Guinness EIS

Guinness Asset Management

Investment Objective

Portfolio of at least 5 investee companies across a range of sectors with the following target characteristics:

  • Businesses with experienced management teams
  • Businesses with good visibility on future growth
  • Businesses with expanding working capital requirements

Only invest in companies with EIS Advance Assurance from HMRC.

  • Funds invested within 12 months of subscription
  • Next close on 31 December 2018 (quarterly tranche closures)

Exit Strategy

Exit each investment in 4-5 years. Exits are varied – e.g. Trade sale, MBO, leveraged purchase, IPO, liquidation

Fund provider/ Fund manager

Guinness Asset Management: founded by Tim Guinness in London in 2003, along with US sister firm Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc.

  • Core areas of expertise: Innovation, Energy, Growth, AIM, and Asia
  • Group AUM: >£1.4 billion
  • EIS & IHT AUM: >£140 million
  • Group staff of 34 in London, 4 in US. Guinness Asset Management 100% owned by employees
  • Guinness EIS launched in 2010. Guinness AIM EIS launched in 2013

Guinness investment team recognised as a leader in its field, with a proven investment track record Long-established business with a strong balance sheet and sound corporate governance

Further information can be found at


Investment Manager Charges
  • 2% Transaction Fee – charged to Investee Companies
  • 2% Annual Management Charge – charged to Investee Companies
Performance fee
  • 20% of the Portfolio profit received by Investors. This is therefore only incurred once your Subscription has been returned to you
Kuber Specific Arrangements


For further information please do not hesitate to contact us on:
+44 (0) 20 7952 6685

Fund at a glance

Scheme Categorisation

The Scheme is structured as an Alternative Investment Fund. The Information Memorandum can be found at

Target Return

£1.25 per £1.00 invested, net of all fees

Scheme Strategy

Generalist growth

Investment Sector


Target Diversification

At least 5 investee companies, no maximum

Nominee & Custody Arrangements

Custodian – The Share Centre

Custodian Charges – charged to investee companies

Up to 0.35% transaction charge

£60 annual management charge