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About MSIF

Why Invest? :: About MSIF :: MSIF :: Merseyside Special Investment Fund

Investment from a supportive funding provider is a positive step for a business to take. If you have the right finance package in place and an experienced funder on board, your business will be in a much stronger position to develop, grow and be successful.

Every applicant is different and it is important that a funding package is put together to suit the individual needs of each business.

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Development, Growth, Success. Investment from a supportive funding provider is a positive step for a business to take.

If you have the right finance package in place and an experienced funder on board, your business will be in a much stronger position to develop, grow and be successful.

Our Values :: MSIF

MSIF has been investing in Merseyside businesses since 1994. We are a local, independent organisation which is not bound by national policy - all lending decisions are made here in Liverpool.

Our experience and local knowledge of the unique characteristics of the region gives us a greater understanding of the business community here and we don’t conform to a “one size fits all” approach.

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MSIF has an impressive track record of investing in local companies, many of which would not exist without MSIF investment.

This in turn has created and saved numerous jobs locally and attracted millions of pounds of investment from the private sector.

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These are the terms and conditions subject to which you may use www.msif.co.uk; (“the Website”), whether as a guest or a registered member/user.

These terms and conditions apply to the entire contents of the Website.

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Our aim is to provide you with the highest standards of service, but we appreciate that sometimes, unfortunately, things can go wrong.

Letting us know when you are unhappy with your experience gives us the opportunity to put things right and make sure that we continue to improve to deliver the best possible service in the future.

If you would like to make a complaint, please use the contact information below and we'll acknowledge your complaint within 5 working days. Alternatively, we can log your complaint or query if you contact us.

The below summarises the six steps of our complaints handling process:

Step 1 Contacting Us

Ways to contact us:

Compliance Officer – Marc d’Abbadie
Email address; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
By post; Address; Alliance Fund Managers Ltd, 2 Exchange Court, 1 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2PP
By Telephone; 0151 236 4040

Step 2 Acknowledging your complaint

We understand that resolving your complaint quickly is of the utmost importance, but to ensure we reach a fair outcome for you, we want to conduct a thorough investigation and this can take time.

We will write to you to acknowledge your complaint within 5 working days from the receipt of your complaint.

Step 3 Investigating your complaint

Our compliance officer or another independent senior member of staff will investigate your complaint (independent from the subject matter).

They will assess the details of your complaint thoroughly, fairly and impartially in order to reach a decision. To help with their investigations, they may need to contact you to request any additional information they will need.

Step 4 Keeping you updated on our progress

Our aim is to reach a conclusion within 4 weeks of the receipt of your complaint, but this can depend on the complexity of your case. If we have not resolved your complaint by this time we will ensure you are kept updated on the progress of our investigations.

Step 5 Informing you of our decision

We will always endeavour to inform you of our decision over the telephone.

Where we have not been able to discuss our decision over the telephone we will confirm our decision in writing in a final response letter but we may still want to discuss the outcome with you. This letter will detail a full account of our findings and the rationale for our decision. In the event that your complaint has not been resolved within 8 weeks from the date of receipt, we will either provide you with a final response letter, or a further update on the progress of our investigation, explaining why we are not yet in a position to provide you with our final response.

At this point, we will also inform you that you have the option to refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service and provide you with a booklet giving you further details on the service they provide.

Step 6 The Financial Ombudsman Service

If you are not happy with our final response or, 8 weeks have passed since you initially raised your complaint with us you may refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service.

The Financial Ombudsman Service was set up by law to give most consumers a free, independent service for resolving disputes with financial firms.

If you have a complaint you should always contact us first. The Ombudsman will only consider your complaint once you have attempted to resolve it directly with us.

You have a period of 6 months in which to refer to the Ombudsman. The 6-month period starts from the date of the final response. The contact details of the Financial Ombudsman Service are as follows:

    • The Financial Ombudsman Service
      Exchange Tower
      London
      E14 9SR

 

  • Telephone: 0800 023 4567 or 0300 123 9 123
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Website: www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk
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1. Information;

The information contained in this privacy policy statement is intended to provide you with details of how we may collect and process your personal data from time to time and the circumstances giving rise to the request and receiving of data.

Alliance Fund Managers Limited acts as a data controller and processor. Alliance Fund Managers Limited is referred to as “AFM”, “we”,”us” or “our” in this privacy policy statement.

Contact Details

Alliance Fund Managers Limited, 2nd Floor, 1 Exchange Court, Dales Street, Liverpool, L2 2PP, Company registration number; 03099944

The person responsible for data protection and privacy at AFM is Marc d’Abbadie. Contact;

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alliance Fund Manager Limited’s ICO registration number is ZA135393

2. The personal Data we may collect about you:

Where we collect data that identifies an individual this is classed as “personal data”. Personal data may include (but is not limited to) a name, date of birth, contact address and telephone number.

