Working with professional connections and business owners for tax efficient investing

Online Seminar
Wednesday, 03 November 2021
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Working with professional connections and business owners for tax efficient investing

CPD Webinar held in conjunction with the CISI and Puma Investments

Date: Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Time: 3pm to 4pm

This presentation will count for 1 hour of CPD if relevant to your identified learning needs.

(Note: CISI members should book via the CISI website to avoid being charged an attendance fee)

Speaker: Lewis Kilminster from Puma Investments

Lewis has worked in the business development team at Puma Investments for two years, the whole time working with advisers across the North of England. This involves helping them use tax efficient investments with their clients – Business Relief (IHT), VCT and EIS – as well as sharing in depth insight about the investments themselves.

He is from Leeds himself, went to University in Manchester and currently works 50/50 from the London office and out across the North of England.

Seminar Overview

Earlier this year, Rishi Sunak announced potential changes to corporation tax, the freezing of many individual tax allowances and thresholds along with further financial support to the people and businesses hit by the pandemic. Despite this and promises made within his election manifesto, Boris Johnson announced an increase to NICs and dividend tax. We then had the autumn budget. The need for professional financial advice has grown ever stronger and tax-efficient planning plays a very key part in this.

When addressing your clients’ investment needs, you need flexible solutions you can tailor to suit their individual circumstances. For instance, perhaps your client has maximised their pension contribution allowance or is close to breaching their lifetime pensions allowance. Maybe they have a share portfolio pregnant with gain that they wish to defer for capital gains tax purposes. Perhaps they’re looking to extract profit tax-efficiently from a business or indeed selling a business. Possibly they simply want an effective planning solution that also allows for growth investing, while facing lower correlation to the stock market.

Throughout this session we will look some key planning opportunities for financial professionals helping their business owner clients build a tax investment portfolio beyond pensions. We will also look at options for the transfer of wealth and to strengthen relationships with your network of professional connections. The fictional case studies, included for illustrative purposes, will give a snapshot of what can be explored when considering efficient tax planning suitable to meet clients’ objectives – utilising Enterprise Investment Schemes, Venture Capital Trusts and Business Relief qualifying investments.

Learning Objectives

  1. recognise the potential for including tax efficient investments within client portfolios
  2. Identify where a VCT, EIS or BR qualifying investment could benefit your client
  3. appreciate the opportunities for working with professional connections

Joining Instructions

CII Accredited

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1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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