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Puma Investments hires Justin Waine as Investment Director

Tax-efficient specialist, Puma Investments, announces the appointment of Justin Waine as an Investment Director to further boost its investment team.  His appointment comes at a time when Puma is seeing increasing levels of interest for its tax efficient VCT, EIS and IHT products.

With over 15 years’ experience of analysing UK and European small and mid-sized companies, Justin joins Puma from Polar Capital where he managed a significant portion of their award-winning European Forager Fund; an absolute return fund focused on Pan-European small and mid-sized companies. He was also responsible for investment across the whole of Europe, but predominantly focused on the UK, Germany and Switzerland, including companies listed on AIM. Prior to this he spent 6 years at Cazenove & Co. as a sell side research analyst responsible for small and mid-sized companies.  Justin graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Commenting on the appointment Puma Investment CEO, David Kaye, said, “Justin’s appointment comes at an extremely exciting time for Puma Investments as we seek to broaden our suite of tax efficient strategies.  He will be heading up a new offering which will complement our existing product range.”

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About Puma Investments

1. Part of Shore Capital Group, Puma Investments is a specialist provider of tax efficient solutions.  Puma VCTs were the first planned exit VCTs to have returned to shareholders 100p in cash, equivalent to a 66% total return tax free. Puma VCT 9 raised in excess of £28m for the 2012/13 while its latest VCT, Puma VCT 10, raised £27.6m. Puma VCTs III & IV recently achieved an IRR of c. 9.7% p.a. while Puma VCT V has now returned 106.3p per share (excluding initial tax relief) which makes it the top performing limited life VCT on record.

2. Puma Investments has built upon its excellent VCT track record with a range of tax efficient solutions, including Puma Heritage and Puma EIS.

3. Shore Capital Group is an AIM-listed independent investment group.  Shore Capital specialises in principal finance, equity capital market activities and alternative asset management.  The Equity Capital Markets division offers a wide range of services for companies, institutions and other sophisticated clients, including corporate finance, stock broking and market-making.  The Shore Capital Group manages specialist funds, with a particular focus on alternative asset classes, and has funds under management of c£700 million.

4. With a 29 year record and over 100 employees based in Guernsey, London, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Berlin, Shore Capital Group operates a number of successful businesses: Puma Investments (which is a trading name of Puma Investment Management Limited and Shore Capital Limited), Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited and Shore Capital and Corporate Limited are each authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited is a member of the London Stock Exchange.