November 2020 - The IFT

IFT Regional Conferences

After the success of the IFT’s Virtual Conference in July 2020, we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting two regional conferences in November 2020, both of which will be run virtually on Zoom.

The IFT North Conference will take place on Wednesday 4th November at 17:30.

The IFT Midlands and West & Wales Conference will take place on Wednesday the 18th November at 17:30. 

Both conferences will be run virtually on Zoom. The conferences will focus on topics and sectors specific to each of the regions and further examine the economic impact of COVID-19 in these regions.

The non-member rate is £100. There is a discounted rate of £75 for non-members if they are referred by a member of the IFT.

The rate for Members, colleagues in Corporate Partner firms and Associate Members is £50.

The Regional Conferences will be free to anyone who attended and paid a contribution to the IFT’s Virtual Conference in July.

If you are interested in booking onto one of the Regional Conferences please contact *Please do not register using the member sign up below as we are taking bookings via the email address provided above*

We hope you can join us virtually during this exceptional time but otherwise we hope to see you in person at one of our regional events once we can meet again.

The Evolution and Growth of Debt Funds: A comparison with mainstream banks and their potential role leading borrowers out of the crisis

The Evolution and Growth of Debt Funds – A view and comparison from FRP

On Thursday 12th NovemberTom Cox of FRP will be giving us his perspective on the evolution and growth of debt funds in this webinar. Tom will also provide a comparison with mainstream banks and discuss their potential role leading borrowers out of the crisis.

Tom joined FRP in 2019 as a Partner in the Debt Advisory team. Tom has significant experience guiding clients through the most complex financing and mergers and acquisitions-related assignments. Tom has particular expertise in leveraged acquisition finance and corporate debt, and asset-based lending, and has a wide variety of sector experience including leisure and hospitality, business services, waste management, and industrials. Drawing on an extensive lending network that covers traditional commercial banks, the wider private credit market and more strategic investors, Tom is an expert in sourcing finance for the most complex situations.

The Institute For Turnaround Financial Roadmap for SMEs

We have updated our roadmap for SMEs to reflect the announcements made by the Chancellor on 5 November, in which he detailed a new phase of simplified support measures in line with a new one-month national lockdown.

This roadmap is here to support SMEs in their return to business and activity. It shows the critical points ahead so SMEs can seek early intervention in the form of help from an accredited turnaround professional.

This roadmap was created in association with Playfair Partnerships Ltd, please contact John Playfair or Simon Playfair of Playfair Partnerships Ltd if you require further assistance.

John Playfair: 07970 619986
Simon Playfair: 07968 198550.

Details are still emerging, and information is correct as of 11 November but subject to change at short notice given further government announcements.

You can download the infographic in PDF format HERE.

Pensions Case Study and Update

In this webinar you will receive a real life case study example of a family owned West Midlands Group that has dealt with Brexit, COVID-19 and a very large pension issue (from three schemes) that has nonetheless survived after the direct intervention of two IFT members and a healthy demand for Lowry paintings.

Speakers include:

IFT Fellow, Ian Parker

IFT Fellow, Richard Farr of Lincoln Pensions

Dan Mindel of Lincoln Pensions

There will also be an update on the Pensions Reform Bill and opportunity for Q&A.