Alternative Investment Awards 2016

awards alternative investment wealth & finance2016 60 Limited Company: Host Capital Limited Name: Christopher Finch Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: 73 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S 1RS Telephone: 0207 290 9490 AI16081 Host Capital Host Capital is an independent Authorised Corporate Director and Alternative Investment Fund Manager, authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority since 2005. We in- vited Christopher Finch to talk us through the firm and how it supports investors through its diverse service offering. Here at Host Capital, we offer investment opportunities in a multitude of asset classes and sectors, with each and every fund benefitting from a robust and efficient approach to risk management. Using the best available technology, together with the knowledge, skill and experience of industry professionals, we bring together the very best ingredients and framework to deliver the best possible outcomes for investors. Through the careful selection of our product partners we structure, de- liver, launch, host and maintain specifically designed investment funds such as UCITS, NURS, QIS and PAIFs, to meet the needs of sophisti- cated investors, institutions, private and retail clients via IFAs. The IFA industry, having suffered a small number of high-profile failings and sweeping changes to the way it operates in the past few years, is now the best qualified and transparent it has ever been before and also the most cautious. Fundamentally, investors here in the UK and their intermediaries are increasingly conservative and looking for safety but also an attractive income from their investments, which is rarely available through high street banks these days. The challenge is clear. Product providers must continue to develop highly regulated products which seek to preserve and conservatively grow capital, whist delivering above average income returns, such as the Host Capital UK Student Accommodation Fund. As alternative assets go this Fund ticks all the boxes. It shares a very low correlation to traditional asset classes, maintains a strong capital defence, and modest growth, through investment in fully-let high quality university student accommodation, and aims to deliver an income yield of around 6%. Overall the future looks set to be an exciting time for Host Capital, and we look forward to working with new partners who will help us to achieve our overall aim: to offer investment products managed and operated by some of the most talented names from the world of invest- ment management. Best Independent Authorised Corporate Director – UK & Most Consistent Mixed Asset Equity Fund (Since Inception): HC Global Opportunities Fund Return