Simon Gergel

Simon Gergel , Portfolio Manager - Merchants Investment Trust

Conference agenda - 13.50

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.

Daniel Mahony, PhD

Daniel Mahony, PhD , Fund Manager - Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust

Conference agenda - 14.30

Daniel joined Polar Capital to set up the Healthcare team in 2007. Prior to joining Polar Capital, he was head of the European healthcare research team at Morgan Stanley, covering the European biotechnology, medical technology and healthcare services sectors. Previously, Daniel worked in New York for ING Barings Furman Selz following the US biotechnology sector. Before working in the investment field, Daniel worked as a research scientist for seven years with the majority of his time at Schering Plough Corporation in California. Daniel graduated with a BA (1st Class Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Developmental Biology from the University of Cambridge.

Tom Selby

Tom Selby , Senior Analyst - AJ Bell

Conference agenda - 16.30

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.

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