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How To Become A Business Angel: Practical advice for aspiring investors in unquoted companies by Richard Hargreaves

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Chapter 2: Deciding Whether to be an Angel

Introduction

This chapter considers the issues you should address when deciding whether to either become an angel or to expand your angel investing.

I describe some research evidence on the investment returns that can be made by angels, the positive effect on these returns of available tax reliefs, strategies that can enhance investment returns and the characteristics that I believe angels need.

Also discussed is the need for portfolio diversification to offset the large risks involved in any one investment.

Finally, the chapter discusses other ways of investing in the early-stage growth company sector without the level of involvement required of an angel. This will suit some people better than ...

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