The desire of Family Offices to extend their investing into venture capital and small cap equities has never been greater, but these are asset classes which have very different characteristics to assets like commercial property. As a Family Office there are two themes that matter when it comes to investing in tax efficient equity opportunities. One is taking advantage of the opportunities to use the individual allowances of family members through the judicious use of VCTs and EIS. The second is the fact that when you have a large volume of money available to invest you need to be judicious about who you speak to. Therefore being able to come to a conference with 500 delegates and where nobody needs to know who you are unless you tell them, is a great advantage.