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At the forefront
of the listed funds market

Investment Companies

Our established and experienced team provides sales, research, trading and corporate broking services to a broad range of investors and investment company corporate clients.

We also offer:

Highly ranked

Corporate Broking

We have extensive experience in raising funds for corporate clients, reaching more than £1 billion over the past twelve months(1). Our agility is key to our success - we’re at the leading edge in devising innovative corporate restructurings in response to changing market conditions.

We‘ve developed a selective number of key corporate relationships with existing investment companies across the sector. These range from the alternative asset classes, including infrastructure, property, leasing, private equity and funds of hedge funds, to the core traditional long only equity investment trusts.

1. As of June 2017, company information

Our recent Investment Companies transactions include:

Fluence - November 2018

Lead Management (Placement)
November 2018


Corporate Broking

Investment Companies


WiTricity - November 2018

Advisor (Private Placement)
November 2018


Corporate Broking

Investment Companies


Triple Point

Sponsor, Sole Bookrunner & Joint Financial Adviser
November 2018

Real Estate

Investment Companies


BioPharma Credit

Joint Bookrunner on placing
November 2018


Investment Companies


= Cross-border transactions


Sales & Trading


Our team of dedicated salespeople have 70 years' combined experience and have formed relationships with over 200 clients across the UK, mainland Europe and the US including:

  • A broad range of leading UK institutions - insurance companies, pension funds and charities
  • Major private client brokers, private banks and discretionary private wealth management firms
  • Selected overseas institutions, including European and US funds
  • The new and growing community of multi-asset, multi-manager funds

Market Making

We believe in tailoring our approach to clients’ needs and focusing on providing a quality service. As one of the leading liquidity providers in the sector, we have access to extensive capital resources and well-capitalized books with flexible limit management and hedging capability. Our four dedicated market makers cover over 300 Investment Company securities.

Our Retail Service Provider (RSP) electronic trading platform is linked to approximately 175 stockbrokers throughout the UK. This enables us to trade small amounts of stock quickly, providing efficient, competitive dealings and liquidity to investors.


We produce independent and objective research based on our annual handbook, which is complemented by single-stock recommendations. We identify high quality investment companies that can deliver superior risk-adjusted returns over the long-term. And we’re also just as comfortable making sell recommendations.

In the 2016 Extel Survey, our team was ranked second for Investment Trust (Alternatives) Research and Alan Brierley was voted the number two analyst.

Our ideas are driven by analysis of underlying fundamentals, rather than discounts or Z-Scores. In fact our analysis often stimulates debate when regularly featured in the press. You may have read our ‘skin-in-the-game’ report or piece on the competitive advantages of the closed-end structure, or more recently our focus on the strong growth of the Alternative Investment Companies sector, or more recently our focus on the strong growth of the Alternative Investment Companies sector for example.

Find out more about our Research Analysts by viewing their profiles here.

Alan Brierley

Director, Investment Companies

Canaccord Genuity Limited (UK)

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Ben Newell


Canaccord Genuity Limited (UK)

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Global locations

We have extensive operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle-East, the UK & Europe and the US. 


We cover a wide range of sectors globally and have the agility to work with our colleagues worldwide to assess strategic opportunities.

How can we help?

If you would like to find out more about Canaccord Genuity or any of our services, please get in touch.

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