Past Events & Webinars

Get the lowdown on past events & webinars from Master Investor and our partners

27 March 2024

After a better-than-expected Q1, will the U.K. investment climate remain encouraging?

With economic indicators suggesting the U.K. isn’t in as dire a condition as predicted, inflation tamed and the possibility of an interest rate cut just who are the beneficiaries?

In this Master Investor webinar, Jonathan Davis talks to Sarah Lowther about how a reduction in the Bank of England’s base rate could provide a fillip to the stock markets as it offers relief to companies with stretched balance sheets and stimulates the property market.

They discuss the perils of elevating fund managers into rock stars and unpick both the open-ended funds and investment trusts that are doing well and the renewables vehicles on course for a rebound. Davis calls out JP Morgan’s Global Growth & Income Trust, Greencoat UK Wind and Bluefield Solar Income Fund as investments that have provided solid returns.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if you buy them and own them, you’re going to get something like nine or ten percent compounded return over a period of years,” says Davis who reminds investors that at the same time “You’re doing something for the country. You’re doing something for climate change.”

Davis suggests the second quarter of 2024 may not see an extension of the optimism that has buoyed UK markets so far this year. He does though encourage adopting a long-term strategy to combat any short-term frothiness in stock exchanges.

Master Investor Show 2024

9 March 2024

Master Investor Show 2024

The UK’s leading, must-attend event for private investors.

The EV Economy

18 January 2024

Master Investor Sector Focus: The EV Economy

In an economic environment where good news is in short supply, Electric Vehicles and the associated supply chains represent a ray of light with significant growth prospects.

The IEA describes Electric Vehicles as ‘one of the driving forces in the new Global Energy Economy’, with sales in 2023 expected to grow by 35%. This has significant implications for automotive manufacturing, battery production and the raw materials most closely associated with it.

This webinar brings investors together with the management teams of the most promising EV-related companies and industry experts.

4 January 2024

EnSilica anticipates five years of aggressive growth

EnSilica Plc’s (LON: ENSI) aim is to be recognised as Europe’s leading ASIC supplier.

ASIC is the acronym for Application Specific Integrated Circuits which helps the analog world marry with the digital.

ASICs currently represent approximately seven percent of a silicon chip market forecast to grow to a trillion dollars by 2030. Within that space EnSilica customises ASICs for customers, and the bespoke benefits include better data security and supply chain resilience, which in a supply chain challenged world is a huge bonus. 

19 December 2023

Jim Mellon on 2024 investment opportunities, technology and economics

As 2023 comes to an end, influential British investor Jim Mellon discusses what he’s learned from the last 12 months and his expectations for 2024. Jim will be expanding on these themes at the Master Investor Show on 9 March 2024, get your free tickets today using code JIMVIDEO.

13 December 2023

Trident Royalties aiming to continue ‘blistering pace’ of acquisitions

The fifteen acquisitions that Trident Royalties Plc (LON:TRR) has made in just over three years has been described as a “blistering pace” by its chief executive Adam Davidson.

Positioned in the resource sector, Trident acquires royalties in mining companies, and in doing so is entitled to a percentage of generated revenue.

“The mining royalty sector is not tiny,’ says Davidson. “It’s $80 billion in aggregate market cap of mining companies around the world.”

While other royalty companies focus mainly on gold, Davidson realised there was a gap in the market for “a multibillion-dollar market cap diversified mining royalty company that’s got iron ore and copper and zinc as well as gold.”

Trident is building a pure diversified royalty business. This year it’s made five acquisitions across copper, gold, silver, and mineral sands and Davidson is wanting to add nickel and zinc to the portfolio.

“We’re trying to come up with an index fund style exposure. You can get your exposure to real assets to mining commodities through your holding and Trident because we get a royalty exposure across the whole depth and breadth of the sector.”

With a robust register of institutional shareholders, the board is in alignment with its investors with directors buying shares when they can.  The ultimate ambition according to Davidson is to build more scale within the portfolio and announce an inaugural dividend “when we can put in place a policy that’s progressive.”

12 December 2023

AI will be revolutionary for Cerillion and its customers

In addition to expanding resources to accommodate its growing register of really large and regular customers, Cerillion PLC (LON:CER) has added Generative AI into its product set which gives clients more tools to monetise existing infrastructure.

“It’s going to be revolutionary across the board”, says founder and chief executive Louis Hall, and he should know. He’s been with the billing, charging and customer relationship management software solutions provider for over two decades and has been quick to adopt and provide initiatives for customers looking for economical solutions that can be deployed quickly.

“A task that might take a good product marketing person, a couple of days sometimes can be completed within minutes”, says Hall who recognises that AI is just as useful a tool for Cerillion itself ‘in terms of productivity in developing and maintaining software’.

With the most recent figures showing record financial performance, the GenAI offering is one device dedicated to protecting Cerillion’s long-term recurring revenue growth.

8 December 2023

Diversification is the differentiator for Manx Financial Group

Manx Financial Group PLC (LON: MFX) celebrated a financial services first in October 2023 when its Conister Bank became the first Isle of Man bank authorised to accept deposits in the United Kingdom.

Chief executive Douglas Grant says being awarded a UK Branch Banking Licence demonstrated regulatory recognition of the company’s “really transparent operating business model based on sound economics”.

Expansion of the group’s overall model says Grant will come through diversification. It will come from organic growth, acquisition and backing management teams. “We’ve got almost like an incubator kind of theory”, enthuses Grant who references an FX business the company backed from ‘zero’ which now “makes a million pounds a year for us”.

Depositors also have the company’s back with Conister Bank passing on interest rate increases to its savers. While that magnanimous gesture resulted in corporate margin contraction, more importantly it made for happy customers.

6 December 2023

Charting the Course: Navigating 2024 – A Financial Outlook

In times of turbulence, the right investment decisions can make all the difference. For our final webinar of the year, Master Investor partnered with Netwealth to help you navigate the economic landscape with confidence and maximise your investment potential in 2024.

