The changing EIS landscape: how it will affect IFAs, Wealth Managers and private investors – Part two

The changing EIS landscape Part 2

Last week, in part one of this article, I set the scene showing why behavior and strategies of IFAs and Wealth Managers would necessarily change in response to the current investment environment. Now I will investigate the how – how their strategies and processes will evolve to fit the post-budget investment climate and take advantage […]

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The changing EIS landscape: how it will affect IFAs, Wealth Managers and private investors – Part one

The changing EIS landscape Part 2

To paraphrase Shakespeare, now should be the winter of growth-focused-EIS-fund-managers’ content. The EIS investment landscape is undergoing a significant shift driven by changes in HMRC rules for EIS eligibility, the broader government re-focus on activist industrial policy, and – most importantly – the maturing of the UK startup investment scene, with an increasing number of […]

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Flash comments on Budget 2017 – likely impact on EIS investment and venture investment

Flash comment on budget

Flash comments on Budget 2017 – likely impact on EIS investment and venture investment Below are some initial thoughts and comments on Budget 2017 and its likely impact on the EIS investment and the Venture investment space more broadly. Overall this appears to be a budget focused on helping entrepreneurial knowledge-intensive companies, recognizing the need […]

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Video: Investment Strategy and EIS fund

In an interview with Great British Investment magazine, Dr. Ilian Iliev (MD of EMV Capital) discusses EMV’s unique investment strategy. As a multi-stage investor EMV Capital participates from the outset to exit, leveraging strong experience throughout all stages of the investment cycle.   EMV Capital’s work with corporate and private investors in the industrial-high tech […]

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VC investment in Robotics – Is There An Emerging Recipe Book?

VC investment in Robotics

VCs have woken up and smelt the robo-coffee. A bottom-up estimate* for the US economy alone shows close to $1bn in VC investments for 2015, compared to approximately $200m in 2011. That excludes non-US deals and other borderline areas such as IoT, AI, 3D printing – so whatever definition of robotics we choose, we’re talking $1b+ […]

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The Circular Economy Opportunity And Institutional Investors

The Circular Economy

In a recent interview with Investment and Pensions Europe, I discussed the important linkages between investment opportunities in the circular economy and the role of long-term institutional investors. Pension funds and insurance companies have the potential to underpin the move to a circular economy. Now entrepreneurs do not often associate pension funds and insurance companies […]

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