Occupation: Fund Manager
Interests: Private Equity, Stocks
Alex has overall responsibility for early stage investments at Octopus, and focuses on assessing potential investee companies, deal structuring and negotiation and portfolio management with a view to maximizing the returns that are generated.
He has extensive experience of investing into smaller companies. Prior to joining Octopus, he worked for ten years at SG Warburg as a trade and risk manager in equity derivatives, and later founded a growth consultancy for small businesses, assisting a number of small businesses with their financing requirements prior to taking up his current position. Alex represents Octopus on the boards of Calastone, Future Route and Fractal Edge.
Tax efficient investments including Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) are traditionally a focus for investors around the tax year end. This has now passed, but what we're seeing is continued interest in VCTs across the board, from investors keen to put their cash into these vehicles, companies that are looking for funding, and Government policy makers assessing legislation. There are many reasons for this. On the…