Preparing to go down a gold mine in Uruguay – a break from my normal place of work.
I have been analysing and writing about financial markets for more than 35 years, initially as a business journalist on The Times, The Economist and The Independent, more recently as a professional investor and author/columnist/podcaster. My main interests are in big picture investment issues – asset allocation, strategy and fund selection – but I also invest in individual equities where I see exceptional opportunities.
A new series of podcasts with professional investors is planned for the autumn and can be found on the Money Makers website. I also keep and track three model portfolios, which closely match the way I invest my own money, and which you can follow in my investment notebook.
My professional employment includes a number of directorships and advisory roles. I am a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and wrote a thesis on the methods of Warren Buffett while earning a master’s degree in management and finance at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Before deciding to publish my own work I wrote a regular column in the Financial Times fund management section from 2008 to 2015 and contribute occasional interviews and other pieces to The Spectator. Before that I wrote a weekly column on investment for The Independent for 12 years. I have written four books on investment and one on the game of bridge. My most recent books have been Templeton’s Way With Money, co-authored with Dr Sandy Nairn, the CEO of Edinburgh Partners (published by John Wiley, 2012) and the Investment Trusts Handbook (three annual editions so far). I have also edited and/or commissioned a number of books by other professional investors.
I welcome comments from professional investors and committed private investors. You can reach me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
MA in History, Cambridge University
MSc in Management, MIT, Sloan School of Management
MCSI Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment