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…

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…

Picking the perfect product (say that three times fast)

The vast array of products on offer is both a benefit and curse to investors; by way of illustration, we see over 100 different products, spread across EIS, VCT and BR, each year. Faced with so much choice, it comes as no surprise that investors are in need of advice on how to narrow the…

Relief at any cost? Fees in tax-advantaged investing: Part I – defining the landscape

Welcome to the first article in a series where we will look into the fees charged across the tax-advantaged market. The variety of structures and levels of fees charged across the market can make understanding them a particularly “taxing” process. In this article, we will outline the fees commonly associated with tax-advantaged products, including what…

Twelve facts on carry-back: All you need to successfully get invested in an EIS in 2019/20

It is becoming that time of year – and I am not talking about the required office Christmas parties and dutiful time with the family. Between Christmas and New Year, we all try to do a bit of life admin. For many, this is when they realise they have capital gains they want to get…

Shining a light on VCTs: which is best for your needs in 2019/20?

In this month’s edition of View From the Bridge, it is my pleasure to announce the publication of the inaugural edition of MJ Hudson’s VCT Spotlight Report. After the success of our first Spotlight report on AIM IHT, we decided that the VCT market should be next. In the report, we feature the VCTs fundraising…

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