Master Investor Show 2016 attracts record crowd

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Master Investor Show 2016 attracts record crowd

The annual investment event, hosted by UK media company, Master Investor Ltd., saw the largest audience in its 14-year history and received outstanding feedback from delegates and exhibitors.

4,500 private investors connected with 100 exhibiting global companies and a world-class line-up of speakers at the year’s premier private investor event. The Business Design Centre, Islington, London, hosted the Master Investor Show on Saturday 23rd April. Key note talks from celebrated investors and company executives resulted in packed out stages and presentation rooms. Exhibitor zones, sold out since the start of April, were bustling with attendees looking for opportunities to expand their investment portfolios.

Delegate Catherine Hardman stated: “You have put “fire in my belly” again about investing and reminded me how much fun it is. Thank you.”

Event organisers promised attendees a revamped and reinvigorated show – and they duly delivered. A large queue gathered outside the Business Design Centre 30 minutes before opening. Once inside, delegates connected with the CEOs and founders of 100 companies from around the world, the majority of them public, who presented their investment cases.  From the fin-tech stars of tomorrow to pioneering pharma companies, the Master Investor Show attracted substantial interest from a wide range of companies.

Edison, Europe’s leading independent equity research firm, attended the event together with several of their clients. Fraser Thorne, CEO of Edison, commented: “Our clients are seeking exposure to retail investors. The Master Investor Show offers an opportunity to meet a large number of retail investors in a single day and in a format that has proven effective.”

This fulfilment of the show comes off the back of a successful relaunch of the Master Investor Ltd events and media platform, initiated less than two years ago. The foundations are now in place to scale up the show for 2017 and beyond.

Swen Lorenz, CEO of Master Investor Ltd., commented: “Private investors provide liquidity in listed shares, and they are increasingly active in non-public markets, too. Once again, our event proves there is a huge market beyond institutional investors. 3.5m Brits have execution-only brokerage accounts and the rise of crowdfunding platforms shows the wide appeal of investing. The Master Investor Show offers companies a unique opportunity to connect to this affluent, active audience in an effective way.”

Renowned UK investor Jim Mellon’s keynote talk was one of the highlights of the show. Jim gave an impassioned, energetic speech which covered the on-going risk of deflation, the interference of central banks in shaping economic policy and the future trends that could provide returns for investors. Radio 4 MoneyBox Live presenter, Paul Lewis, closed the main-stage with a practical talk on how to keep investments “safe and simple” in challenging economic conditions.

The Rising Star Stage, sponsored by London South East, the private investor portal, showcased up and coming businesses and the stage was at capacity throughout most of the day. In response to high demand, an additional presentation room was added to accommodate more guest speakers than ever before. Scott Grant, Director of London South East: A simply brilliant show. There was a palpable buzz of excitement and energy in the building. In particular, the Rising Stars Stage benefitted from plenty of engaged traders and investors attending the excellent company presentations there all day long. I’m looking forward to the 2017 Show!”

Meinhard Benn, CEO of SatoshiPay, a nano-payment start-up, commented on his participation as exhibitor: The Master Investor Show was a real highlight for us in 2016. The audience was very relevant for our upcoming fundraising and we generated 55 leads to potential investors. The support we got from the event organisers was overwhelming.”

For more information on the Master Investor Show, including videos of all keynote talks and company presentations, visit

About Master Investor Ltd. 

Master Investor Ltd. delivers independent, financial commentary and analysis to UK private investors and traders. Master Investor Ltd is backed by Jim Mellon, the well-known financier. It is privately owned with offices in London and the Isle of Man.

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