The Master Investor Show 2019
Spring is traditionally associated with images of lambs leaping through fields of daffodils, while chickens lay colourful chocolate eggs which are delivered to children by rabbits in bows. However, there are other associations you might be less aware of, as every spring, thousands of people travel into London to attend the UK’s largest event for private investors.
The Master Investor Show took place at the Business Design Centre on Saturday 6 April 2019. Now in its 17th year, this flagship event was attended by almost 5,000 private investors who wanted to connect with companies offering a wide range of investment opportunities. There were a total of 70 companies across 20 different sectors in attendance. In addition, 40 guest speakers took to the stage to share their investment insights and business cases. By all accounts, this was the greatest Master Investor Show to date and the atmosphere was electric throughout the day - we know, because we were there.
Our Inaugural Master Investor Show
Basset & Gold was established in 2015, with a view to providing innovative access to investment opportunities previously only available to institutions. Since then, we have gone from strength to strength, with thousands of investors coming aboard. Exceptional customer service should be (and is) a given for any public-facing company, so every single one of our investors receives the same high level of service from beginning to end. In our time operating within the alternative finance investment space, we have repeatedly heard good things about the Master Investor Show, so this year we decided to exhibit there.
We took a team made up of our investment experts, as well as some of our dedicated relationship managers, to meet savvy investors, have a chat and answer any questions they might have about our product offering. For some of us, it was the first time we had come face-to-face with our audience and it was a genuine pleasure to see so many enthusiastic and knowledgeable people all in one place. We have been to many investor shows and events before, but nothing on this scale. We are proud to say that our stand was one of the busiest there.
Here’s To Next Year’s Event
It is fair to say that the Master Investor Show 2019 exceeded our expectations (and we had pretty high expectations). We have generated considerable business as a result of the event and continue to work closely with people we met on the day. By the end, we were all exhausted, but it was certainly worth it. Our team was there for hours, but it passed in the blink of an eye. They say time flies when you’re having fun and this was certainly the case.
Since the event, we have conducted a survey to try and get some feedback. Of those surveyed, we found that 84% of visitors are likely to return next year and almost 75% said they would recommend the Master Investor Show to a friend or colleague.
Of the exhibitors polled, 80% rated the interest and engagement levels of visitors at their stand as being ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ - which should serve as testament to the event’s ability to connect companies with a quality retail investor audience. The date for next year’s event has already been announced - The Master Investor Show 2020 will take place on 28th March 2020 and is set to be staged at the same location as this year’s. The organisers of the event state that the show offers private investors ‘an unparalleled opportunity to help shape your investment plans and find inspiration for growing your portfolio’.
We could not agree more.