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Octopus Capital has set itself a stiff challenge: “We’re working to redefine our industry and change the way people think about investment companies.” It seems a tall order for a fund-management and investment company in the midst of recession, job losses and general economic mayhem but, so far, Octopus has managed an impressive financial performance: in the past four years, turnover has shot from £1.7m to £19.7m. Nor did the directors exactly stint themselves, with the (unnamed) highest paid director earning a total of £527,832, including pension contributions. Can Octopus improve on – or even replicate – these winning figures in the harsher economic climate we now all face


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