They are the world's best - the professional investors at the head of global investment funds and the mavericks operating from behind thing more than a laptop and a point of view; some with millions of pounds at their disposal and the fate of companies and customers' savings hanging on their decisions, others with thing more (or less) than their reputation and their own fortune on the line. What sets them apart from the thousands of other investors out there is their track record. The professional investors who have contributed to this book include multiple award winners, fund managers who have managed to double or triple investment returns every two years, as well as the heads and founders of firms with billions - occasionally trillions - under management and half a century of profits to which they can point. There are better investors to learn from when making your own way in the markets, and this book is the indispensable collection of the secrets behind their success, straight from the investors themselves.Featuring the investing rules of award-winning experts in Asian, Latin American and Western markets, contrarian specialists, mutual fund managers and more, Professional Investor Rules is a compelling snapshot of some of today's best investing minds. No investor can afford to be without it.
Jonathan Davis is one of the UK's leading authors and commentators on stock market investment. He is the author of Money Makers (Texere, 1998, revised Harriman House 2013), a study of the investment habits and philosophy of seven top UK investors, and Investing With Anthony Bolton, an analysis of the methods of Fidelity's legendary UK fund manager (Harriman House, 2004, revised edition 2006). He has written a fortnightly column in the Financial Times since 2007 and for 12 years before that wrote a popular weekly column in The Independent. You can subscribe to his blog and the Independent Investor newsletter via his website. Educated at Cambridge University and MIT's Sloan School of Management, where he met and studied the methods of Warren Buffett for a Master's degree thesis, Jonathan was previously a senior business journalist at The Sunday Telegraph, The Times and The Economist. He is currently Investment Director of Agrifirma Services Ltd, advisers to a Brazilian Farmland Fund, and a Non-Executive Director of Hargreaves Lansdown plc. He holds the CFA's Investment Management Certificate.