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.


10:45 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.

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM

Open Orphan Overview

Your Speaker: Maurice Treacy, Open Orphan

Open Orphan plc (ORPH) is a European-focused, rare and orphan drug consulting services platform. The Company intends to roll up a number of orphan drug services business and has two data driven digital platforms, a Genomic Health Data Platform, which is establishing a rare disease database which will also facilitate clinical trial recruitment and a Virtual Rep platform enabling pharmaceutical companies to engage key opinion leaders and physicians. The company also offers both early development services and clinical development services. The Company is targeting rapid growth in one of the fastest growing sectors in the global pharmaceutical industry targeting under-supplied treatment for life threatening or very serious diseases and rare disorders.

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?


3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

How SIGnet can help you become a better investor

Your Speaker: Ray Williams

Private investors have long had a problem in finding others with similar interests who are also interested in discussing investment as a way of improving their investment skills and success. Again investing can sometimes seem to be an task performed in isolation, akin to operating in a vacuum, with no idea of how good you are as an investor or whether you are missing approaches that could really help to create success. This talk explains how SIGnet works to overcome these issues and then how to join, with the opportunity to try SIGnet before finally deciding to join.


4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

How to spot a scam

Your Speaker: Rodney Hobson, Author of "The Book of Scams"

Author of “The Book of Scams”, Rodney Hobson, gives you an overview of the 3 most common techniques used by scammers – and explains how you can avoid them. Financial scams in UK last year cost roughly £1.2 billion* – make sure your money stays safe. Source: ageuk.org


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