A portfolio career
I have been lucky to have had a good education, at Winchester, Cambridge and MIT, and a rich and stimulating variety of professional experience, initially as a business and financial journalist on The Sunday Telegraph, The Times and Independent, and for the last 35 years in a series of often overlapping portfolio roles, including business development, investment strategist, writer, publisher, club chairman, podcaster and bridge teacher, now based full time in Oxford.
Personal highlights include:
Founding editor and first City Editor of The Week;
Columnist for The Independent and Financial Times;
Founder and editor, The Investment Trusts Handbook;
Host of free weekly investment trust podcast;
Investment strategist with Smith & Williamson;
Senior adviser to Saunderson House;
Author of four books on investment;
Editor and co-publisher of half a dozen others;
Non-executive director of Hargreaves Lansdown;
Member of The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment;
Chairman and trustee of the Savile Club in London;
Contestant on University Challenge;
Bridge tournament winner.