BR Showcase 2019: Interview with Matt Dickens, Ingenious

Tax Efficient BR Showcase 2019: Interview with Matt Dickens, Ingenious

14 Jun 2019

  • 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.

BR Industry Report 2019

Tax Efficient CPD Accredited Members Only BR Industry Report 2019

  • With post-Brexit economic forecasts and an intensifying government concentration on IHT collection, it’s hard to foresee any dilution of IHT in its current format any time soon. In fact, IHT receipts are forecast to reach almost £6 billion in just three years.

    Recommending an investment to mitigate IHT at a time of so much economic and political upheaval seems like a daunting task. The latest edition of our BR Industry Report suggests otherwise, with an adviser survey finding that less than 4% of advisers who recommend BR, view it as harder to recommend in the current Brexit turmoil. Almost all advisers also predicted their use of BR to increase or stay the same over the next two years, with the rest expecting it to stay the same.

    AIM focused BR managers took a battering in Q4 2018 and the government is shouting from the rooftops about closing the tax gap amid increasing IHT investigations. It’s clearly not a time to go it alone. But, while there may be increased scrutiny of all estate planning, there is certainly plenty of scope for new opportunities for those with the relevant BR expertise. A need for tax-efficient vehicles to accept funds disallowed from pensions and indications of under-use of BR by lower value estates are good places to start.

VCT Showcase: Will Fraser-Allen from Albion

Tax Efficient VCT Showcase: Will Fraser-Allen from Albion

13 Feb 2019

  • 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.

VCT Showcase: Richard Moore from Calculus Capital

Tax Efficient VCT Showcase: Richard Moore from Calculus Capital

13 Feb 2019

  • 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.

VCT Showcase: Laurence Callcut from Downing

Tax Efficient VCT Showcase: Laurence Callcut from Downing

13 Feb 2019

  • 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.

VCT Showcase: John Davies from Seneca

Tax Efficient VCT Showcase: John Davies from Seneca

13 Feb 2019

  • 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.

VCT Showcase: Belinda Thomas from Triple Point

Tax Efficient VCT Showcase: Belinda Thomas from Triple Point

13 Feb 2019

  • 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.

EIS Showcase London 2018: Highlights

Tax Efficient EIS Showcase London 2018: Highlights

18 Dec 2018

  • 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.

EIS Showcase: Interview with Ben Brown from Oxford Capital

Tax Efficient EIS Showcase: Interview with Ben Brown from Oxford Capital

18 Dec 2018

  • Ben Brown talks about Oxford Capital’s reaction after the risk-to-capital condition came into play. He covers the company’s focus on the knowledge-intensive companies and its selection approach. Brown stresses Oxford Capital’s commitment to actively supporting ambitious companies on their growth journey. Going forward, Brown would like to see more calm to allow for the current changes to bed in to see their effects.

EIS Showcase: Interview with Kealan Doyle from Symvan Capital

Tax Efficient EIS Showcase: Interview with Kealan Doyle from Symvan Capital

18 Dec 2018

  • As Symvan Capital has recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, co-founder Kealan Doyle discusses the company’s first exit. He explains Symvan’s approach to “zombies” in the portfolio. Doyle shares his view on the effect the requirement to hold EIS shares for at least three years has on investors. He also touches upon potential sector diversification prospects and future developments at Symvan.