ABOUT THE EVENT
UNDERSTAND – key trends, risks and growth opportunities in the investing space for the coming 12 months and beyond
CONNECT – with Investors’ Chronicle journalists, other private investors, and leading professionals in the financial sector from veteran investor Deborah Meaden to best-selling author Andrew Craig
DISCOVER – which industries are bound to grow and which will struggle to bounce back? How are changes in technology due to affect the investment landscape – which trends in big tech should investors watch? What can investors expect as the world continues on a path towards net zero?
- Deborah Meaden - Investor Meadenspeak, Bowdens Business Centre
Deborah is a business leader, investor, TV personality and writer, well known for her appearances on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den.
Deborah launched her own glass and ceramics export company straight out of Business College and then went on to set up one of the first Stefanel fashion franchises in the UK. With several successful businesses in the leisure and retail sector under her belt, Deborah became Managing Director of the holiday park business Westar Holidays, acquired the major shareholding in a management buyout and later sold the company in a deal with Phoenix Equity Partners worth £33million whilst retaining a 23% stake. Following this, Deborah continued to innovate and develop the company, selling her remaining shares when the business was sold to Parkdean Holidays for £83m.
Deborah first appeared on Dragons’ Den in Series 3 and is known as a shrewd and reasonable Dragon. The show has led her to invest and advise in all manner of businesses leading to a wide-ranging portfolio covering a variety of sectors from research and fashion to DIY and food. She continues to invest in Businesses outside of Dragons Den and most famously saved Fox Brothers, Somerset’s oldest textile mill which now exports across the globe.
Deborah supports ethical, fair practice both in business and in life believing that taking care of the environment and wildlife is essential for our future security and wellbeing. She is actively involved in numerous charities and is a Fellow of the WWF, a Trustee of Tusk Trust and Ambassador for Micro-loan Foundation, Marine Conservation Society and World Horse Welfare amongst others. She has become a CIWF Compassion Visionary.
- Mary Buffett - Author/Speaker BUFFETT ENTERPRISES, INC.
For over twenty years, Mary Buffett has been considered the world’s leading authority on the subject of Warren Buffett’s investment methods. She has written 9 international bestselling investment books, co-authored with David Clark, that have been translated into 24 foreign languages and are considered “investment classics”. Her latest book is 7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett, co-authored with Sean Seah.
- Paul Donovan - Chief Economist UBS
Paul is the Chief Economist of UBS Global Wealth Management. He is a member of the Global Investment Committee, and (despite being told to stop studying art at the age of twelve) sits on the UBS Art Board. He is a UBS Opinion Leader, and a member of UBS Pride. He participates in the UBS Nobel Perspectives program and is a supporter of the UBS Women in Economics program.
Paul is responsible for developing and presenting the UBS economic outlook, marketing the UBS view on economics, policy and politics around the world. He regularly appears in the print and broadcast media, and is a reluctant Tweeter on economic issues. Paul started at UBS Investment Bank as an intern in 1992, and was Global Economist before moving to Global Wealth Management in August 2016.
Paul has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford, sitting on its investment committee and development board, and is a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Circle of Oxford. He holds an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London. Paul sits on the Research Advisory Board of Open for Business, is part of the World Economic Forum’s Chief Economists’ Community, and is a Commissioner on the Institute of Directors’ Shinkwin Commission looking at diversity. Paul is also a co-founder of the Peter Culverhouse Memorial Trust (a cancer research and patient care charity). He is an amateur heavyweight boxer, plays at being a farmer (with sheep, apples, and pears), and is a keen skier.
Paul co-authored “From Red to Green? How the financial credit crunch could bankrupt the environment” with Julie Hudson, published in August 2011. “Food Policy and the Environmental Credit Crunch: From Soup to Nuts”, also co-authored with Julie, was published in September 2013. Paul contributed to “How the world really works: the economy”, a children’s guide to economics published in May 2014. His book "The Truth About Inflation" was published in April 2015, with a Spanish language version published in September 2018. His latest book "Profit and Prejudice: The Luddites of the Fourth Industrial Revolution" looking at the increasing economic risks arising from prejudice was published in November 2020.
- Ranjan Bhattacharya - Founder Succeed in Property
Ranjan is one of the most accomplished and respected real estate entrepreneurs in the UK. Over the last 30 years he has built an extensive portfolio of residential and commercial property.
Through Ranjan's numerous property companies he specialises in re-purposing commercial buildings to create optimal cash-flow for long term rental.
Ranjan's latest project is a 10,000 sq ft serviced office and business centre providing flexible working space in the heart of St. Albans.
