• Intelligent Partnership (IP) agrees media deal with Investment Week & Professional Adviser
  • Media partnership will increase alternative investment content across title’s platforms
  • Group Editorial Director Lawrence Gosling joins Growth Investor Awards Advisory Board


Intelligent Partnership (IP), the UK’s leading provider of research and education on alternative investments, has announced a content agreement with Incisive Media, whose Retail Financial Services portfolio engages over 10,000 Private Client Investment Managers (PCIMs), Wealth Managers and Financial Planners.

Guy Tolhurst, IP’s Managing Director, commented: “Aligned in aims, ethos and audience, Intelligent Partnership and Incisive Media both have platforms designed to inform, educate and inspire the investment adviser community. By working in partnership, IP can more quickly achieve its goal of making alternative investment more mainstream by extending its reach while Incisive Media can enhance its editorial coverage with access to in-depth research and education on alternative investments.”

Lawrence Gosling, Group Editorial Director of Incisive Media, commented: “Investment Week and Professional Adviser readers are responsible for managing over £2 trillion in private client monies and generating nearly £7.6 billion in annual tax revenues for the UK Exchequer. Advisers need to understand the entire investment universe to help diversify portfolios for clients who are asking for advice on alternative investment products. This partnership with IP will help us to ensure they are informed and educated about the challenges and opportunities in this space.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Investment Week and Professional Adviser will be official media partners for IP’s Alternative Investment Summit and Growth Investor Awards.

Alternative Investment Summit

In the run up to the Alternative Investment Summit, which will take place at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on 22 October 2015, Investment Week will feature monthly commentaries from IP Research Director Daniel Kiernan on the five Summit themes of tax efficient, alternative finance, real assets, social impact and structured products.

As part of the agreement, subscribers of Investment Week and Professional Adviser will also benefit from free access to IP’s award-winning Alternative Investment Report Series as well as discount attendance on its associated Masterclasses for financial advisers and wealth managers.

The Growth Investor Awards

Honouring the individuals and organisations involved in putting investment to work in SMEs, the Growth Investor Awards recognise innovation in products and services, impact on investee companies, and promotion of alternative investments. Open to fund managers, financial advisers, wealth managers, investment platforms and angel networks, winners will be announced at a black tie dinner for 350 guests at the Marriott Grosvenor Square on the evening of 22 october.

The Awards are supported by an influential and high profile Advisory Board which includes Sherry Coutu, the angel investor, entrepreneur and Non-Executive Director of the London Stock Exchange who authored The Scale-Up Report on UK Economic Growth in 2014; Tim Hames, Director General of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA); and Mike Harris, Founding CEO of Egg & First Direct and former Chairman of Group Innovation at RBS.

Lawrence Gosling will join the Advisory Board for the Growth Investor Awards to offer guidance on judging for the Financial Adviser of the Year and Wealth Manager of the Year awards – which recognise those actively educating themselves about alternative investments to help clients diversify their portfolios. Incisive Media will also publish a Growth Investor Awards Supplement in November, profiling all 12 winners of the following awards:

Industry Champion

Best SEIS Investment Manager, sponsored by RW Blears

Exit of the Year

Most Impactful Investment

Best BPR Investment Manager

Best Investment Platform, sponsored by Bovill

Industry Game Changer

Best EIS Investment Manager, sponsored by Mainspring Fund Services

Financial Adviser of the Year, sponsored by LGBR Capital

Wealth Manager of the Year, sponsored by RAM Capital Partners

Best VCT Investment Manager, sponsored by DWF LLP

Growth Investor of the Year

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