About the Editor
I have been analysing and writing about financial markets for more than 30 years, initially as a business journalist on The Times, The Economist and The Independent, more recently as an independent investment professional and author/columnist. My main interests are in “big picture” investment issues – asset allocation, strategy and fund selection – but I also invest in private and listed equities where I see exceptional opportunities. I am a qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.
My professional employment includes a number of advisory roles and non-executive directorships, including Saunderson House, a London private client advisory firm, where I am a senior adviser on investment strategy and research, Genagro Services Ltd, founders of and advisers to the Brazilian farmland company Agrifirma Brazil, and Jupiter Primadona Growth Trust, an investment trust listed in London. For three years, from February 2008 until January 2010, I was an independent non-executive director of Hargreaves Lansdown plc, the UK’s leading fund and stockbroking firm.
I have been writing columns for the Financial Times fund management section since 2008 and also contribute regularly to The Spectator. Before that I wrote a weekly column on investment for The Independent for 12 years. I have written three books on investment and one on the game of bridge. My most recent book, Templeton’s Way With Money, co-authored with Dr Sandy Nairn, the CEO of Edinburgh Partners, was published in the United States by John Wiley in 2012.
I welcome comments from professional investors and committed private investors. You can reach me on firstname.lastname@example.org. While I move around a fair deal, I promise to get back to you (eventually!).
MA in History, Cambridge University
MSc in Management, MIT, Sloan School of Management
MCSI; Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment
Founder, Independent Investor
Senior Adviser, Saunderson House
Director, Genagro Services Ltd
Director, Jupiter Primadona Growth Trust
Senior Adviser, Pantheon Resources
Templeton’s Way With Money
The story of Sir John Templeton’s career and investment methods, including previously unpublished letters to clients.
A study of successful UK professional investors
Analysis and perspective on the career of the UK’s most successful fund manager of the postwar period.
Professional Investor Rules
An anthology of professional tips on how to succeed as an investor, for which I wrote the introduction.