Master Investor’s Sarah Lowther is joined by Netwealth’s Iain Barnes and Tom Kimche to share their expert insights and perspectives on the volatile financial markets as well as tools and resources you can use for your own wealth management going into 2024.

28 November 2023

2024: Better times ahead for investors

Not only will the next 12 months be “fascinating” for investors, but according to investment trust authority Jonathan Davis, the UK stock market could do ‘quite well’ mainly because it’s cheap.

While the word “cheap” may sound derogatory, buying low represents opportunity, and with 2024 being an election year in both the U.S. and the UK, investment opportunities may not ride on which parties are elected but what the ‘voted in’ can do to reinvigorate the economy.

In his wrapping up 2023 conversation with Master Investor’s Sarah Lowther, Davis suggests that the direction of interest rates will continue to feature in market making strategies and in terms of his specialty field “things are looking quite good for the UK, wind and other renewable energy, renewable infrastructure trusts” with a hat tip to battery storage trusts, some of which have enjoyed gains of 30% recently.

“It’s a very good time to become an investment trust investor”, says Davis. “Discounts have widened and that’s created all sorts of opportunities. Looking forward, there is at least the hope of some better times ahead.”

Investing in the Age of Longevity 2023

16 November 2023

Investing in the Age of Longevity 2023

Held online on 16 November 2023, Investing in the Age of Longevity 2023 offered an unparalleled opportunity for investors to help build their longevity investment portfolios. Exploring “Longevity Now” and “Longevity Next”, the masterclass once again attracted scientists and business leaders from the cutting edge of the field, giving participants a run-down of the latest sector developments and investment opportunities.

5 October 2023

2023 – A reckoning postponed with live investment opportunities

After years of cheap money and low interest rates, Master Investor’s Jonathan Davis describes the year so far as a “reckoning postponed”, and while he is gloomy about the markets he talks about the very much alive investment opportunities that exist.

Greencoat UK Wind (LON:UKW) is one such opportunity. “It has an inflation linked yield commitment which it’s going to keep”, says Davis who explains that while there’s a lot of issues around wind power, “that’s actually a positive because the worse the conditions are at the moment in wind power, the more likely you are to make money out of it when supply and demand comes back into balance”.

Davis also says Japan and the yen look very interesting with the currency being “very, very weak” which is its historic behaviour before financial crises.

4 October 2023

UK Property: Trouble in paradise or the perfect storm?

Take a deep dive into the world of property investment with market leading experts, as they discuss how to tackle the challenges and understand the opportunities.


Lewis Finn, Global Sales Director at API Global
Hiten Ganatra, Managing Director at Visionary Finance

27 September 2023

Artisanal Spirits Company: maturing into a highly profitable premium spirits group

The Artisanal Spirits Company (LON: ART) creates and sells what it describes as “outstanding limited edition whiskies and experiences around the world.” It does so primarily through its Scotch Malt Whisky Society established some 40 years ago.

Crucially, Artisanal is not a distillery or a primary producer. It buys from a huge range of distilleries and has just bottled from its 157th malt whisky distillery.

Chief Executive Andrew Dane says Artisanal’s space within the global whisky market is in the ultra-premium price point of typically over £40 a bottle. “That part of the market is really significant and growing. It’s over $8 billion and three quarters of that global market is in the markets in which we already have a presence.”

The business is globally diversified with a recent franchise opening in South Korea attracting 300 members in 90 minutes.

Ultimately, Dane says the business is “about creating a highly profitable, highly cash-generative global premium spirits group, and we look to expand the ways that we can reach a broader audience, while keeping the society at the core of what we do.”

20 September 2023

Master Investor Sector Focus: Healthcare

A webinar for investors interested in learning more about healthcare companies.

14 September 2023

Bitcoin: A game changing technology for the world

In Conversation with Sam Volkering, Editor of The Crypto Handbook.

The move towards more digital assets is “inevitable,” says Sam Volkering. The amount of physical cash in circulation in the U.K. is a mere 4% and society is becoming more comfortable with Bitcoin as a new form of money.

With its many gatekeepers and administrative demands on users, traditional finance doesn’t work argues Volkering. Bitcoin on the other hand is a new democratised digital asset that is inclusive for everybody. It’s many things says Volkering. “It’s digital gold. It trades like a stock. It’s money.”

There’s a lot more to this wider crypto ecosystem than just the price of Bitcoin says Volkering, and it’s one that is developing and expanding and growing and providing opportunities for people.

“What people will start to hear a lot more about in the next 12 months is the tokenization of assets. Companies tokenizing their assets, funds tokenizing their assets, where and how things were exchanged and traded.”

In this video Volkering talks about how investors can buy, hold, own, sell and trade crypto directly and indirectly.

A free eBook of Volkering’s The Crypto Handbook is available on the Harriman House store.

14 August 2023

ZOO Digital in prime position to capitalise on new opportunities

August 2023 saw ZOO Digital Group plc (LON:ZOO) updating investors about a fourth successive year of double digit revenue growth, margin improvement and record pre-tax profitability. 

The company provides services to the entertainment industry including large streaming companies and other organisations that create content such as feature films and TV series.

With its proprietary cloud-based software ‘ZOO’ provides myriad services to its customers including subtitling and soundtrack dubbing which it does so in 80 languages.

Chief Executive Stuart Green and Chief Financial Officer Phillip Blundell tell Master Investor’s Sarah Lowther about the pain that is being created by screenwriter and actor strikes in the U.S., but are confident that they will “come out of it stronger”.

Irrespective of the industry-halting strikes, Green describes debt-free ZOO Digital as a disrupter “in prime position to be able to capitalise on new opportunities”.

New opportunities may come in the form of a potential acquisition in Japan home to the greatest proportion of non-English content that’s consumed on Netflix, and the second largest territory in Asia after China.

5 July 2023

Deal winning Cerillion targeting bigger contracts with bigger customers

Cerillion plc (LON:CER) is a growth stock. It’s recognised as such by the many long-term ‘sticky’ shareholders and by a city-respected panel who recently recognised founder and CEO Louis Hall as Executive Director of the Year.

