launch by the end of the year.

Lowes says: “The performance of a lot of VCTs has been disastrous but there are some good VCT investments out there and this comparison website will help investors evaluate various propositions.”

Lowes launched structured products comparison site CompareStructuredProducts.com as a standalone website in January 2011. It was formerly part of the firm’s own website Lowes.co.uk.

He adds: “We intend to build on our Compare direct-to-market proposition as there are going to be an increasing number of retail clients looking to self-direct their investments post-RDR.”