All VCT, EIS, SEIS, and Business Relief qualifying investments are high risk and are not suitable for most clients. They are illiquid investments and Investors’ capital is at risk.

Velocity Credit Ventures Portfolio Management Service

Investment Objective

The strategy is to protect the Client’s capital whilst targeting a 3% to 6% annual return by subscribing for shares in one or more Trading Companies. The Trading Companies will provide short-term debt to UK SMEs: Trade Ventures provides debt finance to UK SMEs to finance their national and international trade by using outstanding invoices as collateral and Digital Ventures provides debt funding to UK tech-enabled businesses for the purpose of financing digital media expenditure for the acquisition of new users. Loans will typically be between 30 and 180 days and diversified across multiple borrowers and obligors. Each loan or portfolio of loans will be insured against credit default (except where the obligor is a state entity). The Trading Companies should qualify for Business Relief providing relief from IHT after two years.

Exit Strategy

The service is evergreen. Clients can elect to withdraw in whole or in part at any time. We expect to be able to fulfil requests within 90 days. Clients’ shares will either be sold to an in-coming client or bought back by the Trading Company.

Fund Manager

The Investment Manager is Sapphire Capital Partners LLP (“Sapphire”), a multi-award-winning investment management firm and who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA Reference: 565716).

Sapphire is a specialist investment management firm established to provide investment management services and bespoke fund solutions.

Fund Provider

The Investment Advisor is Velocity Credit Advisors Limited and which is the appointed representative of Sapphire. Velocity Credit Advisors Limited has a senior team with a track record and experience across a wide business spectrum including finance, marketing and law. Velocity Credit is a subsidiary of Velocity Capital Advisors which was set up in 2015 as a vehicle to facilitate, via SEIS and EIS Funds, participation in exciting companies which have technology at their core. The Velocity Capital Advisors founders come from entrepreneurial backgrounds, which we believe is a real asset to our business and the investee companies. Velocity has been operating for over four years now, and in those years the SEIS and EIS funds have achieved an investee company cash exit of 6.5x, and the overall current performance of the funds is estimated to be 3.5x to 1.3x.


Fee typeFees charged to Investor
(including VAT)
Fees charged to Investee Companies (including VAT)
Initial Feen/a4% (+ VAT if app.)
Annual Management Feen/a2% (+ VAT if app.)
Dealing FeeA dealing fee of 1% (+ VAT if app.) on withdrawal (but includes any stamp duty up to 0.5%)1% (+ VAT if app.) on subscription
Kuber Special Arrangements


For further information please do not hesitate to contact us on:
+44 (0) 20 7952 6685

Fund at a glance

Scheme Categorisation

Discretionary Managed Service

Target Return

Trade Ventures portfolio - 3% per annum;

Digital Ventures portfolio - 6% per annum

Scheme Strategy

Business Relief

Investment Sector

Trade finance and Venture debt

Target Diversification

1 or more investee companies

Nominee & Custody Arrangements

Custodian: WCS Nominees Limited

Nominee: Woodside Corporate Services Limited