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Conkers Corner

30May 2016

Conkers Corner speaking with John Rosier 30/05/2016

Welcome to the 7th SHARE TALK CONKERS’ CORNER. In this interview I have the pleasure of speaking with @johnrosier / John Rosier.

In June 1984, John left university with a degree in Zoology and started work in The City of London. He enjoyed the first 14 years of his career at Fleming Investment Management, initially as an analyst and then as a UK portfolio manager; in 1997 he was appointed Head of UK Equities. He was a Director at Henderson Global Investors from 1998 until 2004, before moving to the West End and working for two hedge funds. His investment career at Flemings and Henderson was focused on managing UK equity portfolios for corporate and local authority final salary defined benefit pension schemes as well as the reserve fund for the NSPCC.

25May 2016

“Conkers’ Corner” speaking with Matthew Bird

Welcome to the 6th SHARE TALK CONKERS’ CORNER. In this podcast, I have the pleasure of speaking with Matthew Bird@mattbird55 on Twitter.

Matthew’s interest in stocks and shares started when his Dad gave him some Jim Slater investing books in his mid teens. By his late teens he had started investing in stocks within his Dad’s trading account. With a degree in economics and qualified in regulated financial planning to Diploma level, Matt currently specialises in pensions, investments, mortgages and protection advice.

22May 2016

“Conkers’ Corner” speaking with Gordon Watson

Welcome to the 5th SHARE TALK CONKERS’ CORNER. I have the pleasure of speaking with GORDON WATSON @Flash_37 on Twitter.

This year Gordon celebrated his 45th birthday and has enjoyed a varied and successful career. In his childhood he was raised in a Local Authority Children’s Home, where he channeled his energies into his love for playing football. He progressed to playing for England Under 21’s and was also signed for his now beloved football team Southampton Football Club for £1.2 Million (a huge sum in 1995). As a forward/striker Gordon’s goals were often a catalyst for improved performance within the clubs he played for. These included: Charlton Town, Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton, Bradford City City, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Hartlepool United.His goals often led the teams he played for to achieve great success including Wembley appearances and League promotions.

18May 2016

“Conkers’ Corner” speaking with WheelieDealer

Welcome to the 4th SHARE TALK CONKERS’ CORNER. I have the pleasure of speaking with Peter or @wheeliedealer as he is affectionately known by all his friends including those on Twitter.

@wheeliedealer started in employment within sales with BEJAM which was a British frozen food retailer which in 1989 was acquired by ICELAND. His Sales & Management skills eventually led to him working for FUJISTU  Ltd the global information technology solutions company.  It was during his time working for FUJISTU that life-changing events led him to take an early pension. He did so in his words to “focus on investing and take his activities to another level”. So having started investing part-time in 1999, he took the plunge to become a full-time investor in 2009.

13May 2016

Conkers Corner speaking with Chris Bailey

Welcome to SHARE TALK CONKERS’ CORNER. In this interview I have the pleasure of speaking with @financial_orbit /Chris Bailey.

Chris Bailey has just under 20 years of investment industry experience at long-only and long-short institutions as a global multi-asset fund manager, strategist/macro thinker and, in the earlier part of his career, as a securities and fund analyst.

He strongly believes in the importance of the fusion of top-down and bottom-up analysis taking a view that an understanding of both aspects is the only way to get a full view of global opportunities across equity, bond and alternative investment markets.

9May 2016

Conkers Corner speaking with Diana E Patterson

Welcome to Share Talk CONKERS’ CORNER. In this interview I have the pleasure of speaking with Diana E Patterson @dianaepatterson.

She initially worked as a Student Nurse and progressed to Ward Sister as well as being an Examiner for the General Nursing Council. Diana eventually swapped what she calls “psychic wages for the highly paid legal profession”.

However, what Diana sought was “Financial Freedom” so she made the huge switch to investing. Diana has more than 30 years of investing knowledge and describes her methodology as “buying counter-intuitively into Bear markets”. The Sunday Times “Rich List” has numerous individuals (from old and new money) who have accumulated their wealth through investments in property. Few however were investing in FTSE listed House Builders at their nadir during the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis. Fewer still gained their financial freedom by investing in the Construction Sector when those stocks were “penny stocks” and were yielding more than 12%. Many of Diana’s investments went on to increase in value more than 1000% and interestingly, today

Diana still has some of those stocks. Listen now to gain insights into how Diana invests and learn from the lessons in her investing journey. #LEARNING #CONKERSCORNER

8May 2016

“Conkers’ Corner” speaking with Steve Markus

Welcome to the first LSE Share Talk CONKERS’ CORNER. I have the pleasure of speaking with Steve Markus @smarkus.

Steve first got involved in the investment arena in 1996 and was led by a Financial Adviser. Since 1998, he has been making his investments independently. Steve has a wealth of personal experiences that range from founding a Software House, to working nationally for Oracle and KPMG as an IT specialist.

He has been able to transfer the “process redevelopment” skills learned in his professional roles into his investing life. Using his honed skills Steve now trades consistently and profitably with his own tried and tested methodology.

Listen now for this refreshing and candid take on investing. #LEARNING #CONKERSCORNER

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