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Fund manager

We can act as fund investment managers.


We can write the fund investment documents.


We can help the fund raise finance.

What is a SEIS/EIS Fund?

A SEIS/EIS fund is typically a discretionary investment management service managed by a FCA approved investment manager (such as Sapphire). A SEIS/EIS fund is not a legal entity but is typically a group of individual bare trusts to enable subscription monies to be held on behalf of investors under a nominee arrangement; with each investor being the sole beneficiary of each bare trust. This is collectively known as a SEIS/EIS fund.

The typical structure of a SEIS/EIS fund:
  • A SEIS/EIS fund is typically an investment management service conducted on a discretionary basis by an investment manager;

  • The service is normally conducted subject to the terms of an investment management agreement;

  • By agreeing to invest in a fund, investors appoint the investment manager to invest their subscriptions on a discretionary basis into companies selected by the investment manager;

  • A SEIS/EIS fund is not a legal entity;

  • EIS and SEIS funds fall within the definition of “Alternative Investment Fund” for the purposes of the AIFMD; and

  • A SEIS/EIS fund is not considered to be a collective investment scheme as defined in section 235 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

Find Out More About SEIS & EIS Funds

Sapphire can act as the fund investment manager.

Finding the right FCA approved investment manager can be difficult. We have multiple funds under management, our extensive experience can help you. 

Fund Manager
Our services include the following:
  • Set up the SEIS or EIS fund.

  • Write all the investor documents.

  • Carry out a Section 21 review.

  • Help to launch the fund & raise investment.

  • Act as the ongoing investment manager.


Example funds currently managed by Sapphire

Fuel Ventures Fund

The Fuel Ventures Fund 4

The Fuel Ventures Fund 4 is an early and growth-stage investor in leading technology businesses. The Fuel Ventures Funds invest in the most ambitious entrepreneurs in the sectors covering globally scalable marketplaces, platforms and software (SaaS).

The Creative England Investment Fund

The Creative England Investment Fund

The Creative England Investment Fund is dedicated to the growth of creative industries, investing in talented people and their creative ideas, nurturing the UK's richly diverse games, TV, film and digital media industries. 

Sapphire will write the investment fund documents.

We have assisted numerous funds with their investor documents, including the FCA disclosures, the risks section, the investment management agreement and the investor application form. 

Our services include the following:
  • Help with the SEIS/EIS fund structuring.

  • Help with the fund branding.

  • Draft the FCA disclosures.

  • Work with the custodian.

  • Draft the Information Memorandum.

  • Conduct administrative procedures on your behalf.

Sapphire can help raise money for the fund.

We can assist the SEIS/EIS fund raise finance - through introduction to platforms and authorised investment professionals. 

Our services include the following:
  • Help to make sure the fund is investment ready.

  • Help the fund find investors.

  • Help answer investor questions.

  • We manage the SEIS/EIS fund.

Sapphire fund team



We are more than just a fund investment manager.

You don't have to go it alone. The team at Sapphire are here to answer your questions, help you get to grips with what is required to launch a successful fund and manage it going forward. All that - plus our dedicated help, blog resources and templates - means you will never feel you do not have enough manager support.

View fund testimonials

Couldn't recommend Boyd and Sapphire Capital Partners more. We looked at using a number of vendors to help with our EIS/FCA activities but choose Sapphire as they were the most professional, well informed and supportive of the providers we met. They are always available to speak to and are entirely flexible and accommodating to all our needs. Highly recommend.

Ben Ashworth

Portfolio Manager

Very professional service, we have worked with Sapphire for over 3 years and they have taken care of all our FCA regulated activities, really given us piece of mind that everything is being looked after properly, very safe hands.

Damon Bonser


I've worked with Boyd and the team at Sapphire Capital Partners for a number of years and am always recommending them to people I meet in the EIS sector. Boyd is great to work with, always professional and does everything he can to help.

Stan Williams

Senior Associate

We have worked with Sapphire Capital Partners for many years now and always received great service. Vasiliki and Boyd has unparalleled insight in and knowledge of the UK tax efficient market. They do a great job enabling access to SEIS, EIS and VCTs for both companies looking for funding as well as to professionals having set up their own investment services.

Gustaf Sander

Head Of Business Operations

I give highly positive recommendations to Boyd and the Sapphire Team, having worked with them to complete various EIS and real estate transactions. Sapphire are professional, thorough and knowledgeable, with our business benefiting significantly from their regulatory and commercial advice.

Andrew Cameron


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Download our free eBook guide to SEIS & EIS funds.

Our FREE eBook guide will help you understand SEIS and EIS funds.

  • What are SEIS/EIS funds.
  • Explanation of the tax benefits.
  • How to set a fund up.
  • The steps involved in raising finance.

Our eBook will save you valuable time and expense in your quest to launch a SEIS or an EIS Fund.

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Sapphire works across two UK offices, based in London and Belfast.

London Office

34 South Molton St,
London, W1K 5RG.

+44 (0) 28 9059 7213

Belfast Office

28 Deramore Park,
Belfast, BT9 5JU.

+44 (0) 28 9059 7213

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