AIM Showcase 2019
MEET SIX PROVIDERS OF AIM INVESTMENTS IN ONE MORNING
Review a representative sample of smaller company investment solutions in one half-day event, without having to undertake your own expensive and time-consuming research.
HEAR six leading investment providers talk about their investment solutions
NETWORK with their investment specialists without having to commit to any further meetings
COMPARE key investment information, including charges and levels of risk and return
LEAVE confident that you have reviewed a representative sample of the solutions in the market
What will the event cover
The content is based upon our findings from surveying advisers for the annual Alternative Investment Market Industry Report. Each presenter is asked to cover the same five issues that we know are key concerns for advisers:
THE INVESTMENT PROVIDER: ownership, length of time in the market, and financial strength
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE: growth, income, or a combination of the two, and the targeted level of annual returns
UNDERLYING INVESTMENTS: Do you have a sector focus, or a generalist approach? What is the liquidity profile of your product?
CHARGES: Management and admin fees, as well as any other fees
RECORD IN AIM: AUM in AIM performance track record in AIM (overall) and performance track record of the product
Meet our AIM Showcase Presenters
Chris Horsford is TIME Investments local point of contact and is based from home in Honiton. Chris joined TIME from Iveagh Limited – the Family Office for the Guinness family. Outside of work Chris is a keen surfer and sailor although most of his spare time is taken up by his three young children.
Henny joined TIME in January 2014 and is the Senior BDM for the London region. She has worked exclusively with financial advisers, wealth managers and private banks over the last 11 years helping add value to their client banks and their professional connections. Henny is a regular speaker at Industry Events.
Anna joined TIME in 2014 and works in the Business Development Team, where she is responsible for developing new and existing relationships with financial advisers across the region. Over her 5 years in the business she has acquired a considerable depth of knowledge around IHT and BR and works closely with advisers to continue to develop this market. Born and raised in Yorkshire , Anna studied English Literature at the University of London and has a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Law. After fifteen years in London she is now in the process of returning to Yorkshire and will be based in York from mid-September.
Bob joined time in 2014 and is the BDM for the North West region, having previously spent 12 years at Aviva where he looked after a panel of key accounts. Bob holds a BA Hons in Business Studies and Economics and has since achieved FPFS status and the IMC qualification.
Siobhan joined TIME as a Senior BDM in November 2017, with over 20 years’ experience in financial services, having previously worked as a Senior Investment Director at Ingenious and a Private Banker at Barclays Wealth. Siobhan is a regular presenter at industry and network events.
James is an Investment Specialist at Close Brothers Asset Management, providing regulated investment advice and support across the Close Brothers proposition. James has over 12 years industry experience and previously worked within the Discretionary Wealth Management team at HSBC Global Asset Management, overseeing multi-asset investment portfolios for private individuals, their pensions and trusts.
James holds the Investment Management Certificate and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Tony has over 14 years’ experience across a range of roles in wealth management, investment banking and financial planning. At UBS in Jersey he was responsible for the Asset Backed Securities book, before working with high net worth individuals as a Client Adviser across discretionary, advisory and execution-only mandates, mainly for Jersey residents and non-domiciled UK residents. He currently provides specialist investment support to advisers, clients, trustees and business development teams across the entire Close Brothers Asset Management proposition.
Tony is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI, a qualified Broadcast Journalist and has a degree in French and Geography.
Outside of work, Tony spends most of his time keeping up with his two young boys and his wife, enjoying the beach and keeping fit by the sea.
Stephen joined Blankstone Sington in 2002 where an early grounding on the dealing desk paved the way for a fascination with markets, how the ‘invisible hand’ of supply and demand could move prices and how efficient dealing can add value.
With a background in art (good drawer/awful painter) and an interest in psychology Stephen believes that small-cap investment is more art than science. An avid student of the market, he has authored his own 12-page investment philosophy which was well received by professional and retail readers alike. When it comes to the stock market, Stephen says ‘when you find the key, they change the lock’ which drives a zeal for continual improvement.
With a fast-growing reputation as an independent thinker, his musings are regularly featured in the press, including What Investment, Professional Advisor and MoneyWeek. Investment is one of the purest and most rewarding endeavours in Stephen’s opinion and he is a firm believer in giving back to an industry he is so passionate about. With an irreverent style yet with deep thoughtfulness and humility he has delivered two keynote presentations at the Mello private investor events providing the tools on how to better invest.
Stephen is a CFA Charterholder, a devoted Warrington Rugby League fan and a wide-ranging reader.
Neil joined Blankstone Sington in June 1987 as a trainee dealer (although he had been coming into the office from the age of 6 with his Father and co-founder, Michael). Training was a true baptism of fire with “Black Monday”, October ‘87, being just around the corner!
Today, in addition to sitting on the Board (since 1999) and managing a sizeable discretionary book he also has oversight for Business Development and Marketing.
With a clear vision of making the AIM IHT service a core function of the wider Blankstone offering, he has helped craft the proposition and build a distribution infrastructure with a determination to deliver an IHT mitigation solution to as wide an audience as possible, particularly conscious of the concerns of the adviser.
A man of considerable passion, particularly for his home city of Liverpool, Neil, like many “Scousers” he has an energy, drive and determination underpinned by a “can do” attitude. Outside the office, a reasonably good golfer, he is also a lifelong Liverpool FC supporter with an addiction to Sky Sports News.
Richard graduated from St Andrews University in 1990 with an MA Hons degree in Management and International Politics. After working for the Scottish Executive and Scottish Chamber Orchestra he switched to a career in investment, focussing on private clients, trusts and charities. After four years with Murray Beith Murray he moved to Turcan Connell where he spent 14 years, becoming Head of Charity Investment in 2011. Richard brings wider charity experience having been an elected Council Member of the National Trust for Scotland, a member of the Scottish Episcopal Church investment committee and currently chair of an Edinburgh based arts charity and member of the Edinburgh Festival Society. Richard joined Psigma in January 2016 and is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI.
Jon gained extensive experience investing in UK Equities during his time working with the UK team at AXA Framlington, after joining them as a junior Private Client Portfolio Manager in 2008. He joined Psigma as an Investment Manager in October 2013 following the acquisition of the AXA Framlington private client team and currently manages around £35m in AIM IHT Portfolios on behalf of Private Clients and Trusts. Jon holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, Accounting and Financial Management from Loughborough University. He is a CFA charter holder, has a Diploma in Professional Studies and holds the Investment Management Certificate. He is also an Associate of the CISI and was previously named in Citywire’s Top 30 under 30 wealth managers.
How is it different from
..reading the AIM industry report?
While our industry reports give a comprehensive overview of the market, this event will focus in on investment providers and their products. Where the history, development and current landscape of the market come into discussion, it will be as a backdrop for the investment solutions presented by leading providers.
Our AIM Showcases are supported by investment experts from
Close Brothers Asset Management brings together the Group’s established asset management skills and provides a full range of advice, investment management and self-directed services to private and corporate clients and professional advisers.
We have specialised in managing client portfolios for over 40 years and our investment team and financial planning advisers are supported by more than 550 staff, working from 8 offices across the UK.
At Downing, we aim to make a difference in the lives of our investment community. We design & manage investment products that help investors look after their financial wellbeing, while our investment partnerships support businesses in their ambitions.
In uniting the two, we build lasting relationships that become the foundation of our investment community. And in our openness to learn how to develop these we continue to evolve. We value flexibility, transparency and integrity in everything we do.
Guinness is independent and focused purely on investment management. Our in-house economic, industry and company research allows us to take an independent view and not be led by the market. Our size and specialist nature also means we have the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to any market movements.
Puma Investments has a strong track record in providing asset-backed funding to established businesses across the UK. Our multi-disciplinary team is able to draw upon a nationwide network of offices to source, evaluate and execute transactions.
Our principal focus is on capital preservation and generating stable returns for our investors whilst seeking to offer robust downside protection. The business was founded on and continues to follow two guiding principles: protecting capital and minimising risk. This has always been and will continue to be our promise to our investors and business partners.
Stellar is an investment specialist providing tax-efficient services for financial advisers and their clients
We work with financial advisers, planners, wealth managers and other financial intermediaries to offer investment opportunities that mitigate risk and deliver attractive, long-term returns.
TIME provides tax efficient investment solutions and we’re proud to say we’re rather good at it – our original Inheritance Tax service boasts an impressive 22 year track record of successfully achieving Inheritance Tax savings for our investors. What stands us apart in our market is our focus on seeking consistent stable returns which we deliver through a defensive investment strategy. We pride ourselves on offering real transparency around our products, what we invest in and what the risks are. We’re dedicated to supporting the adviser market and we recognise that our services require professional advice, which is why we don’t accept direct investments. We also have a nationwide sales team on hand to assist financial advisers in identifying solutions for their clients’ financial concerns, dealing with technical queries and delivering one-to-one support.
Founded in 1976 by former Liverpool Stock Exchange Chairman Michael Blankstone and business partner Reggie Sington, the company has evolved into a modern and forward thinking investment company, owned by its Directors and their families.
Since launching in 2002, Psigma continues to provide investment solutions for private clients, pension schemes, trusts and charities.
At Hawksmoor we specialise in providing high quality discretionary management services for Private Investors (and clients of Professional Advisers) including trusts, pension schemes and charities. We also manage Multi Asset Funds-of-funds and a series of risk-based ‘Model Portfolios’ for Financial Advisers.
A wide range of services where you can choose your level of involvement in managing your investments. You can take all the investment decisions yourself and simply give us your instructions, you can access our expert advice for your portfolio or entrust the decisions to your dedicated investment managers.
As an independent investment manager, not tied to any funds, products or large institutions, we offer you transparency and flexibility to ensure that your objectives are met efficiently and successfully.
Albert E Sharp is a Partnership and dedicates itself to managing investments for wealthy individuals, pension funds, charities, trusts, companies and local government bodies. All our Partners are highly qualified and they can offer a wealth of experience across a wide range of investment requirements.