This year The Armchair Trader will be attending The Master Investor Show on 19 March at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. Members of the team will be at our booth available to answer questions about The Armchair Trader and what investors can expect from us in the year ahead. Some of our journalists may also be roving the hall in the course of the day.
On the podcast this week we talk to Tim Corcoran, creator of The Master Investor Show, about this year’s event. The last time it was held in person was in 2019, ahead of the pandemic, and while it has been held once on a virtual basis, Covid 19 shut down the opportunity for investors to get out to what is the UK’s largest exhibition for private investors.
The Master Investor Show is pitched at investors of all levels of experience, and will include educational talks about how to become a successful investor, including the opportunity to hear from leading professional investors talking about the major macroeconomic themes that could impact investor portfolios. There will also be presentations that more experienced investors will find of value.
Among the speakers are Jim Mellon, who old hand investors will recall from his days managing money at emerging markets specialist Regent Pacific. Guy Anderson of JP Morgan, who is the fund manager for The Mercantile Investment Trust (LSE:MRC), one of the most closely followed investment trusts on the London market, will also be speaking. Corcoran advises AT readers not to miss the presentation of Anthony Chow, co-founder of Agronomics, about the next wave in cellular technology.
On the podcast we talk about what has changed in the investment industry since the arrival of the pandemic and indeed since the last physical Master Investor Show was staged, including the shift in appetite towards hot sectors like technology and biotech, as well as the recent resurgence in demand for natural resources plays.
The Master Investor Show represents an excellent opportunity for private investors to meet CEOs of companies face to face, something that would be impossible to do otherwise. Many CEOs are flying into London especially for the show and would otherwise be hard to see in person, even for bigger investors. Retail investors remain an important constituency for many CEOs, and they are also keen to engage with the private investor community.
The Armchair Trader readers can register for a free ticket for the show using the code ‘armchair’. We look forward to seeing you there!