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Amati Backstage

Welcome to our Backstage area

Here we would like to offer you an insight into some of the activities that take place behind the scenes at Amati.

If you are curious to hear the violin pictured on our literature being played, you can do so here. We may also take requests!"

You can find a free download of a chapter which our CEO, Paul Jourdan, has contributed to "Professional Investor Rules", a book published on 1 Dec 2012 by Harriman House, UK's leading publisher of finance, trading and investment books. You can also download this chapter free of charge on IBook, Google Play or Amazon. The publisher has referred to this chapter as "One of the undoubted highlights of the book" , describing it as "A highly pellucid and thought-provoking piece, it takes an unflinching look at what it means to be a successful investor engaged in the "living and strangely intelligent organism" of today's financial markets - the importance of self-knowledge, the vital role of history and stories, and the limits of certainty that every investor must come to terms with."

Amati Global Partners gives 10% of its profits distributed to its Members to charity, either through a donation or in the form of sponsorship, with the money being paid from Amati Global Investors Ltd. This is done by each Member choosing which charity they wish to support, with the amount given being in proportion to the percentage of the partnership that they own.

The following are some of the projects that we have been involved in and supported to date (more information on these projects on the right hand of this page):

  • Sistema Scotland, a charity set up to transform the lives of children from neighbourhoods with troubled histories, aspiring to achieve regeneration, through intensive music education and participation in orchestras.
  • "The AniMotion Show" which Amati has sponsored on two occasions to date, first event was on 11 November 2012 at the National Museum of Scotland - this was a wonderfully original collaboration between the percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, the cellist Philip Sheppard, and the artist Maria Rud. We are again supporting "The AniMotion Show" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015.
  • The Anne Rowling Rengerative Neurology Clinic is a charitable University of Edinburgh research facility focusing on a wide range of neurological conditions, especially neurodegenerative diseases

Amati has put considerable effort into taking a full and constructive part in the major debates which have taken place around the VCT industry over the last few years. We have included a page where you can see Amati's responses to certain high profile public consultation documents which have impacted the VCT industry. The most recent was from HMT and HMRC concerning VCT share buy-backs. Prior to that there was a paper from the financial services regulator in 2012 called CP 12/19, which threatened far reaching changes to the VCT industry, although these were largely dropped following the consultation.

We very much appreciate hearing your feedback or comments, so please contact us on anything that you see here, or any of the funds that we manage, by emailing us at