Hall owns more than 30% of the shares of the business that has seen “a quite steep rise in growth in share price within the last few years.” That ‘quite steep rise’ is a seven-fold increase over the past five years.

The company at a simplistic level provides enterprise software to telecoms businesses and it’s doing well at attracting new customers and keeping them.

Hall is proud of his team’s efforts. “One of the things that we work very hard at is bringing onboard more of these larger customers and doing some larger, all-inclusive deals. We’ve gone from a business that ten years ago was selling perpetual software licenses and 20% maintenance support to a software service business selling quite large typically five-year, software or service deals that encompass license support, hosting a solution, managing the solution. And that’s a much bigger stickier long-term recurring revenue scenario.”

The ambition is simple. “We have to keep working at planning up the value chain ladder and continuing to win deals with bigger, bigger customers, bigger deals.”

30 June 2023

Are gloomy times a good time to buy?

In this month’s Master Investor cogitation, Jonathan Davis and Sarah Lowther discuss whether the AIM market is suffering due to predictions of an impending Labour government and despite a plethora of bad news investor confidence is actually returning.

Davis considers the plight of indebted U.K. water companies using the Warren Buffett analogy of “You know who’s been swimming naked when the tide goes up.” He also references the third-party casualties of those with exposure to those utilities.

He shares his conversation with fund manager James Henderson who suggests now is the time to load up on mid and small cap shares. Lowther meanwhile shares her delight about Sam Volkering’s just released “The Crypto Handbook” and how she’s no longer afraid of a world she’s long been in denial of.

The pair agree on the market adage that the value of shares can go down as well as up, and this lesson is learned the hard way by fools and the foolhardy. “What’s the best way to become a millionaire? says Davis. “To start with a billion and invest in an airline stock.”

27 June 2023

Adapting to the New Normal: Investing in Volatile Times

In times of turbulence, the right investment decisions can make all the difference. For our June webinar, Master Investor have partnered with Netwealth to help you navigate the uncertain economic landscape with confidence and maximise your investment potential.

Master Investor’s Sarah Lowther is joined by Netwealth’s Gerard Lyons and Matt Conradi to share their expert insights and perspective on the volatile financial markets as well as the tools and resources you can use for your own wealth management.

Master Investor Sector Focus: Going for Gold

30 May 2023

Master Investor Sector Focus: Going for Gold

With global uncertainty has come a renewed interest in the precious metal and we discuss the gold outlook with four companies in this space.

On 24 May 2023, Master Investor hosted four gold companies with exciting projects in development to help keep our investors ahead of the curve.

26 May 2023

Is market sentiment emerging from the shadow of the global debt mountain?

In this month’s Master Investor podcast, Sarah Lowther and Jonathan Davis disagree about the direction of the markets. Lowther, at a grass roots level, sees market sentiment on the up while Davis cites renowned financial strategist Russell Napier who errs caution due to the global accumulation of debt.

Napier’s thoughts are shared by United States Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen who suggests the U.S. government will run out of money at the beginning of June, and if that happens Davis says June will be ‘a lively month’.

Davis shares Napier’s thoughts on debt eradication and why ‘the right kind of equities’ could be a solution. Davis’s own solution is ‘rack up your risk tolerance’, or ‘do something less frenetic than watching the markets go up and down every day’ which Lowther interprets as permission to study to become a vet.

16 May 2023

The Circular EV Revolution – a 360-degree investment opportunity

The electric vehicle economy is accelerating at full throttle, and as with all supply and demand there comes investment opportunities.

Emily Liu, Associate Director of Research at Hybridan talks to Master Investor’s Sarah Lowther about the regulatory stimulus driving the sector and the companies assisting the transition to clean tech and net zero decarbonisation ambitions.

Liu also talks about the recycling enterprises at the end of the value chain which are just as essential as the critical mineral explorers at the beginning. She talks about why 80% of UK-made vehicles are exported and whether Cornwall could be at the heart of the EV economy in the U.K..

27 April 2023

Is ‘Sell in May’ the right advice for coronation month?

In their monthly gossip about the markets and dominant actors puppeteering the investment stage, Master Investor’s Jonathan Davis and Sarah Lowther consider whether it’s worth following legacy advice about selling up in May and returning in October.

May 2023 also coincides with the UK’s first royal coronation in seventy years, so will this noble event invigorate the market? Davis suggests the coming month might be dull unless China invades Taiwan when the advice would be ‘it’s better to panic early’, but 2023 as a whole he suggests could be shaped by the amount of debt being held by the US, UK and European governments.

Davis and Lowther also talk about the highlights of the recent Master Investor Show, hoodwinking a young investment guru and the companies that are the gate keepers of ‘affordable’ and regulated alternative assets of the luxurious kind.

31 March 2023

VCTs – tax efficient alternatives in uncertain times

Master Investor’s Jonathan Davis and Sarah Lowther talk about why March 2023 was a mega merger month, and why there’s so much consolidation in the broking sector and activity in the private equity space.

Davis advises those with surplus income and the younger investor to consider venture capital trusts as they ‘essentially’ give investors tax breaks. “They are very risky,” says Davis, “but they do provide a very tax efficient alternative for higher risk, smaller company investment.”

8 March 2023

Jim Mellon meets Graham Rowan of Beaufort Private Equity

Graham Rowan, Chairman of Beaufort Private Equity, interviews Jim Mellon ahead of the forthcoming Master Investor Show (this recording was made before the date of the show was changed to the 15th of April 2023 due to rail strikes).

28 February 2023

Make investment decisions during the summer and not at the end of the financial year

Master Investor’s Sarah Lowther and Jonathan Davis talk about what stopped the FTSE 100 from breaching the tantalising 8000 level, and the latest survey from FTSE creator Professor Dimson and friends.

Davis suggests foreign investors need to return to the UK market and reinvigorate its position in the World Equity Index after halving over the past two decades. He also reveals the golden rule concerning dividend yields and equity purchases.

