Mike Boydell , MD - Shares
Mike is Managing Director of AJ Bell Media and has overall responsibility for the business, covering print, online, events and third party solutions. He was previously founding MD of ADVFN plc, which was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2000. He has hosted and presented at hundreds of investment focussed events and has appeared on BBC Radio and TV, ITV, Sky, CNBC, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera and was a regular commentator on LBC radio.
Russ Mould , Investment Director - AJ Bell
Russ Mould has 25 years' experience in the capital markets. He started at Scottish Equitable in 1991 as a fund manager and in 1993 he joined SG Warburg, now part of UBS investment bank, where he worked as an equity analyst covering the technology sector for 12 years. Russ joined Shares in November 2005 as technology correspondent and became Editor of the magazine in July 2008. He was appointed as Investment Director in summer 2013 following AJ Bell's acquisition of Shares' parent company, MSM Media.
Steven Frazer , Online Editor - Shares
Steven Frazer is Shares' online editor and technology writer, covering all the big tech themes from big data to mobile, microprocessors to new energy, with an investment slant. He's been writing about technology, business, investment and markets for 15 years and his off-diary stories, deeper think features and daily Tweets often move share prices. Steven is also Shares' Spurs obsessive, Ska junkie and Scuba funster. Find him at the Shares website (www.sharesmagazine.co.uk) or tweeting at @SharesMagSteve
Daniel Coatsworth , Editor - Shares
Daniel Coatsworth is the editor at Shares and has written for the publication since 2005 where he has become one of the best known writers on the mining industry. He previously wrote for Teletext's finance and money pages and many of the UK's leading personal finance trade magazines.
Ed Page Croft , CEO - Stockopedia
Edward Page Croft is the CEO and founder of Stockopedia.com. His background is in wealth management and engineering, having worked as a private client broker at Goldman Sachs before founding Stockopedia. He graduated from Oxford University with first class honours and is a Zend Certified PHP Engineer. Edward writes regularly for This is Money, Business Insider and the London Stock Exchange’s Private Investor Magazine. He is the author of several books and often holds talks on datadriven investing and behavioural biases.
Richard Penny , Senior Fund Manager - Legal & General UK Special Situations Trust and the UK Alpha Trust
Richard started his investment career in 1992, working at M&G Investment Management and Scottish Amicable, before he joined LGIM in 2002. Most recently Richard was appointed manager of the Legal and General UK Special Situations Trust, where he has delivered strong absolute and relative performance since Q2 2014. The Fund is a concentrated stock picking fund that looks to identify undervalued opportunities, mispriced by the market. It uses a mix of value and strong growth strategies, with a mid-cap focus.
Catharine Flood , Client Service Director - Baillie Gifford
Catharine graduated BA in Law from Clare College, Cambridge in 1999. She spent a short period working in China before being called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2003. Catharine joined Baillie Gifford in January 2008 and is the client contact for Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC. Prior to this role, Catharine specialised in the firm’s EAFE Alpha and Diversified Growth strategies, servicing institutional clients in North America and the UK. Catharine is a Client Service Director in the Clients Department.
Tom Selby , Senior Analyst - AJ Bell
Tom Selby is a multi-award winning former financial journalist specialising in pensions and retirement issues. He spent almost six years at adviser trade magazine Money Marketing, initially as pensions reporter before becoming head of news in 2014.
Tom joined AJ Bell as senior analyst in April this year. He has a degree in economics from Newcastle University.
Sam Plumptre , CEO - CoInvestor
Sam is an ex-fund manager and corporate financier with extensive experience advising, investing in and starting growth companies. Plumptre has previously worked as a fund manager at Livingbridge, co-managing the listed investments for the Baronsmead VCTs and Wood Street Microcap Fund, and in investment banking for Société Générale and Evolution Securities (bought by Investec). He is CIMA qualified and holds an MBA from London Business School.
David Jones , Chartist - Shares
David Jones has worked in financial markets for almost 20 years, starting off as a currency technical analyst. He has worked as Chief Market Strategist for ten years in the retail derivatives business, at the two market leading brokers IG and CMC. A qualified technical analyst since 1995, David has run educational programmes for thousands of individual and institutional clients - from a basic introduction to more advanced trading techniques. He is the author of the best-selling book "Spread Betting the Forex Markets". More recently, David works as a freelance financial journalist, writing the chartist and foreign exchange columns for Shares magazine.
Sandy Jadeja , Chief Market Strategist - Core Spreads
Sandy Jadeja is the Chief Market Strategist for CoreSpreads.com a leading financial spread betting and CFD broker based in London. Mr. Jadeja is a widely respected market analyst and trainer for trading strategies. He was voted in the Top 50 most influential traders in 2011 as well as having received several awards from 2003 – 2015 for Best Education in UK, Asia and Dubai. He is featured regularly on CNBC and major media channels providing key market commentary.