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Kuber Ventures takes on business development trio

Kuber Ventures takes on business development trio

Alternatives platform Kuber Ventures has appointed three business development associates to drive the growth of the company as it looks to further push into the adviser space.

The specialist investment platform, which provides access to funds investing in the enterprise investment scheme, has hired former Fidelity client associate Kate Hopkin as it looks to tap into other regions around the UK.

Ms Hopkin also previously worked at Brooks MacDonald where she was an investment management administrator.

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Tim Thornton, who previously worked at Blackfinch Investments, has also been taken on as business development associate and will be based in Leeds, a region Kuber sees as a “strategic priority” for investors looking at the EIS space

Matt Lenzie has been appointed after working as head of sales for Enterprise Investments and head of investor relations for investor platform Angels Den.

Both have been bought in because of their expertise in the tax incentivised investing market.

In February, Kuber added five new enterprise investment schemes and seed enterprise investment schemes to its platform, bringing the total number of funds available to 21.

Piers Denne, head of sales at Kuber, said it is “crucial” to have the right team to support ‎the advisers working with the platform as it “rapidly” increases its market footprint.

Kuber launched back in 2012, as it sought to be an be an independent “one-stop shop” for EIS funds.

katherine.denham@ft.com