Generous to a fault, Davis also summarises the latest 272-page survey from renowned financial historians Dimson, Marsh and Staunton and discusses how Gen Z’ers can still make money from investing, and why investment decisions are best made in the summer and not in March at the end of the financial year.

31 January 2023

As goes January, so goes the year. Will 2023 be a stormy one?

Master Investor’s Sarah Lowther and Jonathan Davis discuss the investment themes that have started to materialise this year.

With some equity market indices approaching or breaking through their 200 day moving averages, is this potentially a positive sign for the rest of 2023?

Davis talks about the phenomenal success of passively managed funds over the past two decades, and names the active fund managers who deserve honourable mentions.

Inflation in the UK is discussed. Will it return to the Bank of England’s 2% target and why is BOE Governor Andrew Bailey eating humble pie?

And discover why Davis says this is the year that the trip to the US should be a vacation destination and the Western Isles shouldn’t.

13 January 2023

Lingo: the blockchain driven vacation and real estate company

Glen Goodman interviews Hassam-Moussa Rawat, Co-Founder and CEO of revolutionary blockchain start-up Lingo, to find out how Lingo is using blockchain technology to create a token which enables real estate investment to deliver vacation rewards.

10 January 2023

2023 will be more civilised as the retail investor makes a comeback

Master Investor’s Sarah Lowther and Jonathan Davis tackle the stories and themes that defined the investment landscape of 2022 – a year that saw the return of double digit inflation and a war on the continent of Europe.

The pair talk about the returns being made by investment trusts, the new wave of consolidation in the publishing industry, why you should worry if a company changes its name and whether we’re experiencing a short term or serious bear market and how investors can thrive regardless.

8 December 2022

Auxico Resources: diversifying the supply chain in the massive critical elements market

Auxico Resources (CSE:AUAG / OTC:AUXIF) is one of the few companies in the world selling monazite, the essential carrier mineral for rare earth elements deemed critical for economic security.

CEO and President Frederick Kozak explains the rare earth elements carried by monazite include the very difficult ones to produce and pronounce, and those of the highest value including praseodymium, neodymium, terbium, and dysprosium.

Kozak says Auxico’s contribution to the supply chain can help resolve what he calls an economic war with so many elements controlled and produced by the few.  

Via its sister company in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Auxico is diversifying the supply chain in a market that has ‘massive demand’. At the same time, it is progressing a resource estimate for its Minastyc Property in Columbia and the processing of its tin tailings project in Brazil.

7 December 2022

Master Investor Sector Focus: Oil & Gas

The war in Ukraine has focussed minds on the sources and costs of our energy like never before. As governments across the western world seek security of supply at prices which won’t bankrupt their economies, the value of picking good oil and gas companies in which to invest has rarely been clearer. In this webinar Master Investor hears from experts on the oil and gas sector and a range of companies with exciting prospects.

Ian Tchacos – Executive Chairman of ADX Energy
Callum Macpherson – Head of Commodities at Investec
Andrew Matharu – Chief Financial Officer of Hartshead Resources Limited
Kris Martinick – CEO of Botala Energy

Investing in the Age of Longevity 2022

17 November 2022

Investing in the Age of Longevity

Investing in the Age of Longevity 2022 was held in London on 17 November 2022. The one-day masterclass featured presentations from scientists and business leaders at the cutting edge of the field, giving participants the inside track on the latest aging-related discoveries and investment opportunities.

3 November 2022

Agronomics Capital Markets Day

Agronomics Limited (LSE: ANIC) is the London listed company focused on opportunities within the field of cellular agriculture. In this capital markets webinar Agronomics updates and introduces investors, analysts and media to some of the cutting edge companies within its portfolio.

16 October 2022

The Art of Investing – Jonathan Davis interviews Tamer Ozmen, Founder and CEO of Mintus

Tamer Ozmen is the founder and CEO of innovative contemporary art investment platform, Mintus. Jonathan Davis speaks with him to find out how it works and what is in it for investors.

27 September 2022

Master Investor Sector Focus: Going for Gold

With global uncertainty has come a renewed interest in the precious metal and we discuss the gold outlook with major investor, Jim Mellon.

25 July 2022

London Technology Club: Jonathan Davis talks tech investment with Konstantin Sidorov

It has been an eventful year so far for Tech Investing, Jonathan Davis find out what the LTC looks for and what they expect from the future.

22 July 2022

D4t4 Solutions: The cash generative tech company with game-changing initiatives

For 30 years tech company D4t4 Solutions Plc (LON:D4T4) has helped organisations get the best value from all their data assets. It’s been recognised for its service winning many awards including Technology Company of the Year in the 2022 Small Cap Awards. 

The company operates in 27 countries, and as chief executive officer Bill Bruno explains the business mantra is applicable to customers everywhere – to help organisations better leverage data to make decisions, manage the ever evolving landscape of data privacy and help brands be the best stewards of their customer data.

It’s a big responsibility and Bruno, who was handpicked to take over as CEO by business founder Peter Kear, is confident any competition is unable to compete at the level D4t4 can with “its technologies that do phenomenal things for customers,” including its pioneering data capture and contextualization platform that puts security and privacy compliance first.  

As a cash generative, profitable business D4t4 recently rewarded investors with a special dividend, and an increase in the standard payout. Bruno doesn’t make any promises about more special dividends, but is confident about the company’s future describing it as one “that is growing in a market that has the potential for further growth.”

20 July 2022

UK Small Companies Fund Manager of the Year – Alex Wedge of Liontrust talks to Jonathan Davis

Liontrust’s microcap fund had a great year in 2021, significantly outperforming its benchmark and gaining 33.6%. Alex Wedge tells Jonathan Davis what they look for in an investment and how the fund maintains a balanced portfolio.

6 July 2022

Open Orphan PLC – Aiming to deliver continued double digit growth

Open Orphan PLC (AIM:ORPH) was the first contract research organisation (CRO) to conduct a Covid challenge trial, and in the words of chief executive Yamin ‘Mo’ Khan, it now has approximately 90% of the market in challenge studies whereby “we inoculate each healthy volunteer with a virus and then we test the drug under quarantine conditions.”

