Kin Capital provides fundraising, fund management, compliance and custodial services across the venture capital industry, covering EIS, BR, VCT and SEIS funds.

We help advisers and investors navigate a range of tax-efficient tools, and have over 60 years of combined experience in the industry. We make accessing tax-efficient investments easier.

Christian Elmes , Partner , Kin Capital

Christian Elmes


Over the last ten years, Christian has been responsible for developing a number of tax efficient products, particularly Enterprise Investment Schemes. He is able to lead on tax efficient product development from inception through to completion, because of his financial and tax background and commercial experience.

Christian is a non-executive board member to a number of Leisure and Hospitality companies, Casper & Cole Ltd, Wright & Bell Ltd, Albion & East Ltd, Camm & Hooper Ltd and Darwin & Wallace Ltd.

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Richard Hoskins, Partner, Kin Capital

Richard Hoskins


Richard has over 12 years experience raising money for and structuring tax efficient investment funds. Prior to co-founding Kin, he spent four years as a partner at RAM Capital and before that Oxford Capital and Noble Group. He is a member of the global CFA Institute and UK’s Chartered Insurance Institute.

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Harriet Doherty (née Preston-Morley), Director - Sales & Marketing, Kin Capital

Harriet Doherty (née Preston-Morley)

Director - Sales & Marketing

Harriet is Director of sales and marketing, having previously worked for Calculus Capital, an EIS and VCT Fund; and Terrapinn where she worked both in New York and London. Her experience includes fundraising, investor relations, business development and marketing. Harriet graduated from Durham University and also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) – CFA UK.

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Mark Stephens, Business Development Manager, Kin Capital

Mark Stephens

Business Development Manager

Mark focuses on business development and educating financial intermediaries about Kin’s range of products. He has over 10 years experience in financial services and in more recent years has been heavily focused in the ‘tax-efficient’ space at Blackfinch Investments. He is currently studying towards the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.

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Anthony Davies, Fund Services Manager, Kin Capital

Anthony Davies

Fund Services Manager

Anthony focuses on fund management operations and client assets / custodian services. He is a Chartered Accountant having been trained at Deloitte and prior to joining Kin worked at Augentius – the international private equity and real estate fund service / depository provider. He has over 6 years’ experience in financial services.

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Sherine Ashraf, Associate, Kin Capital

Sherine Ashraf


Having previously held positions with St James’s Place and Brooks Wealth Management, Sherine joined the team as an Associate. She is a graduate of Aston Business School and a member of the CFA Society of the UK having successfully completed Unit 1 of the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) – CFA UK.

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Katherine Norris, Compliance, Kin Capital

Katherine Norris


Katherine assists on regulatory compliance matters. Her background in finance, fund administration and accounting and financial services regulation spans over 16 years.

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Martin Sherwood, Senior Development Director , Kin Capital

Martin Sherwood

Senior Development Director

Martin Sherwood has many years’ experience of small company fundraising and in particular the tax-efficient investment market, specialising in the Leisure & Hospitality Sectors. Martin is currently chairman of the four British Country Inns companies and of Halcyon Hotels and Resorts plc, which was a major investor in Luxury Family Hotels, which he helped launch 20 years ago. He was founder and head of Tax Efficient Solutions, first at Teather & Greenwood (1997-2004) and subsequently at Smith & Williamson (2004-2010), which he left to found Enterprise.

Martin has been closely involved in both Venture Capital Trusts and Enterprise Investment Schemes since their inception, and is a founder director of the EIS Association, the official trade association of the EIS industry.

Martin works very closely with a wide range of Hospitality & Leisure entrepreneurs and has a significant network of investors and professional contacts as well as being a serial investor in his own right.

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