Event details

2022-02-10 10:00:00
2022-02-10 11:00:00

The award-winning GrowthInvest Adviser Hour drives education and understanding of tax-efficient and alternative investments, with discussions on the opportunities and challenges that advisers face. First launched in early 2018, and now into its eighth series, the Adviser Hour has transformed the online and educational landscape for financial advisers looking for the latest information and insights on tax efficient and alternative investments.

EIS is likely to grow in popularity as tax rates rise (as they must), and there are a growing number of options available in the market from new managers and with growing number of Knowledge Intensive funds So how can advisers judge EIS funds and fund managers, and what are the best ways to get the right choice for their clients.

Topics for the February Episode will include:

  • Knowledge Intensive Approved Funds
  • Private company valuations
  • What advisers new to EIS should look for?
  • Impact of inflationary pressures
  • Winners and Losers over pandemic and impact on client portfolios
  • Exits and Liquidity
  • ESG and sustainable reporting requirements

Alongside long-standing topics such as:

  • Fee Transparency (EISA)
  • Deployment timelines
  • Diversification & Risk
  • Use of SEIS vs EIS for planning

We ask a panel of industry experts these key questions and more.

Hosted by Lawrence Gosling, the Q1 2022 EIS episode features a star line-up of both old and new leading industry figures and commentators featuring guests representing some of the best established and most popular EIS providers in the market.

As well as an in-depth exploration of market trends and analysis, we will also be asking the panel a series of questions from Advisers, in our new Adviser Clinic section.

Tune in at 10am on Thursday 10th February and find out the latest on key industry trends, opportunities, and challenges, and what it looks like to be an adviser at the forefront of tax efficient investments in 2022.


Lawrence Gosling

Lawrence Gosling

Editorial Director

Bonhill Group

Alistair Marsden

Alistair Marsden

Director of the fund

Nova Growth Capital

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Alistair cut his teeth two decades ago, working as “first employee” into a string of successful startups and UK HQs of internationally recognised firms. He later went on to set up his own consultancy helping founders scale and exit. Alistair eventually exited his own business and went on to hold board positions in international consulting firms.

More recently Alistair has moved from operator to investor through Nova where he acts as CMO and also Director of Nova Growth Capital, the investment arm of the Nova group.

Parminder Basran

Parminder Basran

Founding Partner and CEO

VGC Partners

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Parminder worked in FMCG for 7 years before attending business school, subsequently founding VGC in 2011.

The first investments were made on a deal-by-deal basis, and these included Metropolis London, a music studio, production, publishing and agency business.

Subsequent investments included Round World Entertainment, the holding company of 10Ten Talent, the football and talent management business, Iconic Images, the owner of the photographic archive of Terry O’Neill and Super Awesome, the fast-growing kid tech business based in London.

In March 2019 the team achieved a final close of VGC Partners Fund I, backed by institutional investors, family offices and high net worth individuals, to focus on growth companies in the consumer and media sectors in the U.K.

Parminder attended Rutgers University in New Jersey and has a BA in Management Studies from the University of Leeds. He also holds an MBA from London Business School.

Tom Attwooll

Tom Attwooll

Director of Investor Relations

Hambro Perks

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Tom leads investor relations and business development activities for the Hambro Perks Growth EIS Fund. He focuses on building relationships with Advisers and Wealth Managers throughout the UK, helping to provide venture capital solutions to their clients. Tom has worked in venture capital for nearly 10 years, and prior to this in consulting and wealth management. Tom holds a master’s in development finance, degree in economics, Investment Advice Diploma, IMC, EIS Diploma, and Certificate in ESG Investing. He is also undertaking an MSc in Environmental Economics & Climate Change and sits on Hambro Perks’ ESG committee.

Jake Ronay

Jake Ronay

Ventures Director

Newable Ventures

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Jake has over 10 years in corporate innovation and start-ups, including creating a £100m renewable energy fund for one of the UK's largest retailers. Jake also set up the RAIA programme and the Newable BBI Fund. Jake has an MBA from the Open University and lectures in entrepreneurial strategy at the University of Bath.

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