On Monday 28th January, Big Issue Invest hosted its Fund Management Annual Meeting for the Limited Partners. 40 guests were welcomed to the venue EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), a multi-arts space in which we invested £600,000 from our Social Enterprise Investment Fund II.
After a welcome from our CEO Danyal Sattar, James Salmon, Head of Direct Investments, talked about the strong team at Big Issue Invest and how he is proud of the young talent that has joined recently. He also spoke about the Social Enterprise Investment Funds I and II and their social and financial performance.
Lars Hagelmann, Head of Fund Operations and Portfolio Management explained some of the highlights of our Outcomes Investment Fund, showing the current investments and plans for growth.
Gail Gibbons, CEO of Sheffield Futures talked about all that the organisation had achieved during the year and how many young people were supported by its initiatives. She also explained how the relationship with Big Issue Invest and other investors was key to their success.
Graeme Oram from Five Lamps presented shortly after, saying:
Almost 2 million people out there are finding it harder to access credit”.
He explained how Five Lamps plans to help even more of these people as the organisation grows.