Nicola Horlick

Nicola helped to create Mercury Asset Management, where she was appointed a director at only 28 years old. She previously held senior roles with both Morgan Grenfell and Societe Generale. Nicola is the founder and CEO of Bramdean Asset Management LLP, established in 2005. Bramdean ran a number of alternative investment mandates before selling the […]

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Jeff Lynn

Jeff Lynn is CEO and co-founder of Seedrs, one of the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms. Seedrs makes it simple for investors to invest discover great startups and invest as little or as much as they like in the businesses they choose, and it allows startups to raise seed capital from their extended networks and […]

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David Stevenson – Moderator

Editor in Chief - AltFi News

David is an experienced investment commentator and writer, with a passion for media and technology. David writes for a number of leading publications including The Financial Times.

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Andrew Roberts

Andrew graduated from Cambridge University in 1996 with a degree in Mathematics and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 2001. He joined Barnett Waddingham in 2005 and in 2006 moved to their Liverpool office to look after a portfolio of SSAS and SIPP clients and to bring additional expertise in pension […]

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Kevin Jack

Having previously run a SIPP/SSAS provider, City Trustees, since 2007 Kevin has been providing regulatory and technical support to SIPP operators through his consultancy firm, Enhance Support Solutions. Kevin is an active member of the Association of Member Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS) through his involvement with the AMPS compliance sub-committee.

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Gareth Fatchett

Gareth is a Solicitor & Notary Public as well as Director of Regulatory Legal. He specialises in investor protection issues. Having been involved in the majority of major fund issues – Keydata, CF Arch Cru, Sustainable Growth Group, Harlequin Property etc. Gareth has advised both investors and SIPP providers with regard to the holding of non-mainstream […]

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Daniel Kiernan

Research Director - Intelligent Partnership

Dan researches, writes about, talks about, presents and trains on alternative investments, helping advisers and investors navigate the market.

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Gillian Roche-Saunders

Head of Venture Finance – Bovill

Gillian’s focus is supporting firms that arrange early-stage and growth finance to companies.

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Graeme Price

Graeme is the head of Strategic Partnership at UBS and has spent the last 27 years covering a wide range of roles within the financial services sector. Starting off at Kidsons the accountancy firm, before progressing to working in both direct sales and as an IFA. He then worked in the life company arena in […]

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Bruce Davis

Bruce has spent many years devoted to innovating both finance and energy products and services. Clients have included egg, E.ON and Lloyds TSB. Realising they could only take his ideas so far, he directed his energy into creating Zopa. Now he is channelling that energy and insight into Abundance, enabling people to use their money […]

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Brad Lincoln

Brad is the founder and chief executive of the Best Group, one of Europe’s foremost providers of solutions for fractional and shared ownership. His company works with and supports developers throughout the world. In addition to his duties with the Best Group, Brad is a director of Falcon Investment Property SPC, an off-shore fund focussed on […]

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John Williams

John is a Partner of Kuber Ventures and part of the executive team. He has significant experience in the wealth management sector, and has worked for many of the leading Private Banks including UBS, Barclays and Credit Suisse. He has held various different advisory and management roles including responsibility for product management, tax-efficient investments and […]

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Mark Polson

Mark founded the lang cat in 2010. He has enjoyed berths with major providers such as Scottish Widows, Scottish Life and Standard Life, spending the 3 years before setting the business up working on the always controversial Standard Life Wrap. He’s a prolific writer and public speaker, even when people ask him not to be. […]

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Ian Morley

Ian Morley is founder of Wentworth Hall Consultancy and one of the global pioneers of the Alternative Investment industry. He was the founding Chairman of AIMA, the global trade association for the Hedge Fund industry. He has held senior international positions with major firms before becoming a serial entrepreneur, involved with founding and building several […]

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Victor Hawrych

Victor is a partner at the law firm Edwin Coe LLP, where he specialises in corporate law. He deals with private equity investments and corporate finance acting for companies seeking to float on AIM . He has particular expertise in advising in relation to the Enterprise Investment Scheme and acts for a significant number of EIS funds, […]

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Ben Blackett-Ord

Ben is an experienced financial services regulatory practitioner having served as a regulator, compliance officer and consultant for over twenty years. He established Bovill in 1999. Ben started his regulatory career with The Securities Association (TSA) in 1988 where he gained extensive experience in the supervision of investment firms. Following the merger of the TSA […]

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Rhydian Lewis

Rhydian is the co-founder of RateSetter.com, the leading online money market for consumers in the UK. RateSetter was founded in October 2009 and provides an online exchange that matches retail savers and borrowers. Prior to setting up RateSetter, Rhydian was an associate at Lazard where he worked in Corporate Finance and M&A and then specialised […]

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Matt Taylor

Matt is the Managing Partner of Rockpool Investments LLP, which he co-founded in 2011. With a mission to make investing in unquoted companies as easy as the stockmarket, Rockpool has already brought together clients with investable wealth of over £1 billion. Matt has been investing in unquoted companies for over 20 years. For more than […]

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Mike Morrow

Mike Morrow joined Ascentric in March 2012 as Sales and Marketing Director having held a number of senior positions in the financial services industry. Having spent 23 years working provider side, Mike has considerable experience of the intermediary market and building lasting relationships within it. Most recently, Mike was UK Head of Commercial Wealth Management […]

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Stuart Law

Stuart Law is the Chief Executive of the Assetz group of companies. He is an active investor in property, property development, currencies and other investment classes and is a well known commentator on property investment, economics and finance in international newspapers and TV programs. Stuart founded the Assetz group of companies that includes, amongst its […]

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Gonçalo de Vasconcelos

Gonçalo de Vasconcelos is the founder of SyndicateRoom, a premium equity crowdfunding platform that gives you access to the very same top startups where successful businessmen are investing in. Gonçalo is a passionate supporter of democratisation of investment in startups and a strong believer that this will only truly happen when the crowd has access […]

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Giles Andrews

Giles is Chief Executive and one of the founders of Zopa, which was started in 2005 as the world’s first, and is the UK’s leading, Peer to Peer lending service. Zopa rewards savers and borrowers who are good with their money by providing lower cost loans and higher interest on savings. Since Zopa was founded it has […]

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Chris Tottle

Chris joined Triple Point Investment Management LLP in 2008 from GAM, the leading hedge fund investment house. Chris has 20 years investment experience and, prior to GAM, spent six years with Schroders Private Bank, specialising in portfolio management. Chris oversees the development and distribution of Triple Point’s suite of investment products. He is a Fellow […]

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Jason Pope

Jason works in the Policy, Risk and Research Division of the FCA, where he focuses on policy development for retail investments and investor protection.  He led on the policy approach in relation to unregulated collective investment schemes and close substitutes, and is currently consulting on the FCA’s regulatory approach to crowdfunding, including both investment-based and […]

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