10 years building marketing & creative materials for asset managers – Lessons learned

This will end up being the 100th article I have published. I have spent the last 10 years opining on marketing for asset managers. Here are a few things I have learned. The words marketing and placement are not interchangeable. The words marketing and placement are not interchangeable.The former has to do with building awareness…

Private equity fund economics – what a difference (or not?) a year makes

Every year, MJ Hudson surveys the terms of a large, diverse sample of recently-closed private equity (PE), venture capital (VC) and growth capital funds, for which we have advised either the fund manager or a prospective investor. In this article, we assess the recent trends in core economic terms. For more information, please contact one…

Fundraising for venture managers: The missing piece of the puzzle

Recently traditional ways of communicating have gone through a radical transformation, and the importance of connecting and sharing information is more vital than ever. With the lack of physical interaction, we need to find new ways to adapt and connect with our clients and wider networks. Every venture firm should be using a CRM system…

Back to school for venture investing? VC in the post-Covid environment

The resurgence of Covid-19 across Europe continues to make headlines, but as summer draws to a close and with schools reopening, the UK is doing its best to get back to normal. For those covering the VCT market, it seems like just the other day when RNS feeds were reporting the publication of revised NAVs,…

10 VC facts: past, present and future

This month MJ Hudson celebrated it’s 10-year anniversary. So, in this article, we wanted to capitalise on it by shining a light on ten key facts of the Venture Capital industry that illustrate its state of play, scope, and successes. We have seen in past financial crises that Venture Capital has had a significant hand…

Looking at how VCTs managed the UK lockdown

As lockdown measures ease across the UK, the impact on the economy is starting to become apparent. With a contraction of over 20% in the UK economy in April alone, according to some accounts, the economy is expected to shrink by 8% in 2020. Whatever the eventual outcome, it will be heavily dependent on the…

The alpha in ESG

From the very beginning of the ESG movement, about fifteen years ago, asset managers have asked themselves if and how ESG can create value. In our view, trillion-dollar questions are always worthy of our attention, particularly if answering them may help to save the planet. In order to show whether improvements in ESG can drive…

Coronavirus – Implications on the TAI market

Broader Market Implications During periods of market volatility, there is evidence to suggest that that investors take a “relative flight to quality”, rotating toward the perceived stability of traditional safe havens such as sovereign debt markets. However, even demand for these instruments has been tempered by concerns surrounding massive stimulus packages announced by many governments….

Deal or no deal?: Budget

With the Budget 2020 coming up and with a new Chancellor at the helm, we have received plenty of queries about potential changes which this announcement could bring out. Rather than speculate on what may happen, however, we thought it would be useful to provide some insight into potential areas which have attracted the majority…

On the brink of Brexit

The UK is set to leave the European Union on 31st of October. All bets are off as to whether it will actually happen, especially when one considers the number of extensions and the never-ending drama unfolding at Westminster. Like me, I am sure many readers are suffering from “Brexit fatigue”. However, it would be…

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