Official LV= County Championship Shirt Sponsor
Michael Piddock, Marketing Director of Octopus Investments:
“We’re pleased to be partnering with Warwickshire, completing our hat-trick of Twenty20 cricket sponsorships for the upcoming season. Edgbaston is fast becoming the ‘Home of t20’, hosting the Finals Day for the next four years, so this deal will play an important part in establishing Octopus’ support for the game.
“T20 cricket is innovative, accessible, and therefore a spot-on fit with the Octopus brand. Our goal is to make investing something anyone can understand and engage with.”
Founded in 2000, Octopus is one of the UK’s fastest growing investment management companies. We currently manage £3 billion assets on behalf of 50,000 customers. We offer a straight-talking approach to investments, exceptional customer service and a range of products that do what they say they will.
Working closely with over 3,000 financial advisers and wealth managers, often via strategic partnerships, we provide tax efficient investment solutions and discretionary fund management services to retail investors. Our core products include a range of venture capital trusts, enterprise investment schemes, inheritance tax services and a discretionary fund management solution.
We focus on areas of the market that are inefficient and where we believe hard work pays off for our customers. Our four areas of investment expertise are: ventures; specialist finance; smaller companies; and multi manager. We have dominant or high-growth positions in all of these markets, and invest into some of the UK’s most dynamic smaller companies, providing a wide range of funding options for exceptional businesses.
Over the last decade, Octopus has won a number of awards for its customer-driven product design and services. We’ve twice been voted one of the best 100 SMEs to work for, we’re one of only two investment firms to have ever been rated AAA for service by Citywire, and in November 2012 we were awarded the Financial Adviser 5 Star Award for quality service from investment product providers.