Conference Room 1:
Seminars & Presentations

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Accounting Red Flags - How to Avoid Disaster in the Stockmarket

Your Speaker: Steve Clapham, Behind the Balance Sheet

Steve Clapham, founder of training consultancy Behind the Balance Sheet explains his recipe for how to spot the next Debenhams, Carillion or Patisserie Valerie. He explains how he uses a mix of a few simple techniques, some easy financial ratios and a large dose of common sense. He runs through why the macro environment is unsafe and why investors need to be even more careful now.


10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

How you can consistently make better returns than most fund managers

Your Speaker: Sylvia Marshall

Join Sylvia Marshall, founder of the Zero to a Million Club which mentors traders to reach their full potential, as she looks at how trading, when successful, can deliver better returns than some of the average fund managers.


11:15 AM - 11:40 AM

Providing wealth equality for investors, through access to private companies

Your Speaker: Richard Hickman, HVPE

Much analysis shows that the returns from private equity exceed other alternative asset classes and indeed, public markets. While large institutions have typically been the main beneficiaries of this outperformance, in this session Richard Hickman will explore the unique aspects of this asset class and how, through a well-managed listed structure, every investor can access global private company opportunities and benefit from the strong returns.

12:25 PM - 12:55 PM

"In a world of Unicorns… ignore Banks at your peril.."

Your Speaker: Nick Brind, Polar Capital

The Global Financials Sector, making up close to 20% of World Stockmarkets, is the largest investment area for Investors to consider. Banks make up two thirds of the Sector and have been largely ignored since the Financial Crisis over a decade ago. The only real focus has been on FinTech / FinTech Unicorns yet the Banks have materially changed. In addition, Growth investing has been king, Value investing has been forgotten. Investing is about fundamentals and looking forward; Financials are the cheapest, most unloved sector and awash with capital. They are exciting to us! Nick Brind will take Investors through the facts, the pot holes, the opportunities and hopefully prepare you for a major switch from Growth investing to Value investing / the return of this key Sector

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

"Finding the hidden gems in smaller companies where takeover beckons"

Your Speaker: David Stredder (ShareSoc)

The smaller listed companies below £200m market cap have suffered in the last year as institutional funds have moved out and lack of liquidity has pushed valuations even lower. The weak pound has left many listed UK companies vulnerable to takeovers and the inevitable liquidity events are doubly attractive to investors seeking a quick return or certainty of a cash exit in uncertain times... Which companies do not have in built protection to stop the long term benefits being prized away from investors?

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Value Investing: Down, but not out

Your Speaker: TIm Price


2:05 PM - 2:35 PM

Then and Now

Your Speaker: Rodney Hobson

A decade ago we were still recovering from the global financial crisis. Now some commentators fear we are heading for another. So what rules of investing are eternal and what has changed for long-term investors since the first London Investor Show?


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