Mike Boydell , MD - Shares
Mike is Managing Director of AJ Bell Media and has overall responsibility for the business, covering print, online, events and third party solutions. He was previously founding MD of ADVFN plc, which was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2000. He has hosted and presented at hundreds of investment focussed events and has appeared on BBC Radio and TV, ITV, Sky, CNBC, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera and was a regular commentator on LBC radio.
Nick Brind , Fund Manager of the Polar Capital Global Financials Trust PLC - Polar Capital
Nick Brind is a fund manager in the 8 strong financial team at Polar Capital. He is a co-manager of the Polar Capital Global Financials Trust and manager of the Polar Capital Income Opportunities Fund. He has 23 years of investment experience having previously worked at New Star Asset Management, Exeter Asset Management and Capel-Cure Myers.
Dan Brocklebank , Head of UK - Orbis Investments
Dan Brocklebank, Master of Arts (Honours) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Brasenose College, University of Oxford), Chartered Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst. Dan joined Orbis Investments in 2002 as part of the investment team. From 2006-16, he was responsible for building out and leading the global sector investment team in London. In 2016 he was appointed to lead Orbis' 160 staff and two UK offices as well as oversee Orbis’ client efforts in the UK.
John Carnegie , The Monks Investment Trust, Partner - Baillie Gifford
John graduated BA in Sociology from Durham University in 1994 and MLitt in Management, Economics and Politics from St Andrews University in 1995. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford he spent ten years working as a sell side equity analyst for Credit Suisse, Citigroup and ABN Amro. John joined Baillie Gifford in 2006 and is a Director in the Global Alpha Team in the Clients Department with particular responsibility for Global Alpha clients. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK. John became a Partner in 2017.
Patrick Haines , Regional Director - Close Brothers Asset Management
Patrick is responsible for Close Brothers’ Southern Region encompassing the London, Gatwick and Bristol offices. Patrick is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society (PFS) and has been advising clients on retirement and estate planning matters for over 25 years. Much of his time now involves working closely with firms of solicitors to ensure clients are prepared for life in retirement and the positioning of clients’ estate for the next generation.
Paul Mahoney , MD & Founder - Nova Financial
Paul is the Founder & Managing Director at Nova Financial Group; an industry leading property investment and financial advice company offering an end to end advisory service for Buy to Let investors; www.nova.finanical . Paul is a published author, Property TV show and podcast host, keynote speaker and property expert/commentator as well as a qualified financial advisor and mortgage advisor who specialises in property investment. He and his advisory team have many decades of experience in the property industry and have assisted thousands of investors in the UK and abroad on how best to achieve their lifestyle and financial goals through property investment.
David Roberts , Investment Director - The House Crowd
David heads up The House Crowd’s London office in One Canada Square, Canary Wharf. Having spent over ten years working with high net worth clients David felt there was an enormous opportunity for The House Crowd to work with bigger investors, family offices and institutional funds. David believes the growth in alternative finance will disrupt many of the traditional wealth management businesses as tech savvy investors can access market beating returns from Crowdfunding Platforms at the click of button, without unnecessary management fees.
Tom Selby , Senior Analyst - AJ Bell
Tom is a pensions expert and commentator whose views are sought by national journalists across print and broadcast media. He regularly appears on BBC Radio 4’s weekly ‘Moneybox’ programme to discuss retirement issues and has been a central figure in the campaign to tackle pension scams. In a previous life Tom was a financial journalist for adviser trade publication Money Marketing.
Katy Thorneycroft , Fund Manager of JPMorgan Multi-Asset Trust plc - J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Katy Thorneycroft, managing director, is a portfolio manager in the Multi-Asset Solutions team, focusing on multi-strategy investing, including benchmark oriented, flexible and total return strategies, as well as funds of investment trusts. An employee since 1999, Katy was previously a portfolio manager in the convertible bonds team and a member of the Multi-Asset Solutions team in New York. Prior to this, Katy was a portfolio manager in the European Equity group in London focusing on small and mid-cap strategies. Katy obtained a M.Chem. from the University of Oxford and is a CFA charterholder
Richard Wilson , Head of Marketing - ThinCats
Richard has more than 20 years of financial services experience – predominantly in asset management – having led marketing teams at Aberdeen Asset Management, Henderson Global Investors and Jupiter Asset Management.