A new brand for rapidly growing tax-efficient adviser education and product distribution business
LGBR Tax has worked in partnership with investment managers at the forefront of the tax-efficient investment sector since 2012, to develop and distribute innovative products to investment intermediaries and educate advisers on how these products can benefit their clients. LGBR Tax has now renamed as LightTower Partners, reflecting the fact that the business has grown rapidly and now warrants its own brand, to differentiate it from its affiliate, LGBR Capital.
LightTower Partners will continue, independently and with industry partners, to provide its education, training and support service for advisers specifically focused on maximising opportunities for their clients, whilst providing distribution for investment-led managers in the sector. The comprehensive tax-efficient education programme includes a nationwide series of CPD accredited adviser events, Meet the Manager sessions, regular e-marketing product updates and educational media content aimed at the advisor market.
LightTower Partners undertakes distribution for investment managers across a full range of tax-efficient structures including VCT (Venture Capital Trust), EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme), SEIS (Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme), BR (Business Relief) and IHT (Inheritance Tax) products with investment managers at the forefront of the sector. Each of these government-sponsored structures operates under different rules and offers different tax planning benefits for advisers and their clients. This growth capital for UK SMEs is the fundamental reason for their existence in an effort to close the funding gap for smaller businesses.
Jack Rose, added; “The business has grown rapidly over the years, driven by increased adviser demand for tax-efficient investments to meet client needs. Recent changes to pension rules and a rising IHT burden have propelled new assets into the sector. We have responded to the real need for an effective and widespread ongoing adviser education programme, as deployed effectively these products can form an important part of an investor’s portfolio. Our new brand name demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the sector and its future, in partnership with our investment managers and adviser clients.
“In a bid to raise awareness of the sector and increase understanding of tax-efficient products, their features and where they can help clients, in the last twelve months alone, we have hosted over 70 nationwide events attended by more than 200 adviser firms and 2,000 advisers on the full spectrum of tax efficient investment products from VCTs to BR. We have also commissioned two independent industry reports and participated in webinars, video tutorials, podcasts and contributed a regular educational blog.
“We have seen greater acceptance of the credibility of the sector and its benefit for investors, a better understanding of its role in the investment landscape and pensions environment, an improvement in its reputation and greater acceptance of the industry’s contribution to the UK economy.”
For more information about LightTower Partners contact us on 020 7071 3920.