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,…

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….

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…

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

In this month’s piece, 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 in the 2019/20 tax year…

The top 4 investment articles for summer reading 2019

Summer rolls on…as many of our readers will be enjoying a well-deserved break, whether it be on the beach or by the poolside, we have taken the opportunity to put together a summer investment reading list. The articles below have helped to shape our thinking within the venture capital space, in terms of analysing investment…

Venturing into EIS and VCT due diligence

In a previous article, I outlined the first half of a presentation which I gave in Liverpool, focusing on investment into businesses operating in and around the North-West. More specifically, it addressed the recent review of Inheritance Tax (“IHT”) undertaken by the Office for Tax Simplification (“OTS”), and the potential implications, if any, which this…

The many AIMs of Inheritance Tax relief

Over the course of two articles, I will address these two topics. In this edition, I will address the recent review of Inheritance Tax (“IHT”) undertaken by the Office for Tax Simplification (“OTS”), and the potential implications, if any, which this could have on qualifying trades. Secondly I will take a brief look at the…

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…

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…

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