That’s a unique USP, and Mo talks about how the business has divested into new streams of revenue such as offering clinical site services to customers, and challenge models including asthma and malaria.

The last set of results showed a 76% increase in revenue and almost a £9 million swing on EBITDA, and chief financial officer Leo Toole says “we see strong potential to continue that kind of growth into future periods with the company aiming to deliver double digit EBITDA percentage points in terms of revenue and profitability.”

Toole says booking off revenue for 2023 is almost finished, and the planning horizon is now stretching into 2024.

Both he and Khan are frustrated with the share price particularly as the backlog order book is worth approximately £65 million pounds which is close to the company’s current (June 2022) market cap. Khan concludes that “as we continue to grow and we build we’ll see a much stronger future and a much improved share price.”

29 June 2022

Bloomsbury Publishing: Highest ever sales and profit for the publisher that’s a joy to manage

As it approaches its 36th birthday, Nigel Newton CBE the founder and chief executive of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (LON:BMY), says the publisher has “Never been a more fun company to run and to work at.”

One of the reasons for that he says is: “Success breeds success, and this 41% growth in sales that we’ve seen over the last two years and 70% increase in profits is a joy to manage.”

Newton says that the reading habit re-engaged with during lockdown has been “permanently reacquired” and that the company is trading in line with management expectations which he says are “high expectations.”

He talks not only about the joy of management but at the core of the business the joy of reading aiding those who are now pursuing hobbies that are well serviced by books.

Bloomsbury, says Newton, is an unusual publisher describing it as half general, half academic which is platform agnostic selling authors’ works in hardback, paperback and e-book and as an audio book download. “We promote the story and leave the decision to how to consume it to the reader.”

And consume they do as the company is also a beneficiary of the self-publishing phenomenon with many of its authors starting out on that route including internationally renowned fantasy writer Sarah J Maas, who is much recommended by the TikTok subcommunity #BookTok with over 60 billion interactions as of June 2022.

16 June 2022

TPXimpact Holdings PLC: An incredibly cash generative business blending autonomy with responsibility

Neal Gandhi founded TPXimpact Holdings (AIM: TPX) with a mission to reduce, and eventually eradicate the bureaucracy that paralyses government programmes at local and central level.

The company is a technology-enabled services company focused on digital transformation which in Gandhi’s words: “Empower our teams at the edge to get the job done without bureaucracy.”

TPX does that, he says, by pulling together multi-disciplinary teams, to create solutions that work and deliver against the goal for companies. He adds it’s about sharing findings, ensuring great value for taxpayers with the ultimate goal of benefiting society.

The client list is impressive and includes DEFRA, the Food Standards Agency and the NHS. TPX counts 50 of the largest 160 local authorities as its clients, and commercial customers include Legal & General and HSBC.

While society benefits, Gandhi wants to make sure shareholders do too. He says the business is incredibly cash generative, and on a run rate basis his and the team’s goal is to deliver £200 million revenue by March 2025.

7 June 2022

ANGLE PLC – a small British company changing the world in cancer

Andrew Newland founded ANGLE PLC (AIM:AGL) in 1994. Twenty-eight years on and his company has won FDA clearance for ANGLE’s liquid biopsy Parsortix initiative which in the U.S. alone has a $100 billion per annum addressable market.

“We’re solving an enormously challenging and important medical question,” says Newland who says the ultimate growth of Parsortix is unbounded.

1 June 2022

CentralNic Group – fast-growing technology company with ‘plenty of blue sky ahead’

CentralNic Group PLC (AIM:CNIC) global operator and developer of software systems reports on its fantastic start to the year. Revenues were up 86% to $156.6m ($84.4m), its adjusted EBITDA was 83% better at $18.5m ($10.1m), its operating profit was $10.0m ($1.4m), while its net debt was down 18% to $61.3m.

The figures reflect the potential of its strong marketplace for Online Presence and Online Marketing services.

Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic Group PLC, joins us to discuss its successes, the future and what potential acquisitions may lie ahead.

25 May 2022

ENGAGE XR – Disrupting Global Communication

David Whelan was stony broke after the 2008 financial crash, but after a €1,000 loan from his sister, and an investment into Oculus headsets he is now the chief executive of dual-listed virtual reality software company ENGAGE XR Holdings PLC (LON:EXR) which is dedicated to the deployment of the metaverse.

The metaverse, according to Whelan, is the evolution of how we communicate online. Currently the internet is like a flat page filled with text and video. Compare that to the metaverse which is about engagement and a breakaway from the internet which can be solitary and divisive.

He talks to Master Investor about the company’s pathway to profitability, how everybody should have a stake in the metaverse and the customer profile which tellingly includes Facebook.

11 May 2022

RBG Holdings – A cash generative business which cherry picks best-in-class companies

Nicola Foulston is wanting to accelerate growth at professional services group RBG Holdings plc (AIM:RBGP). As the chief executive she is driving the business that has the “best in class of professional services” brought together in a platform.  Her aim is to add other niche brands that are specialists in their field while focussing on share price growth and the maintenance of the dividend and its yield.

Investing in the Future of Longevity - the Ketone Chapter

10 May 2022

Investing in the Future of Longevity – the Ketone Chapter

The field of longevity has long been considered to be theoretical and one for the future, but that future is here now. The science of ketosis promises lucrative opportunities in a wide range of therapeutic areas, and the global keto market is expected to rise to $15 billion by 2027.

Juvenescence has brought together the leading experts in the ketone metabolism research field for a panel discussion on the revolution happening with ketones and the direction the research is leading the key players in this space. We cover how ketones can modulate fundamental aspects of human physiology, including glucose metabolism, brain function and heart health.

6 May 2022

Commodities Investing: Lean into inflation, spend time in the market and research the fundamentals

Do we lean into inflation or panic? Commodity investment expert Simon Popple advises invest in areas that are going to go up in price. Think fuel, think energy and think about the opportunities that some well-run mining companies will present to those not risk averse and those with the time to do their research.

