Company Information

Board of directors

Andrew Pomfret, Chairman

Andy spent over 13 years with Kleinwort Benson as a corporate financier, venture capitalist and finance director of the investment management and private banking division. In 1999, he joined Rathbone Brothers Plc as finance director, and served as chief executive from 2004 until February 2014. He is currently a member of the Prudential Regulation Authority’s Practitioner Panel and a non-executive director of Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust plc, ICG Enterprise Trust plc and Sanne Group plc.

Peter Dicks, Chairman of the audit and management engagement committee and senior independent director

Peter was a founder director of Abingworth plc in 1973, a venture capital investment company, mainly investing in the USA but also in the UK, where he worked from 1973 to 1991. Since then he has been a non-executive director or chairman of a number of companies. He is currently chairman of Unicorn AIM VCT plc and SVM Emerging Fund plc and a non-executive director of ICG Enterprise Trust plc, Mears Group plc, and Foresight Solar Fund Limited.

Jeannette Etherden, Board member

Jan started in 1983 as a research analyst at Confederation Life (acquired by Sun Life of Canada in 1994) and was Head of UK Equities from 1991. In 1996 she moved to Newton Investment Management Limited as a multi-asset fund manager. She was appointed a Director of Newton Investment Management Limited in 1997 and additionally was Chief Operating Officer, Investments from 1999 until her resignation in 2001. From January 2004 to January 2006 she was Business Development Manager for the Candela Fund at Olympus Capital Management. She has been a non-executive director of TwentyFour Income Fund Limited since February 2013 and is a non-executive director of LXI REIT Plc.

Ashe Windham CVO, Board member

Following 11 years service in the British Army, Ashe joined Barclays de Zoete Wedd (“BZW”) in 1987 as an institutional equities salesman and was appointed a Director of BZW’s Equities Division in 1991. He joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1997 when they acquired BZW’s equities business. In 2004, he joined Man Investments as Head of Internal Communications and in 2007 became Man Group’s Global Head of Internal Communications. In June 2009 he resigned from Man Group plc to set up a private family office, which he continues to run. Ashe is the chairman and a non-executive director of Ruffer Investment Company Limited and a non-executive director and chairman of the Remuneration Committee of EFG Asset Management (UK) Limited.

