Mike Boydell

Mike Boydell, Managing Director - SHARES

10.00 , 14.30 , 16.25

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 many 100’s 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.

Nicolas Bertrand

Nicolas Bertrand, Head of Equities and Derivatives - London Stock Exchange


Nicolas is Head of Equities and Derivatives for London Stock Exchange Group. Appointed in 2010, he is responsible for UK and Italian equity markets and the Group's derivatives markets. Nicolas joined Borsa Italiana in November 1999 and has been responsible for IDEM, the Italian Derivatives Market of Borsa Italiana, since January 2004.


In July 2009, Nicolas was appointed head of the newly created 'Equity Markets and IDEM' division within the London Stock Exchange Group, which combined the equity cash and derivatives markets for Italy and the UK. He is also a board member of FTSE and Turquoise.


Russ Mould

Russ Mould, Investment Director - AJ Bell

10.15 , 10.35

Russ Mould has 24 years' experience of 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 Research Director in summer 2013 following AJ Bell's acquisition of Shares' parent company, MSM Media.

Michael Hewson

Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst - CMC Markets


Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets, Michael has over 25 years' financial trading experience, specialising in technical analysis. Respected for his candid and direct market commentary, Michael regularly appears on financial and mainstream TV, including Bloomberg, BBC, CNN and Fox Business. Michael has delivered seminars at the World Money Show, London Business School and London Stock Exchange and holds an MSTA from the UK Society of Technical Analysts (STA) and a CFTe from the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).


Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans, Founder and Managing Director - Progressive Equity Research


After graduating from Oxford, Gareth qualified as Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen. He moved into research, originally covering the pan-European Chemicals stocks, before switching to the UK technology sector over a decade ago. His research career has included time at DLJ, ABN AMRO and Canaccord Genuity; he was also co-Head of European Equity Research at Investec. 


Gareth is a frequent speaker at company and industry events, has received numerous Starmine Awards and been voted techMARK Analyst of the Year.  

Simon Lambert

Simon Lambert, Editor - This is Money

11.05 , 12.15

Simon Lambert is the editor of This is Money, the award-winning personal finance and business website and money section of Mail Online.

This is Money aims to bring readers the best money news, advice and tips and empower people to make the best financial decisions - helping them make money and save money.


Simon writes the site’s Minor Investor column and leads its investing coverage, featuring the site’s own experts and those of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday.




Mike Morrison

Mike Morrison, Head of Platform Marketing - AJ Bell


Mike Morrison has worked in financial services for far too many years. In 1990 he joined Winterthur (now AXAWealth) as Technical Manager, playing an instrumental role in the development of their SIPP product and later their pioneering work on income drawdown. 

Mike is an ex Chairman of AMPS (the Association of Member Directed Pension Schemes) and is on the Financial Planning Committee of the ICAEW. He is also an Associate of the Pensions Management Institute and the Chartered  Insurance Institute, and he holds  both an LLB and an LLM in European Law. 

An accomplished speaker and writer on financial services matters, Mike is passionate about retirement and savings issues, and how we can better communicate these to a wider audience. 

Dan Coatsworth

Dan Coatsworth, Editor - SHARES


Daniel Coatsworth is the editor at Shares and has written for the publication since 2005 where he's 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

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 ebooks including “How to Make Money in Value Stocks”.

Ed Bowsher

Ed Bowsher, Senior Analyst - Share Radio


Ed Bowsher is Share Radio's in-house senior analyst. That means he explains the big financial issues in a simple, easy-to-understand way and he does that across a range of different Share Radio shows.

He's been investing in the stock market as a private investor since the mid-90s and has worked as a financial journalist since 2000. Previous jobs include Editor of The Motley Fool UK and Deputy Editor of MoneyWeek magazine. He's also worked for Citywire, Breakingviews and Lovemoney.

Brian Schwieger

Brian Schwieger, Head of Equities - London Stock Exchange


Brian Schwieger joined the London Stock Exchange Group in August 2013 as the Head of Equity markets for the London Stock Exchange. Reporting into the Capital Markets group, he is responsible for all aspects of the secondary markets business for equities, including Business and Product development and Marketing.  As a member of the Equities and Derivatives Management Committee, Brian is also involved with the Exchange's strategy across Turquoise and Derivatives markets.


Brian joined the LSE from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was a Managing Director and Head of European Electronic Sales and Consulting at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.


He has a BSc (Econ) from London School of Economics and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.

David Jones

David Jones, Presenter - BBC Radio 5 Live Wake Up To Money and Shares Chartist - SHARES

14.30 , 15.00

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". David currently works as a freelance financial journalist, writing the chartist and foreign exchange columns for Shares Magazine. He is also the markets presenter 3 days a week on the popular BBC Radio 5 Live programme, Wake Up To Money.

Roger Lawson

Roger Lawson, Deputy Chairman - ShareSoc


Roger is currently Deputy Chairman of ShareSoc (the UK Individual Shareholders Society) which promotes the interests of private investors. He has been an active stock market investor for over 30 years and has written numerous articles on stock market investment for a wide variety of publications. His past career was mainly as a director of IT companies and he has done some “business angel” investments in early stage companies. He is a Member of the British Computer Society, has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a first degree in Engineering. 

Robert Barnes

Robert Barnes, CEO - Turquoise


Robert Barnes is Chief Executive of Turquoise, the pan European multilateral trading facility majority owned by London Stock Exchange Group in partnership with the user community. Prior to his joining in August 2013, he worked at UBS from February 1994, gaining experience as a yellow jacket on the LIFFE derivatives trading floor and most recently as CEO of UBS MTF and Managing Director, Equities. His industry roles include serving as Chairman, 2004-2009, of the Securities Trading Committee of the London Investment Banking Association and participating on key advisory and policy groups within the financial services sector. Robert holds a BA from Harvard, a PhD from Cambridge, and is a Chartered Fellow and Board Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Fayaz Badouraly

Fayaz Badouraly, Listed Products Sales, Global Equity Flow - Societe Generale


Fayaz Badouraly is responsible for managing the range of LSE-Listed Products at Societe Generale. He joined SG’s Paris headquarters in 2010 to cover private banks and wealth managers’ needs for listed products. A year later, Fayaz joined the UK team with a wider scope of clients (from retail investors to fund managers). Prior to that, Fayaz worked in the private banking industry in New York City. 

Townsend Lansing

Townsend Lansing, Executive Director - Head of Short/Leveraged and FX Platforms - ETF Securities


Townsend Lansing is Head of Short/Leveraged & FX Platforms at ETF Securities, having previously served as Head of Regulatory Affairs and Head of Product Development.  He brings extensive experience across global financial markets as well as in-depth knowledge of exchange traded products. Prior to ETF Securities, Townsend was at Bank of America, where he was a Vice President in New Product Development in Equity Derivatives.

Townsend began his career working as a lawyer in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Townsend earned his B.A. magna cum laude and his J.D. from Columbia University in New York.