- Anne Glover - CEO and Co-founder Amadeus Capital Partners
Anne is CEO and Co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners, the international technology investor, which has raised over $1bn for investment in high growth technology companies since 1997. Anne has been an active venture capitalist for 30 years. Early in her career Anne worked in the US for Cummins Engine Company and then Bain & Co, before returning to the UK to join Apax Partners. She became COO of one of her investee companies, Virtuality Group, after it listed on the LSE in 1993, before she went on to found Amadeus.
A former Chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and of Invest Europe, Anne was appointed as a Non Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England in 2018. In 2019, Anne became a member of the Investment Committee of Yale Corporation and, in January 2021, Anne was appointed as an external member of the Venture Capital Investment Committee of CDC Group. Anne is also a member of the UK Investment Council and sits on the Advisory Committee of the Montanaro Global Innovations Fund. Anne holds an MA from Clare College, Cambridge, and an MPPM from Yale School of Management. She was awarded a CBE in 2006 for services to business, is an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
- Andrew Craig - Founder Plain English Finance Limited
Andrew Craig is a best-selling finance author, Founder of personal finance website www.plainenglishfinance.com and Investment Manager of the VT PEF Global Multi-Asset Fund.
Andrew’s stated mission with Plain English Finance is "To improve the financial affairs of as many people as possible…”
His first book, “How to Own the World” has been No.1 rated on Amazon in categories such as Pensions, Investments and Personal Finance for much of the last few years and currently enjoys more than 2,000 reviews across Amazon, Audible and Goodreads.
Since founding Plain English Finance in 2011, Andrew has appeared in numerous national and specialist financial publications including: The Mail on Sunday, The Mirror, CityAM, The Spectator, Shares and MoneyWeek magazines, YourMoney, This Is Money and Money Observer. He has been interviewed on Bloomberg and Shares Radio and on IG TV, was featured in Russell Brand and Michael Winterbottom’s 2015 film “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and interviewed by Eamonn Holmes for the Channel 5 programme “How the other half live”.
Andrew began his finance career at SBC Warburg in the late nineties. Since then he has held various senior equity roles at leading investment banks, both in London and New York. In that time, Andrew has met with the senior management teams of over one thousand companies and with hundreds of professional investors, and has regularly been involved in high profile stock market transactions. These have included the Kingdom of Sweden’s sales of Nordea Bank AB in 2013 (totalling $7.6 billion) and the stock market flotation of several dozen companies including the likes of: easyJet, Burberry, Campari, Carluccio’s, the Carbon Trust and lastminute.com.
From January 2015 to May 2021, Andrew was a partner at an investment bank specialising in biotechnology and life sciences, WG Partners LLP.
His next book, “Our Future is Biotech” seeks to explain in accessible language how the biotech industry is set to change our world in the relatively near future and for years to come.
Andrew lives in Hampshire, England with his wife Rachel and their two small children.
- Kazuya Nagasawa - Head of APAC Client Coverage and APAC Analytics MSCI
Kazuya Nagasawa is Head of APAC Client Coverage at MSCI. He is responsible for overseeing MSCI’s sales, client relationship management and client service teams in APAC. Kazu is also Head of APAC Analytics and is responsible for MSCI’s Analytics products and services in APAC. He is a member of MSCI’s Executive Committee.
Prior to joining MSCI as Head of Japan Client Coverage in 2012, Kazu worked as a Managing Director within the global Quantitative Investment Strategies Group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management where he held various and wide range of roles including in alpha signal research, trading, portfolio management, investment solutions & strategic partnership and product management. Before joining GSAM in 1998, Kazu worked at Meiji Life Insurance.
Kazu received a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from Keio University.
- Sarah Gordon - Chief Executive Impact Investing Institute
Sarah Gordon is the first chief executive of the Impact Investing Institute, which launched in November 2019. The Institute aims to make capital markets fairer and work better for people and the planet and works to accelerate the growth and improve the effectiveness of the impact investment market in the UK and internationally. Previously, she spent 18 years at the Financial Times, where she ran the paper's corporate coverage during the financial crisis and was business editor. Before journalism, she worked in fund management in the UK and the US, and at the UN Conference for Trade and Development in Geneva. She is a non-executive director of Social Finance, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
- Paul Mahoney - Founder & Managing Director Nova Financial
Paul Mahoney is the Founder & Managing Director at Nova Financial Group; an industry leading property investment and financial advice group offering an end to end advisory service for Buy to Let property investors; www.nova.financial. Paul is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, Property TV show and podcast host, keynote speaker and highly regarded property expert/commentator as well as a qualified financial planner 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.
|In person pass (16 June 4-7pm)||£36|