EIS & VCT Showcase
EIS & VCT Showcase
MEET EIGHT PROVIDERS OF EIS & VCT SOLUTIONS 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 eight leading fund managers 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
Curated by Dan Kiernan, Research Director of Intelligent Partnership, the content is based upon our findings from surveying advisers for the annual EIS & VCT Industry Reports. Each presenter is asked to cover the same five issues that we know are key concerns for advisers:
THE FUND MANAGER: ownership, length of time in the market, relevant AUM, performance track record and financial strength
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE: growth, capital preservation, income, or a combination of the three, and the targeted level of annual returns
UNDERLYING INVESTMENTS: What are they, how will they generate returns and how is liquidity achieved?
CHARGES BORNE: charges both the investor and the investees face during the product’s lifetime, incl. performance, admin, and deal fees
DIFFERENTIATION: what differentiates the product from others in the market
What advisers have said about our previous Showcase events
There is little enough education on this highly technical area of the market, so when you do have a chance to learn from and speak to 8 different providers at the same event, on the same day why wouldn’t you attend? A well-structured, informative and well run conference, which was an excellent use of my time.
What a great and succinct way to meaningfully compare providers and get an understanding of what they do, how they do it and what they charge for doing so.
A very well run event giving exposure to a large number of top providers in the BPR sector. Well worth attending if you are looking to research providers or increase knowledge in this area.
How is it different from
..an EIS or VCT Masterclass?
Our Masterclass events are purely educational – that’s why they are CPD qualifying. The speakers are there in their capacity as industry experts and thought leaders, and are under strict instructions to avoid overt sales pitches. The EIS & VCT Showcase turns that model on its head – it is ALL about sales pitches, but instead of the usual free-for-all, Intelligent Partnership are curating the event to ensure that you will get the same key information about each investment opportunity.
…reading the EIS or VCT Report?
While our industry reports give a comprehensive overview of the market, this event will focus in on specific Fund Managers and their offers. We won’t spend long discussing generalities and basic information or the history and development of the market. The intention is to hear about some of the leading investment solutions without repetition or deviations into irrelevant side issues.
Our EIS & VCT Showcases are supported by investment experts from
Albion Capital LLP was created in January 2009, when it acquired the business of Close Ventures Limited from Close Brothers Group plc and is structured as a partnership formed by the former Close Ventures management team. We think it is appropriate that a business investing in owner-managed companies is itself owner-managed.
We look to invest £1-10 million in a wide range of growing businesses, from technology orientated companies to service and asset-based businesses.
We enjoy working with smaller companies and entrepreneurial management teams, seeing our purpose as helping businesses to grow by providing financial resources as well as strategic advice. Our ultimate aim is to realise the full potential of the business invested in and so create returns for the shareholders in our funds. We act with integrity and respect for the people we deal with.
Blackfinch Investments is an established and experienced manager in the UK market for tax efficient and capital protected investments. Blackfinch specialise in Inheritance Tax mitigation through Business Property Relief (BPR) for both individuals and corporate entities, Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) Portfolios and also Seed EIS (SEIS) Portfolios. With a focus on capital preservation, Blackfinch look to protect investor capital through asset backed investment strategies in sectors such as property, lending, renewable energy and media. Underpinning this investment strategy is a first class client services and intermediary support team based in both London and Malvern, Worcestershire. Their approach embodies the Blackfinch philosophy: efficient client-focused solutions delivered in a simple and transparent way.
Our diligent process, record of profitable exits and focus on capital appreciation distinguishes us from other managers. The Calculus investment strategy has remained consistent for the past 8 years, together with our structured investment process, strong risk management and very close monitoring of portfolio companies, we have been able to produce significant results for our clients.
Deepbridge is a different kind of investment manager. We work closely with financial advisers and investors to design innovative products, ranging from investment in technology growth companies to asset-backed renewable energy projects. We also partner with innovative and committed management teams to help UK based companies realise their potential and become successful leading-edge businesses. Deepbridge operates across four principle divisions: disruptive technology, sustainable technologies, life sciences and renewable energy. Take a look through our website to find out how we could help you.
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.
Foresight is a leading, independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager owned by its partners, who together have combined investment experience of over 200 man years across a wide variety of sectors. Foresight’s three investment teams operate on a collaborative basis with a pro-active and pragmatic investment style.
With current assets under management of over £1.5 billion, raised from UK and international private and high net-worth individuals, family offices, pension funds and other institutional investors, Foresight strives to generate increasing dividends and capital appreciation for our investors over the long term.
Founded in 2009, Mariana was established as an institutional brokerage firm. Over the years, we have developed a number of business lines; expanding our offering to include Market Strategy & Research, Real Estate, Tax Advisory Services. In addition to our well-established institutional presence, we offer a range of Structured Products, Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Business Relief (BPR) qualifying investments to investors via their financial advisors.
MMC is one of the most active venture capital investors in the UK. We back entrepreneurs based in the UK with global ambition, and partner with them to provide capital and strategic input as they grow.
Founded in 2000, MMC has built a nationwide network that sources our proprietary deal flow and provides valuable connections for our portfolio.
We believe in putting our money where our mouth is. Of the £150m currently under management, over £10m has been invested by the MMC team – on the same terms as our investors.
Our investors are individuals and institutions whose risk appetite, outlook and values match our own. They invest through MMC fund structures that allow us to maximise their returns.
Oxford Capital aims to make EIS investments accessible, easy to understand and hassle-free for investors and their financial advisers. The firm has two distinct EIS strategies – Investment in high growth companies from a range of industries and investment in companies which own infrastructure assets. The Oxford Capital Growth EIS portfolio backs established businesses to support their expansion. Oxford Capital builds each investor a portfolio of around 8-10 companies, providing the tax advantages of the EIS whilst mitigating some of the risk of smaller company investments through diversification. The Oxford Capital Infrastructure EIS invests in companies which own and operate infrastructure assets, such as renewable energy installations, earning revenues through long-term contracts. Because the investments are asset-backed, the Infrastructure EIS has a lower risk profile than some other EIS investments.
The Symvan Group (“Symvan”) incorporates Symvan Capital Limited, with an asset-management arm and Symvan Securities, providing corporate finance advisory services.
Symvan Capital is an investment fund advisor dedicated to finding start-up businesses suitable for investment and then supporting them when funds have been provided. We provide an alternative investment approach to SME investing with the aim of delivering superior returns.
Symvan’s principals bring sector-focused SME corporate finance experience, rather than a background of just traditional asset management. Our tax efficient technology-focused portfolios are relatively small compared to competitors, allowing us to devote greater resource and time for the success of the investee company, rather than a short-term view by maximizing the funds raised. Whilst our decisions are always in the best interests of the companies’ shareholders, our focus rests primarily on helping investee companies achieve the necessary follow-on capital they will require to grow, ‘cross-fertilising’ companies within our own network of professional and industry contacts, and ensuring each has the advice and support needed to successfully navigate the pitfalls every start-up typically faces.