Electronic signatures: 5 pitfalls to avoid

Not too long ago (at least the older members of our team like to think so) completions were a distinctly physical affair; rooms full of paper that the signatories would ceremonially parade around, signatures provided where instructed by their lawyer, and swiftly inspected by the counterparty’s lawyer to check all were true “wet ink” originals….

The restoration of Crown Preference – the implications

Happy New Year and welcome to our January 2021 article on the restoration of Crown Preference. Click here to read the previous article on these matters. For almost 20 years, taxes collected by UK corporates for payment to HMRC have ranked as ordinary unsecured debts on an insolvency. But, back in 2018, along with various…

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, for this View from the Bridge newsletter, 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…

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 about. 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)

One of the most common questions we get asked here at MJ Hudson, is: “How do I select the best tax-advantaged products to invest in?”. 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…

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…

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