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A week-long series of talks, debates and discussions, with inspirational brands, businesses, investors, curators, and change-makers.

Following on from this deeply enjoyable House of Killik (Mayfair), join us for an even more inspiring week as we take the House of Killik on the road to a pop-up in Soho. From breakfast to the bell for last orders we’ll be hosting a week of workshops, talks, debates and discussions with more inspirational brands, businesses, investors, curators, and change-makers.

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Whether it’s how we spend our time, where we eat, the brands we buy, the holidays we go on, or the businesses we believe in, we are all making calculations and investment decisions every day.

From Monday 16th October to Friday 20th October, the House of Killik played host to a series of talks, debates and discussions about those decisions, with inspirational brands, businesses, investors, curators, and change-makers.

Accompanied by a crisp G&T, courtesy of Berkeley Square Gin, the evenings covered a range of topics, from the value of our personal time and how to make the most of it, to reflections on routes to funding a business, and the future of how we holiday.

Lunchtime conversations saw some of the UK’s brightest experts, business leaders, and fund managers in conversation with our Investment Analysts: from navigating a business through the world of the Alternative Investment Market, to how to spot opportunities before they become mainstream, and investing in businesses of the future.

Take a peak at the agenda from House of Killik Mayfair | 16th – 20nd October

Income from Infrastructure | In discussion with  3i

Lunchtime discussion | 12:30pm – 1:15pm

Location: Mayfair branch

Over the last two years almost every single leader in the Western World has talked about investing in infrastructure. So what does the reality look like and how does this impact Investors? Killik & Co’s Gordon Smith met with 3i’s Chief Financial Officer James Dawes to discuss the nature of investing in infrastructure; from how they select their investments and what the current environment looks like, to what they thought would stand the test of time from an income perspective.

Travelling to new frontiers

Evening discussion |  6:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Mayfair branch

The way that we travel has changed. From what we want to experience and how we curate our Wanderlust wishlists, to how we expect to book and share our adventures, travelling the world has never seemed more open and available. Hosted by Hedonist’s Guide To, connoisseurs of travel Fiona Kerr (Features Editor at Conde Nast Traveller) and Jos Davies (Black Tomato) joined us in our Music Room to discuss making Bucket Lists a reality, how service can never be personal enough, and how to manage the rise of professional influencers.

Investing in emerging markets | Breakfast With Utilico

Breakfast Briefing | 9:00am – 10:00am

Location: Mayfair branch

Emerging markets have rallied over 20% so far this year, more than double the S&P 500’s 12% return through September’s end. Following this strong performance and clear signs of economic improvement from the region over the last 12 months, Charles Jillings, Investment Manager of Utilico Emerging Markets (UEM-LON), talked to Killik & Co’s Gordon Smith about the current investment outlook for the region. He discussed his differentiated approach to investing in the emerging markets and how UEM identify opportunities primarily in the infrastructure and utility sectors.

What lies ahead in the Life Sciences | In Conversation with Syncona

Lunchtime discussion | 12:30pm – 1:15pm

Location: Mayfair branch

The Wellcome Trust exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. Syncona Partners LLP was founded as an independent subsidiary of the Wellcome Trust in September 2012 and in December 2016, Syncona Ltd was formed. The company then set about investing in promising early and late-stage healthcare companies with the aim of capturing the full value of UK science. Killik & Co’s Senior Fund Analyst Gordon Smith talked to Syncona’s Chief Investment Officer Chris Hollowood and Chief Investment Officer of BACIT UK, Arabella Cecil, about the potential of delivering transformational treatments to patients, from how they navigate their way through the complex world of early-stage development to how they approach investing in the commercialisation of life science technologies.

How to spot a narcissist and what to do when you do

Breakfast briefing | 8:30am – 9:30am

Location: Mayfair branch

Thanks to Jon Ronson, we may all be able to spot a psychopath at work, but can you spot a narcissist? We learnt how to identify the narcissists among you and stay ‘5 Steps Ahead’ over coffee and a croissant with Forensic Psychologist Dr Angela Smith and divorce consultant Laura Rosefield, from detecting the characteristic, to dealing with them effectively in everyday life.

Will Power

Lunchtime discussion | 12:30pm – 1:15pm

Location: Mayfair branch

Women are now the breadwinners in over 50% of UK households, therefore ensuring women are empowered to protect and make the most of their assets has never been more prevalent. Killik & Co’s Head of Wealth Planning Svenja Keller led an intimate table talk on why a will is so important, the benefits of estate planning and the best ways you can protect your wealth for yourself and future generations.

Women in the art world

Evening discussion | 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Mayfair branch

As eleven of the art world’s most powerful women came together to call for better representation of female artists, we invited female gallerist Jenna Burlingham and editor of The Art Newspaper Anna Brady to discuss the role of women when it comes to collecting art. In association with LAPADA, The Art Newspaper’s Anna Brady and Art Dealer Jenna Burlingham discussed the secondary market and explored the role women play in the art world today.

Special Situations: Spotting the Opportunity Before it Goes Mainstream

Lunchtime discussion | 12:30pm – 1:15pm

Location: Mayfair branch

It isn’t always the better-known brands and businesses where money can be made on the markets. Our Head of Special Situations Mike Savage discussed how the team identify great value opportunities before they become mainstream. President of Altitude Group, Martin Varley joined him to talk about Altitude’s special focus on Channl – a proposition that enables small promotional product distributors to offer ready-made web stores for their customers.

Investing in yourself: making the most of your time

Evening discussion | 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Mayfair branch

The concept of “time is money” began in the 5th Century BC, when Antiphon (Athenian Orator and Politician) proclaimed that “the most costly outlay is time”. In a world where technology was meant to give us more time, how is it that most of us feel like we have less? Enter Vicky Silverthorn and Polly Hadden-Paton to the rescue, PAs to the stars and whip smart entrepreneurs, who joined us to help us all make the most of our valuable time. From when to switch on your smartphone, to how to fold your t-shirts, they shared their top-tips (minus the clichés) with Georgie Killik covering everything you need, to make every minute count.

Navigating Alternative Investment Markets: a discussion with Everyman Cinema and the London Stock Exchange

Lunchtime discussion | 12:30pm – 1:15pm

Location: Mayfair branch

UK cinemas grew 17.3% last year, and are set to grow further this year and next. Prosecco-sipping cinemagoers are favouring higher-end venues to watch their latest movie, such as Everyman cinema, which specialises in comfy sofas and a diverse menu of food and drinks. Crispin Lilly, CEO of Everyman Media, an AIM-listed company that is successfully reinventing the UK cinema market, met with Killik & Co’s smaller companies specialist Graham Neale, and Marcus Stuttard, Head of AIM at the London Stock Exchange to share the secrets to successfully navigating AIM, the benefits of investing in smaller businesses and the outlook for the ever-evolving smaller companies market.

 

Sociable Start-Ups: how to launch a business in a seriously competitive market

Evening discussion | 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Mayfair branch

This year, the number of entrepreneurs in the UK increased by 6.4%. The business school formula often seems so simple: identify a need, create a product, make some profit. But what do you do when there are hundreds, if not thousands, of competitors already out there? Start-up expert and Courier Magazine co-founder Jeff Taylor talked to three founders who have deftly navigated exactly that. Between them, The Modern Pantry’s Anna Hansen,  Master Distiller of Sacred Gin Ian Hart, and Beerbods founder Matt Lane have tackled some of the most saturated and notoriously difficult markets out there. We heard them share their stories on different routes to investment, handling growth, and what they wish they knew when starting out.