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EISA launches membership programme to encourage greater participation

14 August 2018

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association has launched a new membership programme for advisory firms, and is targeting financial planners, advisers and paraplanners.

The Financial Planning programme will offer members a forum to share their views at the highest policy levels, as well as access to a range of online resources, free workshops and training sessions. It will provide industry research as well as discounts on professional indemnity insurance and services of other partners.

EISA said its platform will allow advisory firms to get their voice heard by policymakers and stakeholders governing the EIS/SEIS advice market.

Mark Brownridge, director general of the EISA, said: “EISA’s mission statement is to support and promote policies and initiatives that facilitate the smooth flow of risk equity capital from private individuals to smaller companies thereby benefiting the UK economy.”

The Financial Planning Programme, he said would  encourage members of advisory firms “to play a more active role in this increasingly mainstream sector, as well as give them the opportunity to influence policymakers and stakeholders at the highest levels.

“EIS and SEIS fulfill much needed roles in encouraging private investment into growing British companies, so ensuring that voices from the financial planning community are heard alongside those of investors and SMEs is crucial.”

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