Popple is founder of Brookville Capital, a service dedicated to educating about commodities, portfolio diversification and stock recommendations including Chalice Mining which has increased ’65 times’ since Popple’s endorsement.

In this podcast he shares his BRIDGE stock analysis technique, and belief that investors should ‘spend time in the market instead of timing the market.’ Simon also gifts viewers and listeners of this Master Investor interview with an inflation busting exclusive discount code to his weekly Brookville Capital Intelligence Report.

21 February 2022

Inside View: The Coding Revolution

Sarah Lowther interviews the CEO and CFO of Northcoders Group PLC, Chris Hill and Charlotte Prior to find out more about their growth plans, business model and what they are doing with the money raised from their 2021 IPO.

15 February 2022

Inside View: The Evolution of Fintech

Sarah Lowther is joined by Derren Nathan of Hybridan who describes the advances being made in Fintech, and the companies engineering the industry’s progress.

3 February 2022

Inside View: Smiths News Group – Value stock with growth potential?

Following a strong year, are Smiths News Group shares now undervalued? Sarah Lowther interviews CEO, Jon Bunting and CFO, Paul Baker.

31 January 2022

Inside View: Sarah Lowther interviews on the ‘Class of 21’, Microlise Group PLC

2021 was a bumper year for IPOs, with Microlise Group PLC one of the most promising. Sarah Lowther interviews CEO, Nadeem Raza and CFO, Bill Wynn about the performance and the future of the business.

27 January 2022

Investing in 2022

2022 promises to be an ‘interesting’ year for investing. This webinar addresses the major themes and assesses how investors can make the most out of the year ahead.

Sarah Lowther is joined by Victor Hill, Mark Watson-Mitchell and Jonathan Davis for a look at the major themes and opportunities that lie ahead.

25 January 2022

Inside View: SDI Group – A Covid-proof company?

SDI Group has enjoyed sustained growth with the pandemic seemingly unable to hold it back. Sarah Lowther speaks to CEO, Mike Creedon about cash generation and Covid-19.

17 January 2022

Master Investor: Jonathan Davis interviews Martin Gilbert

Jonathan Davis interviews Martin Gilbert, founder of Aberdeen Asset Management and currently Chairman of both AssetCo PLC and Revolut (amongst others). Martin discusses his experiences with Aberdeen, the value being created by AssetCo and the state of the current economic cycle.

21 December 2021

Inside View: SulNOx Group’s Richardson on the innovation that’s reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions

SulNOx Group is rapidly becoming the energy transition environmental stock to watch as its fuel conditioners, emulsifiers and stabilizers are adopted by more and more customers. CEO Ben Richardson explains to Sarah Lowther how its products make modes of transport from ships to the family car go further, faster and cleaner and how the company doesn’t require large sums of capital to progress to the next stage.

8 December 2021

Inside View: Symphony Environmental Plc

Michael Laurier, Group Chief Executive of Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc talks to Sarah Lowther about the company’s long quest creating solutions to eradicate the global plastic pollution crisis. He explains that while plastic is essential, the type of plastic used can be reconfigured to no longer pose a problem once its purpose has been fulfilled.

5 December 2021

Inside View: 50 Shades of Hydrogen

Sarah Lowther is joined by Derren Nathan of Hybridan to discuss the rapidly developing technology and industries surrounding the evolution of the hydrogen economy.

Investing in the age of longevity 2021

17 November 2021

Investing in the Age of Longevity

Our one-day masterclass, Investing in the Age of Longevity, offers you the rare chance to be involved (and invested) in the birth of a new industry – arguably the greatest investment opportunity of all time.

12 November 2021

Seed Innovations’ McDermott on the cannabis investment opportunity

Cannabis has long been surrounded by stigma and misconceptions remain. However cannabis-related companies have now listed on the UK stock exchange and investors have exposure to the plant and its benefits.

Ahead of 2021’s Cannabis Europa London conference, Ed McDermott founder of Emmac Life Sciences and chief executive of Seed Innovations talks to Master Investor about cannabis’s corporate history and the multiple investment opportunities in the cannabinoid space.

8 November 2021

Master Investor CEO interviews: Larry Zulch of Invinity Energy Systems

Ahead of the Small Cap Awards, Tim Corcoran interviews the CEO of one of the nominees for ESG Company of the Year, Larry Zulch of Invinity Energy Systems Plc.

21 October 2021

Small Cap Chat

Sarah Lowther is joined by Stuart Fieldhouse (Armchair Trader) and Mark Watson-Mitchell (Master Investor) for a discussion of which small cap stocks look attractive and which are less appealing for private investors.

7 October 2021

The opportunities and challenges of becoming a public company

Following the historical low of 2019, public markets in the UK are experiencing something of a resurgence in IPO activity at present, with 2021 already exceeding the volume of IPOs in 2020. Strong investor demand combined with a greater range of listing options offered by the London Stock Exchange and the Aquis Exchange has made the prospect of going public more attractive to companies seeking growth and investment, but notable disappointments such as Deliveroo have demonstrated that successful floatations are not a given, mistakes can seriously hamper a floatation.

This insightful webinar examines the process, benefits and potential pitfalls for companies considering going public. A panel of experts in the legal, financial and logistical aspects of IPOs is sharing their valuable knowledge and experience and addressing the pressing questions of the businesses who may be considering this as an option for the future.

15 September 2021

Autumn update: Live webinar with Jim Mellon

From the financial crisis, to biotech, and now longevity and clean meat, Jim Mellon is consistently ahead of the game when it comes to anticipating big structural trends – the money trees that can make investors a fortune.

30 June 2021

Super forecasting the next five years: the macro trends that matter for investors

Chief Economic Strategist of Netwealth, Gerard Lyons in discussion with Master Investor. Over a long career in the City, Gerard has demonstrated excellent foresight on the issues and themes that have driven economies and markets at home and globally. He has a long track record of calls, many non-consensus, that have proved right. What does he foresee now and what lies ahead for markets and investors over the next five years?