Company literature

Research & Documents

Press releases & announcements

2019 Change year
Notice of AGM
01.07.2019
Annual financial report
24.07.2019
Annual financial report
22.07.2019
Annual financial report
19.07.2017
Annual financial report
09.08.2016
Blocklisting application
28.07.2016
Blocklisting application
06.08.2015
Block listing interim review
30.08.2018
C share conversion
20.07.2016
C share conversion
13.07.2016
C share issue result
17.02.2016
Compliance with Market Abuse Regulation
17.05.2019
Compliance with Market Abuse Regulation
09.11.2018
Compliance with Market Abuse Regulation
15.11.2016
Disclosure of home member state
23.02.2016
Half year report
31.10.2018
Half year report
15.12.2016
Half year report
17.12.2015
Major interest in shares - Brewin Dolphin
04.05.2015
Major interest in shares - City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
10.08.2015
Major interest in shares - City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
26.05.2015
Major interest in shares - Investec Wealth & Investment Limited
03.06.2015
Major interest in shares - Investec Wealth & Investment Limited
04.05.2015
Publication of Prospectus
04.02.2016
Publication of Prospectus
08.04.2015
Redemption of ordinary shares
01.07.2019
Redemption of ordinary shares
03.06.2019
Redemption of ordinary shares
04.04.2018
Redemption of ordinary shares
03.04.2017
Redemption of ordinary shares
06.04.2016
Redemption price and total voting rights
08.05.2018
Results of AGM
11.09.2019
Results of AGM
12.09.2018
Results of AGM
14.09.2017
Results of AGM
29.09.2016
Total voting rights
01.06.2018
Total voting rights
01.06.2017
Total voting rights
01.03.2017
Total voting rights
01.09.2016
Total voting rights
01.08.2016
Total voting rights
20.07.2016
Total voting rights
01.03.2016
Total voting rights
01.10.2015
Total voting rights
01.09.2015
Appointment of SID
13.07.2016
C share portfolio information
09.08.2016
Director declaration - Jeanette Etherden
27.02.2017
Final dividend
09.08.2016
First day of dealings
19.02.2016
First day of dealings
30.04.2015
Intention to float
30.03.2015
Issue of equity
30.01.2017
Issue of equity
02.02.2016
Issue of equity
04.08.2015
Issue of equity
28.04.2015
Issue of ordinary shares
02.08.2016
Issue of ordinary shares
02.09.2015
Issue of ordinary shares
20.08.2015
Issue of ordinary shares
19.08.2015
Issue of ordinary shares
10.08.2015
Issue of ordinary shares
04.08.2015
Major interest in shares - Brooks Macdonald
29.04.2016
Major interest in shares - Brooks Macdonald
02.03.2016
Major interest in shares - Miton Group
01.05.2015
Notice of results and Potential Equity Issuance
10.12.2015
Notification of major holdings - Rathbone Investment Management
15.09.2017
Notification of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities
25.08.2016
Ordinary share portfolio information
09.08.2016
Portfolio information
22.07.2019
Portfolio information
09.08.2016
Publication of supplementary Prospectus
30.09.2016
Report and accounts
22.07.2019
Report and accounts
09.08.2016
Result of equity issue
02.02.2017
Voluntary redemption of ordinary shares
08.03.2017
Voluntary redemption of ordinary shares
10.03.2016
Director declaration - Andy Pomfret
28.02.2018
Annual option to redeem ordinary shares
09.05.2019
Annual option to redeem ordinary shares
20.03.2018
Notification of major holdings - Investec Wealth & Investment Limited
19.08.2019
Notification of major holdings - Investec Wealth & Investment Limited
09.07.2019
Notification of major holdings - Investec Wealth & Investment Limited
19.06.2019
Cancellation of the share premium account and redemption of ordinary shares
13.08.2019
AGM presentation
11.09.2019

Financial calendar

December 2019
  • Announcement of half-yearly results.
28 June 2019
  • Redemption Point.
30 April 2019
  • Year end.
June 2019 
  • Announcement of annual results.
August 2019 
  • Annual General Meeting.
31 October 2019
  • Half-year end.

Company advisers

Secretary & Registered Office

  • Link Company Matters Limited
  • (trading as Company Matters)
  • Beaufort House
  • 51 New North Road
  • Exeter EX4 4EP
  • Telephone: 01392 477 500

Investment Manager & Alternative Investment Fund Manager

  • Miton Trust Managers Limited
  • 6th Floor
  • Paternoster House
  • 65 St Paul's Churchyard
  • London EC4M 8AB

Auditor

  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • 25 Churchill Place
  • Canary Wharf
  • London E14 5EY

Company Administrator

  • Link Alternative Fund Administrators Limited
  • (trading as Link Assets Services)
  • Beaufort House
  • 51 New North Road
  • Exeter EX4 4EP

Depositary

  • BNY Mellon Trust & Depositary (UK) Limited
  • BNY Mellon Centre
  • 160 Queen Victoria Street
  • London EC4V 4LA

Solicitor

  • Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • 1 Finsbury Circus
  • London EC2M 7SH

Stockbroker

  • Peel Hunt LLP
  • Moor House
  • 120 London Wall
  • London EC2Y 5ET

Registrar & Transfer Office

  • Link Asset Services
  • Shareholder Services Department
  • The Registry
  • 34 Beckenham Road
  • Beckenham
  • Kent BR3 4TU
  • Telephone (UK): 0871 664 0300
  • Telephone (Outside UK): +44 (0)20 8639 3399

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