The first quarter of 2020 was very strong for UK fintech companies with 112 companies raising £1.1 billion, up from £410 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. In the article below we look at how the current economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has affected the sector thus far and what might be […]
Bounce-Back- Ability: How can Companies Thrive in the “New Normal”? Below we look at what companies need to do in order to thrive in a fast changing economic environment. We also explore the key factors that drive corporate innovation as well three technologies experiencing increased demand in the “new normal”.
Whilst an economic crisis forces companies to adapt to a “new normal”, the turmoil also throws up previously unavailable opportunities for innovative companies. With hindsight, previous crises seem obvious buying opportunities however buying when there is panic in the air is much easier said than done. Below we look at a systematic approach for investors […]
With global investors looking to the UK technology for growth, should private investors do the same? In what was another record-breaking year, investments in the UK tech sector soared to £10.1 billion last year – up £3.1 billion on 2018’s very strong figures and the highest in UK history. Venture capital investment into US […]
Over the past decade quantitative easing has suppressed fixed income yields globally, this has led to a surge in equity investment. With stock markets showing lower returns, venture capital investment has become increasingly popular amongst private investors, especially with the significant tax incentives available. Here we look at how institutions tend to invest in venture […]
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Equity Invested in UK SMEs has increased significantly in recent years A recent report published by Oliver Wyman and the British Business Bank on the best ways to generate higher returns from pension pots, provides a clear insight into the potential returns from investing in technology and other private companies especially as part of […]
As all seasoned investors know, it is essential to use diversification to bring down the overall risk of the portfolio. This is particularly true when investing for growth. A well-diversified portfolio in a range of smaller companies that tick all the boxes will still have failures. Successful portfolios typically will make returns from less than […]
The fintech sector continues to show growth and innovation. At the same time, it is not an industry that is dominated by the biggest names. Innovation and a creative approach to technology allows smaller start-ups to compete toe to toe with more established brands. This makes it a very popular choice for those looking for […]
Innovation in the tech industry moves at breakneck pace. As technology evolves, it enables even faster change and progress; the resulting wider adoption and usage causes further acceleration of the rate of change, until eventually it becomes exponential. When mobile phones were first introduced, they took 12 years to reach 50 million users; the internet […]
Technology innovation over the past decade has seen most businesses embrace digitalisation to increase efficiencies and customer reach. The digital framework is set to become the foundation for disruptive technologies to offer businesses extraordinary new capabilities as services become highly customised, real time experiences built around customer needs and preferences. Here we further review the […]
Whatever the economic impact of Brexit will be, it is creating huge uncertainties with regards future trading conditions and new market opportunities. These characteristics are consistent with what companies face in times of recession, so can you increase alternative investment capital through Brexit by learning from how companies prosper during large recessions?