The types of personal data we may request are:

  • Full name and Title including any previous names
  • Photographic proof of Identity (typically passports or photo driving licences)
  • Proof of address (utility bill)
  • Marital status
  • Contact information such as postal address, residential address, email address and telephone numbers
  • Tax information (Unique tax reference number and national insurance number)
  • Information regarding your investment experience, wealth, source of funds and bank details
  • Information regarding your knowledge of investment and types of transactions undertaken
  • Employment history and salary details
  • Marketing preferences which include the type of information you wish to receive and how.
  • Information we learn from you such as requests, transactions, services provided or offered, any advice or recommendations made, a log of meetings, telephone recordings (where permitted and required for regulatory purposes) complaints and dissatisfaction notes, as well as email exchanges.
  • Business organisation / Address

The above list is not exhaustive and we may from time to time require additional information in order to satisfy our legal and regulatory obligations. Where additional information is required we will provide you with a reasonable explanation of why it is required unless we are prevented from doing so by law.

AFM may use methods such as pseudonymisation which is a process whereby AFM can replace identifying fields of data with other non-identifying data fields in order to anonymise the data from the individual therefore meaning the data is no longer personal. AFM may use this method where we are required to retain certain types of information for clients, such as number of females and males employed, jobs created and average salaries paid. This type of statistical data is often required for ESG (Environmental, social and governance) investment purposes by clients to show value added investments made by AFM on behalf of its clients.

Use of this website

  • The type of data we collect when you visit our site may include your login data, internet protocol addresses, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, time zone setting and location, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this site as well as the types of products and services and searches you conduct on our site.
  • Please see our cookie policy for your information on how this site

Special Category Data

Special Category data refers to any data which is sensitive and is subject to additional rules and requirements under the General Data Protection Regulations. Special category data may include information regarding: Criminal convictions and offences, race, ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, political opinions, sexual orientation, trade union membership and information about your health, genetic and biometric data.

As a general rule we do not collect any Special Category Data about you. However, we are required to request information relating to criminal convictions as part of our recruitment process for staff and contractors undertaking regulated activities and as such, we require consent from the individual for this. If we are required by law to request any special category data from you, aside from the reasons mentioned above we will provide you with a reasonable explanation as to the nature and purpose for this request and obtain your consent. We would not be able to proceed without your consent unless there was a lawful reason for doing so.

How do we collect your personal data?

Typically, where we are required to obtain your personal data, we will request it from you. However, we may also from time to time receive your personal data through intermediaries where you have authorised the sharing of your personal data with us. Intermediaries may include Accountants, Solicitors, Independent financial advisors, Tax advisors and wealth managers who may be working on your behalf. Personal data may be provided to us via post, in person, email or via a specially created secure data room / platform. The data collection may be facilitated by way of completing an application form or questionnaire or by responding to information requests from us. We may also receive information from publicly available resources.

Why do we collect your personal data?

We only collect your personal data where we believe we have a legitimate business interest with you or we have a lawful purpose to do so. These reasons may include but may not be limited to circumstances where you:

  • Are a shareholder in one of the companies to whom we have an administration and / or management agreement with;
  • Are a Limited Partner or an investor in one of the funds to which we are appointed manager / operator, or any other such investment schemes under our management?
  • Are actively receiving investment services or products from us under a contractual arrangement or engagement.
  • Are a Controller, shareholder or an authorised signatory of a Business we have provided a loan to.
  • Consent to receiving communications from us
  • Have a contractual agreement with us
  • request resources or marketing be sent to you;
  • give us feedback or some other form or legitimate business interest with you.

How and why do we use your personal data:

Typically, we only use your data to be able to perform our duties under contracts we may have with you or where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal ground for processing your personal data, other than in relation to sending marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by emailing us at via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground, depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data.

Marketing communications

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have:

(i) requested information from us or have a contractual agreement with us; or
(ii) if you provided us with your details and have positively consented to us sending you marketing communications; and
(iii) in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party for marketing purpose, you should be advised that consent is not infinitive and you can opt-out from receiving marketing communication from us at any time by emailing; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Where you opt out of receiving our marketing communications, this will not apply to communication we make with you in relation to a legitimate business interest or lawful purposes, such as the performance of a contract we may have with you.

Change of purpose

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose.

If we need to use your personal data for a purpose unrelated to the purpose for which we collected the data, we will notify you and we will explain the legal grounds for this.

We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent only where this is required and permitted by law.

Sharing and Disclosure of your personal data:

We may share your personal data with the parties set out below for legitimate business interests and lawful purposes, these may include but are not limited to:

  • Other companies in our group who provide IT and system administration services and undertake leadership reporting. Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
  • Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors, tax advisors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance, tax and accounting services.
  • HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities based in the United Kingdom and other relevant jurisdictions who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances which may include but is not limited to The Financial Conduct Authority.
  • Fraud prevention agencies,
  • Third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.

We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

International Transfers:

We do not share or transfer your data outside of the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA).

Countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) do not always offer the same levels of protection to your personal data, so European law has prohibited transfers of personal data outside of the EEA unless the transfer meets certain criteria.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like further information regarding international transfers or the ICO (information commissioner’s office) https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/principle-8-international/

The Security of your Data

We have put in place adequate, proportionate and appropriate security measures as is required of an authorised firm to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with data breaches in accordance with the GDPR (General Data protection regulation) and we will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data Retention periods: We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory. accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

By law we must keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years for tax purposes and for at least five years after a client ceases to be a client under the UK money laundering regulations 2017.

In some circumstances we may pseudonymise your personal data for statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

GDPR personal rights:

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data (Subject access request).
  • Request correction of your personal data.
  • Request erasure of your personal data.
  • Object to processing of your personal data.
  • Request restriction of processing your personal data.
  • Request transfer of your personal data.
  • Right to withdraw consent.

For further information visit or if you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances. In order to respond to a subject access request, we will need to confirm your identity as a security measure to safeguard you from your personal data from being disclosed to non-authorised third parties. Please provide us with as much information as possible to enable us to comply with your request within an acceptable time-frame. We are required to respond to subject access requests where practically possible within 30 days and if this is not possible we will provide you with a reasonable explanation as to why this cannot be achieved.

Complaints and queries:

If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will do our best to resolve your issue. You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk).

Accurate Data:

We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure the data we hold on you is accurate and up to date and to correct any inaccuracies that we become aware of. Please help us to comply with our obligations by letting us know of any changes in relation to the data we hold about you as It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any required updates or amendments.

Where the data is stored
Our website host is Siteground and their privacy policy is located here.

Site visitation data
This site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website. Google Analytics records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system; however none of this information personally identifies you to us at MSIF. Google Analytics also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor. Google Analytics makes use of cookies. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop Google analytics from tracking your visit to pages within this website. The Google Analytics privacy policy can be read here.

Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form or via our email link, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over SMTP. Our SMTP servers are protected meaning that email content is encrypted and then the content is decrypted via our local computers and devices.

Your choices
Whenever personal data is obtained from you, you will have access to information as to how that data will be used and an option to withdraw consent and/or storage of that data at any point.

Sharing information - our third party data processors
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation required.

Data breaches
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

Changes to our privacy policy
We may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by placing a prominent notice on our web site.

Terms of use
If you continue to browse and use this website [our ‘site’] you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use.

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • This website contains material which is owned by us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England and Wales.

Privacy support and data controller
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the data controller/protection officer of this website via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The use of cookies
We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. If you continue to use our site, you have the option to agree to the use of cookies. On 26 May 2012, new rules about cookies on websites came into force. The site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about a user’s use of the site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the user’s use of the web site, compiling reports on site activity for web site operators and providing other services relating to web site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate a user’s IP address with any other data held by Google. Users may refuse the use of cookies (as above). By using the site, the user consents to the processing of data about that user by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Cookies on sites from third party organisations

Whilst browsing the website you may notice some cookies that are not related to http://www.msif.co.uk. This happens when you visit a page with content inserted from a third party. We currently embed links or widgets from the following social networking sites:
These websites may place cookies on your computer either when you access certain functionality or a page. External, linked websites might place cookies on the site, and MSIF is not responsible for this. We do not control how a third party uses their cookies. You should check these third party websites’ privacy policies for more information about their cookies if you are concerned about this.

Consent
If you want to restrict or block the cookies we set, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you could visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You’ll also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. To learn about controlling cookies on the browser of your mobile device please refer to your handset manual. Ver. 2.1

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This section provides details of the cookies MSIF uses on its websites. The following cookie information is provided in relation to your internet safety and privacy:

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Types Of Funding

This is available to individuals or businesses that are looking to start, or have recently started trading.
Development funding may be needed if your business is looking to expand, invest in equipment, staff, stock, enter into new markets, export or to fund work in progress.
Funding up to around £2million+ is provided either through a loan or equity investment.

So, If You Need Funding...


MSIF can provide funding up to £2 million +. We can invest for a variety of purposes and are one of the few organisations that are actively lending to start up companies.

MSIF can invest in limited companies, partnerships, sole traders and social enterprises.

And Market Leading Business Support...

Finance is only part of a package that a business needs to start or grow. Other factors such as getting your financial management right or devising and implementing a successful marketing strategy are very important for a business to be sustainable and successful.

Contact Details

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0151 236 4040
Postal Address
2nd Floor, Exchange Court, 1 Dale Street
Liverpool Merseyside L2 2PP
Email Address
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The Merseyside Special Investment Fund Limited group of funds are managed by Alliance Fund Managers Limited which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the course of investment business. Financial Conduct Authority Registration Number is 180891. MSIF is a trading name of Alliance Fund Managers. Both Merseyside Special Investment Fund Limited (Company Number 2981031) and Alliance Fund Managers Limited (Company Number 3099944) are registered in England and Wales with the registered office of: 2nd Floor, Exchange Court, 1 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2PP.