Who has benefitted from venture capital?

The Old Library, Lloyd's
Thursday, 02 March 2017
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm (UK time)
    • Mark Brownridge, Director General, Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) Association
  • Financial Planning

In this IIL financial services lecture Mark Brownridge discussed how financial planners can use EIS within a financial planning context and broke down some of the myths and misconceptions that surround EIS to help planners become confident in either starting to advise in this area or to increase their levels of business in this area.

EIS is becoming accepted as a mainstream investment but for many planners it can still be an area of advice where they don't feel confident giving advice to clients. But clients are seeing pension limits reduced, tax bills rise and are increasingly interested in small company investing. To help planners advise more comfortably in EIS and stop them losing clients or perhaps even gain new ones, this lecture busted some of the myths of advising in EIS and gave practical advice as to how you can benefit both your clients and your business by understanding more about advising in EIS.

By the end of this lecture members would have gained an insight into:

  • How to advise clients and undertake DD and research on EIS easily, quickly and effectively
  • Practical ideas on how to advise in EIS compliantly and competently
  • How you can develop your EIS proposition and give client scenarios where EIS can be used as part of a financial plan

Speakers Bio:
Prior to becoming Director General of the EIS Association, Mark was Head of Research at Mazars, a leading UK financial planning firm. Mark is a CFP, Chartered Financial Planner, Chartered Wealth Manager and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society. Mark champions EIS investing within a financial planning context and is extremely passionate about promoting the industry.

Eddie Grant.

  • The Old Library, Lloyd's
  • One Lime Street
  • London
  • EC3M 7HA
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