10 June 2021

WiseAlpha Bond Academy – An Introduction to Corporate Bonds

Corporate bonds have traditionally been the preserve of the financial elite. The goal of WiseAlpha’s Bond Academy is to change that. The Bond Academy, a free CPD accredited course, exists to set the wheels of democratisation in motion. WiseAlpha’s focus is on accelerating its efforts to educate the market on corporate bonds and to make this trillion-dollar industry accessible to everyone.

27 May 2021

Property Market Analysis – What to Avoid & What to Cash In On Over The Next 12 Months

On 27th May at 1pm we will be joined by Kam Dovedi, CEO and Founder at Premier Property. In this online masterclass, Kam will give an overview of his expectations for the property market over the next 12 months and share strategies to help you move forward in property this year.

1. Property Market Cycle

  • A deep dive in to where we are and where we are heading

2. The Opportunity

  • ​How to cash In on the opportunities that are appearing in the UK property market right now
  • The property boom and when it is going to happen

3. Investment Strategy

  • ​​How to choose the best property strategy for you
  • What you should be avoiding right now that could prove costly over the next 12 months
  • How to invest in property when the UK economy has suffered a record slump as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

13 May 2021

Ask Evil: Live Q&A with Evil Knievil

The man the Daily Mail dubbed “The King of the Short Sellers”, Evil Knievil (aka Simon Cawkwell) is Britain’s most feared bear-raider. A big man with a bigger reputation, Evil Knievil famously made £1 million by short selling shares in Northern Rock during its collapse. He also uses his knowledge and experience to buy shares, often resulting in the same devastating effect.

29 April 2021

Three steps to steady investment growth

Master Investor are joined by David Paul of VectorVest to look at the three steps to steady investment growth:

1. What to buy
How to identify the best stocks for your trades. Stocks that are growing earnings strongly and safely.

2. When to buy
This is all about getting into the overall market at the right time and teaching you how to pinpoint your market entries.

3. When to sell
Instead of wondering “am I selling too early” or “am I selling too late” you want to be confident you are selling at the right time.

22 April 2021

Spring update: Live webinar with Jim Mellon

From the financial crisis, to biotech, and now longevity and clean meat, Jim Mellon is consistently ahead of the game when it comes to anticipating big structural trends – the money trees that can make investors a fortune.

1 April 2021

Understanding EIS: A guide to tax-efficient investing

This webinar will explore and discuss the opportunities and challenges for private investors looking to take advantage of EIS and SEIS investments.

The Agrarian Revolution

4 March 2021

The Agrarian Revolution: Opportunities in Alternative Proteins

The Agrarian Revolution is coming. Alternative proteins are not just possible but necessary if humanity is to feed itself without killing the planet. This event will bring together scientists, investors, policy makers and businesses to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

25 February 2021

The Fundamentals of Buy to Let in the UK; Post COVID-19 & Brexit

This webinar will give you a clear understanding of the most suitable Buy To Let fundamentals to use to achieve success in 2021 and beyond. It will cover current trends in the market as well as research on Buy To Let hot spots. This will allow you to understand the current market opportunities and how best you can utilise them!

28 January 2021

2021: Investing themes for the year

James Faulkner and Victor Hill discuss the macro-economic and political trends which will impact investments in 2021.

21 January 2021

Introduction to Moo’s Law – An investor’s guide to the new agrarian revolution

Jim Mellon has written Moo’s Law to provide the reader with the first-ever review of the entire alternative protein category, and the associated supply chain of meat, poultry, seafood and allied industries, and also goes a step further with his investment assessment of every leading company in this space. He is joined on this webinar with two of the leading authorities in the industry, Mark Post (Chief Scientific Officer, Mosa Meat) and Lou Cooperhouse (President & CEO of BlueNalu) for what promises to be an enlightening hour for both those familiar with the cellular agriculture sector and those who are new to the New Agrarian Revolution.

Main stage 2019

4-5 December 2020

Master Investor Show 2020

In 2020 Master Investor hosted the first ever virtual Master Investor Show. Split over the 4th and 5th of December the show featured exhibitors and presentations from more than 40 organisations and thousands of private investors.

Investing in the Age of Longevity 2020

10 November 2020

Investing in the Age of Longevity 2020

We are on the verge of a lifespan revolution. In the next 30 years, life expectancy is going to rise to between 110 and 120. The nascent but rapidly growing longevity industry has the capacity to change forever how we live, and how (and when) we die. Crucially, it will also influence how we successfully invest for the future.

How can we as investors and advisors prosper in this new era of longevity?

Our masterclass, Investing in the age of longevity, offers you the rare chance to be involved (and invested) in the birth of a new industry – arguably the greatest investment opportunity of all time.

Two exclusive panel discussions delivered by leaders and investors at the cutting edge of the field – ensures you’ll leave the event with valuable learning points to help build your longevity investment portfolio.

Mining webinar

28 October 2020

How to pick a winner when prospecting for small-cap mining stocks

Master Investor’s Editor-in-Chief will be joined by John Cornford (author of MI’s mining journal), to discuss strategies for choosing the best small-cap mining stocks.

14 October 2020

Investing in the Post Pandemic World

The coronavirus pandemic has tipped the global economy upside-down and devastated lives as well as investment portfolios. In times like these, it pays to keep a cool head and make decisions based on long-term goals rather than short-term market gyrations.

In this Master Investor webinar Victor Hill and James Faulkner pick up where their Special Report, Cataclysm is Opportunity, left off…

14 September 2020

Ask Jim: Live Q&A with Jim Mellon

Jim Mellon answers your questions in a live webinar.

From the financial crisis, to biotech, and now longevity and clean meat, Jim Mellon is consistently ahead of the game when it comes to anticipating big structural trends – the money trees that can make investors a fortune.

19 August 2020

Your retirement plans,COVID-19 and the next crisis: What is the long-term impact?

In this webinar Master Investor editor James Faulkner is joined by Thomas Salter, Chief Operating Officer of Netwealth, and Matt Conradi, Head of Client Advisory at Netwealth, who will look at what investors can do to make better informed decisions about their retirement.

