Business Relief is gaining importance among a wider pool of investors, as recent government figures show continuing increases in inheritance tax. Eight of the most prominent providers of Business Relief showcased their offerings and discussed some of the big issues in the sector at Intelligent Partnership’s Business Relief Showcase 2019 hosted by the London Stock Exchange on 7 May.
Andrew Aldridge explains Deepbridge’s background in the Business Relief market and why renewable energy offers such a strong opportunity. He also considers how the BR market continues to grow and analyses the benefits for the government of using Business Relief over simply acquiring ever-larger sums of inheritance tax.
Henny Dovland discusses the diversification of Time’s portfolio and discusses the importance for investors to have a range of incomes delivering steady, predictable returns. She also considers the future of Business Relief in the context of the political light that has been shone on patient capital and inheritance tax over recent years.
Matt Dickens discusses the direction of travel of Business Relief over the past year, and looks to the future. He also homes in on two key concepts that Ingenious has picked up on in the Business Relief market: fiscal drag and the importance of diversification within an investor’s Business Relief portfolio.
Following the record VCT fundraising in the tax year 2017/2018, Will Fraser-Allen talks about the possible trends this year. He discusses Albion’s business model after the risk-to-capital condition came into effect, the company’s expansion into technology and technology-enabled businesses in healthcare and recent exits.
Richard Moore shares his outlook on VCT fundraising in the tax year 2018/2019. He tells Intelligent Partnership that the risk-to-capital condition had little impact on Calculus’ business model because of the company’s strong pedigree in growth investing. He also discusses Calculus’ dividend payouts approach and the challenges facing VCT managers previously focused on capital preservation.
Laurence Callcut takes a closer look at factors behind the VCT fundraising surge in the tax year 2017/2018. He explains the advantages of a generalist versus a specialist approach for different purposes. He also talks about Downing’s VCT dividend payouts and VCT as a supplementary retirement planning tool.
Speaking about the record fundraising for VCT in the tax year 2017/2018, John Davies shares his predictions for 2018/2019. He explains why the deal-flow is pivotal when choosing a VCT and discusses potential developments in terms of dividend payouts.
Belinda Thomas discusses Triple Point’s approach to dividend payouts in the post-Patient Capital Review landscape. She also shares her insights on what to take into account while looking for a VCT and explains the company’s VCT challenge-led investment strategy along with underlying investment focus.
Over 100 financial advisers attended the annual EIS Showcase at the London Stock Exchange. The attendees heard in-depth presentations from eight EIS investment providers, and had an opportunity to compare their approach and business models after changes introduced by the Patient Capital Review and the Autumn Budget 2017.