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…

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….

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…

Understanding PRIIPS disclosures

The publication of Key Information Documents (KIDs) has prompted a widespread negative response in the investment community, with large numbers of fund managers criticising the documents. More recently the Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Andrew Bailey, stated his concerns. – I want to be clear that I am concerned about PRIIPs Andrew…

Investing in biotech

The word “biotech” can easily deter investors. It conjures memories of half-understood science classes, endless clinical trials, and indecipherable formulae. But this clouds the reality that this is a market sector in many ways much like any other, a theme we explore throughout our new sector report on biotech. This year the sector is well-placed…

Reviewing the Patient Capital Review

Well, the uncertainty is over, Philip Hammond has taken his shiny red box and delivered the Budget and the Patient Capital Review, and was even able to throw in a joke or two. Overall, we think that the changes proposed to EIS and VCTs are balanced. They are certainly more positive than what the market…

The changing face of the British pub industry

The British and Irish pub is an institution unique to this corner of Europe. Pubs sit at the centre of most British communities, simultaneously serving as restaurants, drinking establishments and social venues. Where a pub drifts into being a bar, restaurant, or even a hotel is hard to define, but what makes a pub a…

Business before the budget

In this article, we look at at the challenges to capacity, and the constraints inherent in the tax-advantaged sector, in light of the Patient Capital Review and other trends in the sector. There is a spectre haunting the tax-advantaged market: the Patient Capital Review. The thinking of the Treasury is much remarked upon, but little…

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