Capital Access Group advises companies on effective engagement with investors. Our approach provides both company and investor with a fully compliant solution to the challenge of effective corporate access under the constraints of MiFID II.
We target the institutional investors that are hard to reach. These include smaller institutions, pension funds and Private Client Fund Managers. These under-serviced investors are located not only in London but across the regions of the UK and Europe.
Our clients, ranging from AIM to FTSE100 companies, benefit from our professional, long-term relationships with investors. We can demonstrate how this unrivalled access positively impacts share price performance.
"The advice and insight Capital Access adds are valued contributions to our corporate PR and IR strategy."
Brian Bickell, CEO, Shaftesbury PLC
"Capital Access Group helps Waterman to stand out in a crowded market and has improved our share price."
Nick Taylor, CEO, Waterman Group PLC
"The quality of the investor roadshows is excellent. Our shareholder register has broadened significantly."
Andrew Lewis, Group FD, Avon Rubber
"Our register diversified with PCFM holdings moving from 2% to 8% in 18 months. I highly value their advice."
IR Director, FTSE100 Support Services company
"The team has strong links with hard to reach investors. This adds value to our IR programme."
Sarah Bellamy, Manager, Investor Relations, RBS
"The team have a specialist understanding of the PCFM market and provide valuable input to our IR activity."
Tony Dunk, Director, Investor Relations, St James’s Place
RICHARD FEIGEN - Chief Executive
As CEO of Capital Access Group, Richard has proven experience. He is one of the best known figures in the City, having previously been ranked No.1 in Growth Company Magazine's list of Movers and Shakers. Richard has been offering senior advice to companies since 1995. For 11 years he was the Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Seymour Pierce, where he led the firm from a small brokerage to the UK’s top ranked AIM broker and advisor. After leaving Seymour Pierce in 2010, Richard founded Hub Capital Partners, until recently a London based financial adviser specialising in small and mid cap companies. His clients have ranged from fashion and leisure brands to software companies and football clubs including ASOS, Monsoon, Supergroup, Chelsea FC and Dominos Pizza. Richard is also Non-Executive Chairman of AIM-listed Utilitywise plc.
KATHERINE TAYLOR-JONES - Finance Director
Katherine is an experienced and passionate finance director. Katherine is a fellow of CIMA and is a graduate member of a number of other professional institutions. Prior to joining Capital Access Group, Katherine worked in financial services for over 10 years, most recently for a market leading insurance company specialising in the armed forces sector. Katherine has also worked in professional services and several other business sectors, she is also experienced in strategic leadership, business development, corporate governance and compliance. Katherine lead a number of complex and difficult corporate governance and internal control projects for large international corporations, to successful conclusion. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys fitness and going for long walks with her two dogs.
SIMON BRICKLES - Chairman
Simon is a director of several private and public companies. He was formerly Head of AIM at the London Stock Exchange. Under his leadership AIM became probably the most successful growth market in the world. He has spent over 20 years developing and operating capital markets in many different countries. Simon was also CEO of Plus Markets (now ISDX) where he coordinated the creation of the first new stock exchange in London for 200 years. Originally a barrister, Simon is an experienced non-executive director and corporate governance expert.
NICOLA STEWART - Director
Nicky was an Institutional stockbroker for 18 years prior to joining Capital Access Group in January 2015 as an account manager. Her career began at Natwest Markets/Deutsche Bank as an equity research analyst, before becoming Global Head of media research at Commerzbank Securities and then assuming the head of team role at WestLB Panmure. Consistently highly ranked by investors in independent surveys, reaching number two in II in Europe, Nicky switched into equity sales at JP Morgan in 2005, followed by Canadian broker Canaccord Genuity. For the past 7 years she has been a UK generalist. She has a First Class BSc Honours science degree from Edinburgh University and an MSc in Business Finance. Outside the office, Nicky is a trustee of an award winning charity, Resurgo Spear, which helps support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into education and employment.
ED WELSBY - Director
Ed joined Capital Access Group in 2013 and is currently Head of Access in addition to managing a range of client accounts. Prior to joining the business, he spent five years as a private client stockbroker and managed funds for a variety of clients including individuals, trusts, charities and businesses. He is a holder of the CISI’s Investment Advice Diploma, the CFA Society’s Investment Management Certificate and is currently studying toward the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. In his spare time, Ed’s interests include travel, music and food. He is also a keen viewer of, and a not-so-keen participant in, a number of sports.
