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.