Join the experts as they discuss:

  • the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 market volatility on your retirement plans
  • preparing your portfolios for the next crisis
  • investing for drawdown: generating a sustainable income in the current market environment
  • how our online planning tools can help you to make more informed decisions about your retirement

30 July 2020

Ask Jim: Live Q&A with Jim Mellon

Delve inside the mind of the Master Investor: Jim Mellon answers your questions in a live webinar.

From the financial crisis, to biotech, and now longevity and clean meat, Jim Mellon is consistently ahead of the game when it comes to anticipating big structural trends – the money trees that can make investors a fortune.

8 July 2020

Ask Evil: Live Q&A webinar with Simon Cawkwell aka Evil Knievil

In an exclusive webinar, Master Investor brings you Simon Cawkwell, aka Evil Knievil.

The man the Daily Mail dubbed “The King of the Short Sellers”, Evil Knievil (aka Simon Cawkwell) is Britain’s most feared bear-raider. A big man with a bigger reputation, Evil Knievil famously made £1 million by short selling shares in Northern Rock during its collapse. Evil now writes exclusively for Master Investor.

Evil discusses all things investing.

11 June 2020

Mellon on the Markets: June Update

The Master Investor himself Jim Mellon talks to James Faulkner about his latest investing activities and thoughts on the markets.

Topics covered include:

  • Has the stock market rally gone too far too fast?
  • Are gold and precious metals stocks a buy on the dip?
  • Other commodity stocks of interest in an inflationary environment
  • Clean meat and ‘Moo’s Law’
  • The US election and Brexit

8 June 2020

Lord Lee’s five favourite small caps

James Faulkner interviews Lord Lee of Trafford, the UK’s first recorded ISA millionaire. Lord Lee discusses the performance of his portfolio during lockdown and how his preference for reliable, established businesses where management have ’skin in the game’ sets him in good stead to weather the storm. Lord Lee also reveals his five favourite small caps stocks.

10 June 2020

Creative Destruction in the age of Coronavirus with Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust & QuotedData

Covid-19 has brought some industries to their knees whilst providing a catalyst for others to accelerate the changes that they are bringing to people’s lives. It is perhaps no coincidence that many of the companies that have adapted well to Covid-19 – and seen their share prices respond accordingly – have been those at the cutting edge of technological change.

The fund managers at Scottish Mortgage Trust know this all too well, as the trust’s portfolio is exposed to some of the most disruptive businesses in the world. In this Master Investor webinar, Master Investor editor James Faulkner talks to Catharine Flood of Baillie Gifford, investment manager for Scottish Mortgage Trust, and James Carthew of QuotedData.

20 May 2020

Investing in uncertain times – How to look after your money

It is looking increasingly likely that Coronavirus will continue to affect us all for the short and, potentially, medium term. If that proves to be the case, investors should be prepared for a period of increased market uncertainty and volatility.

Join master investor Jim Mellon and Netwealth’s CEO Charlotte Ransom as they discuss:

  • How investing during bear markets can be highly rewarding over the long run
  • Strategies to deploy capital during volatile markets
  • Cyclicals vs defensives
  • Mental discipline and investor psychology

20 May 2020

Small Cap Awards Short List Candidates 2020

James Faulkner and Niall Pearson discuss some of the short list candidates for the Small Cap Awards 2020. Companies covered include Volex, Bioventix, Essensys, Avacta, Ilika and more…

15 May 2020

The Small Cap Awards 2020 Preview: The judging process

In advance of the announcement of the Shortlist for the 2020 Small Cap Awards, Chief Judge Claire Noyce discusses the judging process with Master Investor Editor-in-Chief, James Faulkner.

22 April 2020

Investing in uncertain times – Coronavirus: Will markets ever be the same again?

COVID-19 has sent shockwaves through global financial markets, which have now entered bear market territory for the first time since the global financial crisis. But with crisis comes opportunity.

James Faulkner, Editor-in-Chief of Master Investor hosts a lineup of some of the most insightful investment experts on the planet: Jim Mellon, James Ferguson and Victor Hill.


13 November 2019

Investing in the Age of Longevity

At Master Investor’s Investing in the Age of Longevity event, part of Longevity week 2019, some of the leading minds in this emerging sector mingled with the world’s most important institutional and private investors to discuss the birth of a new industry – arguably the greatest investment opportunity of all time.

Master Investor Sheffield

29 July 2019

Master Investor Sheffield

Master Investor Sheffield was an opportunity for companies to meet and engage with an audience of private investors in the north. The panel discussed performance, future opportunities and why Sheffield, and more broadly the north, is a great place in which to base their businesses.

Cannabis event

27 June 2019

Master Investor in focus: Investing in the European Cannabis & CBD Market

Master Investor ‘in focus’ is our series of topical bespoke events. Here we turn our focus to the European Cannabis & CBD Market and present the opportunities for growth and investment within this sector.

Main stage 2019

9 April 2019

Master Investor Show 2019

The Master Investor Show is the UK’s largest event connecting companies and industry experts with private investors. The 2019 show was the 17th edition of the event and saw a record number of attendees connect with 100 exhibiting companies, and learn from over 50 presentations by CEOs, founders and investment experts. Next year’s show will be held on 28 March 2020.

Renewable Energy

11 October 2018

Master Investor in focus: Investing into alternative energy

Our first in focus event gave companies from the renewable energy sector a platform to engage with private investors.

Master Investor Show 2018

17 March 2018

Master Investor Show 2018

The Master Investor Show is the UK’s largest event connecting companies and industry experts with private investors. The 2018 show was the 16th edition of the event and saw a record number of attendees connect with 100 exhibiting companies, and learn from over 50 presentations by CEOs, founders and investment experts.

Master Investor Show 2017

25 March 2017

Master Investor Show 2017

The Master Investor Show is the UK’s largest event connecting companies and industry experts with private investors. The 2017 show was the 15th edition of the event and saw a record number of attendees connect with 100 exhibiting companies, and learn from over 50 presentations by CEOs, founders and investment experts.