SCOTT FULTON - Director
Scott Fulton is a capital markets professional who has spent 30 years working with companies and funds across a range of sectors and geographies. Scott started his career as an investment analyst, specialising in building materials and construction. Over 15 years, he worked for BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and ABN Amro. Within investor and public relations, Scott has held senior roles in agencies and in-house advising a number of clients on financial calendar reporting, M&A and IPOs. Most recently, he was Head of Research at Whitman Howard where he focused on UK residential companies and the development of the firm’s approach to MiFID II. Scott is responsible for the PR practice at Capital Access Group in addition to advisory work with corporate access clients.
OLIVER HARRIS-ST JOHN - Associate Director
Oliver joined Capital Access Group in 2010 as a Team Assistant. In 2014, he moved to the Analytics team, providing targeting and analytics for the Investor Access team. His spare time comprises travelling and following Tottenham Hotspur forever optimistically.
DANIEL ATKINSON-HOPE - Head of Corporate Access
Daniel has been with Capital Access Group since June 2014. Prior to this, he held several sales roles in media and financial services. He led sales teams in his native South Africa and in his capacity as a registered Debt Counsellor advised on personal debt rehabilitation. Since moving to the UK in 2012, he has worked in boutique investment houses responsible for all facets of client management. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance and Economics from the prestigious University of Cape Town. His spare time comprises sports, reading, music and travel.
AMANDA WILLIAMS - Account Executive
Amanda began her career at S.G.Warburg plc in 1987 working in a number of roles within investment banking before joining Shell Investment fund where she trained as an investment manager. She left Shell to join Thornton Investment Management (taken over by Dresdner RCM Global Investors) where she was a fund manager and looked after several discretionary pension funds and retail funds on behalf of clients. Amanda then left fund management and moved into investor relations, using her hands on experience of managing money to help clients better understand the demands of their shareholders. She became a Director of Frew MacMaster, an investor relations boutique where she managed a portfolio of clients helping them to devise and execute their investor relations strategies and also to deliver investor perception studies. She left Frew Macmaster to establish her own investor relations consultancy providing strategic investor relations advice and services to UK companies whilst also providing investor relations and expertise to two PR companies ( the Cardew Group and Madano). She holds the IIMR IMC and has successfully completed the Advanced Investment Management Programme at London Business School. Amanda plays golf in her spare time and seems to spend far too much of her weekend standing on the side of sports pitches (normally in the rain), watching her three sons play rugby and hockey.
REBECCA JAMIESON - Account Executive
Rebecca joined Capital Access Group in August 2017 as an Account Executive. She joined from Carpenter Farraday where she spent three years working in Executive Search, managing a range of clients within Public and Private Equity Funds, Debt and Credit funds. In her spare time, she enjoys exercise, the cinema and playing the piano.
JAMES HARTGILL - Analyst
James is part of the of Analytics team at Capital Access. He spent a year on the Access Advisory team before moving to help develop and scale the Analytics product. He has a degree in Economics and International Relations. In his spare time, James enjoys cycling, climbing and photography.
MARIA KACMAROVA - Administration Executive
Maria joined Capital Access Group in 2014 as a Administration Executive. She has recently graduated from further education with a distinction in HNC Business Management and is now looking for her next step to take in further education. Maria enjoys hiking, wine & travelling.
FLORENCE PAYNE - Administrative Assistant
Florence joined Capital Access Group as an Administrative Assistant in May 2017. She has previous administration experience within an electrical company and is a former Beauty Therapist. Florence enjoys prosecco, good food and holidays in the sun.
LORRAINE REES - Investor Perception Surveys
Lorraine established IR-connect in 2014 as a new investor relations consultancy. Prior to that she had been IR Director at Standard Life plc, Head of IR at The Phoenix Group, and an equity analyst at Exane BNP Paribas. She originally trained as a chartered accountant, and has also worked in strategy, corporate finance and banking.
LETI McMANUS - European Roadshows
Leti, our Zurich-based affiliate, is a seasoned professional with 13 years of equity capital markets and IR experience. Leti currently acts as an independent consultant, involved in advisory mandates related to capital markets, investor access and investor relations for a range of corporates, exchanges and development banks. Previously Leti was a Director, Corporate Broking, with Seymour Pierce in London, where she focused on Continental European investors and Emerging Market corporates. Before moving to London in 2006, Leti worked for a financial services group in Geneva (Switzerland), where she provided Continental European IR consulting, investor access and fundraising services for US and Canadian-listed corporates. Leti holds an MSc in Business Strategy from the Norwegian School of Management Oslo (Norway) and a BA in Communication and PR from the University of Bucharest (Romania). In addition to English, Leti speaks French, Norwegian and Romanian.