Exhibitors

AJ Bell

AJ Bell is one of the UK’s largest providers of online investment platforms and stockbroker services. With more than 172,000 customers and assets under administration exceeding £42 billion, we succeed by providing award-winning investment products, backed up with excellent service and online functionality at a low cost.

 

AJ Bell’s Youinvest platform is a multi award winning provider of SIPPs, stocks and shares ISAs, Lifetime ISAs, Junior ISAs, Junior SIPPs and share dealing accounts. We offer customers access to a market leading range of investment options, including: shares, funds, ETFs, investment trusts and much more. 

Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford’s sole business is investment management. Since the company was founded in 1908 it has been a partnership. Today it is owned by 43 partners all of whom work in the business.

We believe that the best investment ideas spring from thinking about future possibilities, not short-term probabilities. We set no barriers to the imagination of our investors, encouraging fresh perspectives and the use of diverse sources of information.

We currently manage or advise some £173bn on behalf of clients worldwide. Whilst we are predominantly an institutional manager (circa 90% of FUM), we offer an extensive range of investment trusts and open ended funds to UK wealth managers and intermediaries.

 

Close Brothers Asset Management

Close Brothers Asset Management (“CBAM”) is one of the largest and longest-established providers of discretionary investment management services and high quality financial planning advice, managing more than £11 billion on behalf of individuals, families and trustees.  With over 40 years’ experience, our investment management and financial planning teams are supported by more than 550 staff, working from 10 offices across the UK.  CBAM is part of Close Brothers Group plc, a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services, and securities trading.

We aim to deliver agreed outcomes for investors, through a combination of institutional style investment management combined with a personal and comprehensive approach to service.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

At J.P. Morgan Asset Management, we have over 150 years’ experience managing money on behalf of clients around the world. Our global reach, with presence in more than 40 countries, brings expertise in every major asset class, including equities, bonds, property and commodities. This allows us to offer a diverse choice of strategies to meet a wide range of investor needs.

 

Nova Financial

Nova Financial Group is an award winning and industry leading Property Investment and Financial Advisory service focussed on assisting clients to achieve financial freedom through direct property investment. Nova offers the breadth of experience and skills to combine most required property professional services into one place. It is a one stop shop for property focussed investors who want to outperform the market through clear strategy, intelligent asset selection, suitable leverage and effective management. Contact Nova Financial Group today on 0203 8000 600 to start achieving your property investment goals.

 

 

 

Orbis Investments

Orbis is a global investment firm, managing around £27 billion of assets. We have been creating long-term value for our clients since 1990 and have now made our investment expertise available to UK retail investors. Founded in 1989, we are a privately owned firm with offices across 5 continents. Our largest presence is based in London across our two offices. We are uniquely structured to encourage bold but considered decisions, even in times of stress, with our fundamental, long-term and contrarian investment philosophy. Orbis is structured in a way that requires us to deliver meaningful long-term outperformance to our clients. UK investors can now access two Orbis funds, our Orbis OEIC Global Balanced Fund and Orbis OEIC Global Equity Fund.

 

Oxford Capital

As more restrictions are placed on pensions savings, some investors are broadening their retirement planning to include alternative investments. Oxford Capital has been providing tax-efficient alternative investments since 1999. We offer three distinct strategies, investing in early-stage technology businesses, infrastructure & energy, and the creative industries. Our clients can potentially benefit from significant tax reliefs, including income tax relief and Inheritance Tax exemptions. These reliefs are made available through Government-backed initiatives including the Enterprise Investment Scheme, designed to encourage individuals to take the risks associated with investing in smaller unquoted companies.

Polar Capital

As the largest sector globally, there are significant investment opportunities within the financials sector. It includes banks, insurance companies, asset managers, stock exchanges, specialty lenders and fintech companies. Technological developments and regulatory changes, post the financial crisis, are leading to profound changes which allow investors to participate in a sector which is vastly better capitalised and in different stages of recovery. The Polar Capital Global Financials Trust provides a lower risk vehicle for investing in the sector aiming to deliver an attractive level of income combined with capital growth. It currently yields close to 3%*.
 
*As at 31 March 2018. Past performance is not indicative or a guarantee of future results.
 

The House Crowd

The House Crowd was founded in 2012 by Frazer Fearnhead and Suhail Nawaz.

 

All of the investment products you see on our website are secured by UK property assets.

 

To date, our members have collectively invested more than £80 million through our crowdfunding platform.

 

By pooling our investing power in this way we can achieve a rate of returns previously reserved for banks and institutional investors.

 

Our Mission: To enable our clients to build a financially better future for themselves through the provision of market-leading crowdfunded property investments that deliver predictable and consistent returns.

 

Our Vision: To be recognised as the best provider of property crowdfunded investments in the UK.

 

We strive to present our products in a light-hearted, ever so slightly irreverent way, whilst educating and entertaining clients along the way.

 

But, rest assured, we know that 'money isn't funny' - beneath the colourful illustrations, we take our business and your money very seriously indeed, working exceptionally hard to deliver the best returns to you we can.

ThinCats

ThinCats was founded in 2011 in the aftermath of the global financial crisis; with the aim of offering funding to SMEs severely constrained by the lack of bank finance, whilst providing investors with attractive potential returns.

 

Through its peer-to-peer platform ThinCats matches investors that want to lend directly to UK SMEs with companies looking to fund their growth plans through borrowing.

 

The regular income and low volatility associated with investing in direct business loans can make it an attractive asset class to consider when constructing multi-asset investment portfolios - particularly for those seeking diverse income streams in retirement.  

 

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