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.
Daniel Coatsworth , Editor - Shares
Daniel Coatsworth is the editor at Shares and has written for the publication since 2005. He previously worked at Teletext writing about the UK stock market and money matters; and has also appeared in many of the UK's leading newspapers, news websites and personal finance magazines. He is an expert on equities and funds and is also one of the leading commentators in the field of financial education for the retail investment market.
Frazer Fearnhead , Founder & CEO - The House Crowd
Simon Gergel , Portfolio Manager - The Merchants Trust
Simon joined AllianzGI in 2006 from HSBC Halbis Partners where he managed over £900m in high income funds as well as core institutional and life UK equity portfolios. Prior to joining HSBC in 2001, Simon worked for 14 years at Phillips & Drew Fund Management where he was involved in all aspects of UK equity fund management. He graduated from Cambridge University with an honours degree in mathematics and is an associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.
Dominic Keen , Founder & CEO - The British Robotics Seed
Dominic Keen manages the the British Robotics SEIS/EIS funds. Having previously floated the software business that he founded on the London Stock Exchange, he now works with fast growing UK-based businesses to maximise their potential returns for investors.
Amy Lazenby , Investment Director - Close Brothers Asset Management
Amy is an Investment Director at Close Brothers Asset Management, Head of Discretionary Management Service and a key member of the Multi Asset Class (MAC) Committee investment team deciding our house asset allocation. Amy runs many different risk rated portfolios as well as some of the firm’s largest individual mandates, trusts, charities and socially responsible investment portfolios. Amy is a Chartered Wealth Manager and a Fellow of the Securities Institute. She sits on the editorial panel for the Securities and Investment Review.
Andrew Lister , Senior Investment Manager, Aberdeen Emerging Markets Investment Company - Standard Life Aberdeen
Andrew Lister, Co-Chief Investment Officer, joined Advance Emerging Capital in October 2000 and has 13 years’ experience investing in emerging and frontier markets. Since joining, he has been involved in all aspects of investment analysis and selection and portfolio management. His specific focus is on markets and investments in Africa and Latin America. Andrew graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA in Geography. He completed the Investment Management Certificate in 2001 and qualified as a technical analyst in 2005.
Ian Price , Divisional Director - St. James’s Place Wealth Management
Toby Ross , Manager of The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C. (SAINTS) - Baillie Gifford
Toby joined Baillie Gifford in 2006 and is Co-Head of the Global Income Growth Team and Co-Head of The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C. (SAINTS). He spent time previously at Baillie Gifford as a Global Sector Specialist and as an Investment Manager in the UK Equity Team. Toby graduated MA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2006. Toby is a CFA Charterholder.
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.