12th April 2021, 5pm – 8pm

Dates for Upcoming events included in the Annual Pass:
Monday 12th April 2021
Monday 26th April 2021
Monday 10th May 2021
Monday 24th May 2021
Monday 7th June 2021
Monday 21st June 2021
Monday 19th July 2021

Programme for the evening

5.00 pm Mello welcome and news

5.10 pm Learn from your investing mistakes from the Twitterati panel

5.40 pm VectorVest – low risk investing for growth and income (click below to join VectorVest’s more detailed presentation on Tuesday at 12 pm)

6.00 pm David Stredder interviews Vin Murria 

6.45 pm Company presentation by Aquis Exchange plc

7.15 pm Charity Pledge panel

David Stredder interviews Vin Murria OBE – Technology Investor and Entrepreneur

Vin Murria OBE

Technology Investor and Entrepreneur

Vinodka (Vin) was the founder and CEO of Advanced Computer Software Group plc (2008 to 2015) acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2015, and the CEO of Computer Software Group plc (2002 to 2007) acquired by Hellman Friedman in 2007. She has more than 25 years of experience in the software sector and is currently a non-executive director of Softcat plc and Bunzl plc, Deputy Chairman of M&C Saatchi plc and a Senior Advisor to HG Capital and NM Rothschild on TMT.

Previous directorships have included serving as a non-executive director at Sophos Group plc, Zoopla Property Group plc, Chime plc, DWF plc and COO of Kewill Systems plc (now Blujay). Vin holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science, an MBA and a Doctorate in Business Administration (Hon). Vin became an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2018 for her services to Technology and the empowerment of women in the sector.

Vin is the founder of the PS Foundation, a charity setup to support the education of women and children in poverty in India and the UK.

VectorVest – Low risk investing for consistent growth and income 

Click on the link below to join VectorVest’s full presentation tomorrow at 12 noon

About VectorVest

VectorVest is the only stock analysis and portfolio management system that analyzes, ranks and graphs over 16,500 stocks each day for value, safety and timing and gives a clear buy, sell or hold rating on every stock every day.  VectorVest now comes complete with the UK, USA, CA, AU and all of Europe databases.  

VectorVest gives you ANSWERS, not just data. What to buy. What to sell. Most importantly, WHEN. Unbiased, independent answers. Investment guidance provided at a glance or through your own analysis.

Learn from your worst investment mistakes from the Twitterati panel

Mark Simpson


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Company Presentation – Aquis Exchange PLC

Aquis Exchange PLC is an exchange services group, which operates pan-European cash equities trading businesses (Aquis Exchange), growth and regulated primary markets (Aquis Stock Exchange/AQSE) and develops/licenses exchange software to third parties (Aquis Technologies).

Aquis Exchange is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and France’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers to operate Multilateral Trading Facility businesses in the UK and in EU27 respectively. Aquis operates a lit order book and does not allow aggressive non-client proprietary trading, which has resulted in lower toxicity and signalling risk on Aquis than other trading venues in Europe. According to independent studies, trades on Aquis are less likely to lead to price movement than on other lit markets. Aquis uses a subscription pricing model which works by charging users according to the message traffic they generate, rather than a percentage of the value of each stock that they trade.

Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE) is a stock market providing primary and secondary markets for equity and debt products. It is authorised as a Recognised Investment Exchange, which allows it to operate a regulated listings venue.

Aquis Technologies is the software and technology division of Aquis Exchange PLC. It creates and licenses cutting-edge, cost-effective matching engine and trade surveillance technology for banks, brokers, investment firms and exchanges.

Aquis Exchange PLC (AQX.L) is listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the LSE (AIM) market. For more information, please go to www.aquis.eu. 

Alasdair is the founder and CEO of Aquis Exchange PLC. The Company, which is listed on AIM, is a leading exchange services group. It operates a pan-European MTF business (Aquis Exchange) covering stocks from 14 European countries and also develops and licenses exchange software and services to third parties (Aquis Technologies). In March 2020, Aquis acquired the primary listings business NEX Exchanged and rebranded it Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE).

Alasdair is the former CEO of Chi-X Europe and was responsible for growing the business into Europe’s largest equities exchange and into profitability before its sale in late 2011. Prior to that, he spent 11 years heading up ITG’s international business, pioneering the introduction of electronic trading and crossing into the European and Asian marketplaces. Alasdair began his 30 plus-year career in the City with Morgan Grenfell and has held senior positions at a number of investment banks including HSBC and UBS.

Alasdair Haynes, CEO, Aquis Exchange plc

Charity Pledge panel 

Our panelists will pledge an amount to charity if their target price is hit by a specified date.  Panelists will showcase their chosen company for a few minutes before answering questions from attendees. 

Pete – WheelieDealer Professional Private Investor

Hi, I am a middle aged bloke named Pete who lives in Windsor. I aim to make about 10% to 15% a year gains on my Stock Portfolio, compounded over many years. In practice this means I will have dire years where I lose 25% and cracking years where I gain 25% – and a range of outcomes in between (or even outside this range !!) – but over longer periods I should get near my targets. I then use Spreadbetting to gear up this return but with controlled leverage so my risk is carefully managed – don’t worry at this stage, as time goes on you will hopefully get a good insight of my Approach. For beginners, I recommend starting with a small portfolio of stocks and over time you can build this up and move into the more complex (and dangerous !!) world of the spread betters. It is important to have realistic expectations – 10% COMPOUNDED ANNUALLY over many years will grow your cash into a huge sum

 David Thornton – Former City fund manager and Editor of Growth Company Investor

David went into the City after graduating from Oxford University in PPE in 1982 and spent 30 years in fund management. Most of his career was at Henderson where he was a Director and Head of UK Institutional Equities. He has also managed US equity portfolios and founded an Emerging Markets fund focused on Eastern Europe. David became a financial journalist in 2013 and has been Editor of Growth Company Investor since 2015. He is now also the owner of GCI, which is a long-established subscription newsletter focusing on UK small cap equities.


Paul Scott – Professional Private Investor

I trained as an accountant with a Top 5 firm, but that was so boring that I spent too much time in the 1990s being a disco bunny, and busting moves on the dancefloor, and chilling out with mates back at either my house or theirs, and having a lot of fun!

Then spent 8 years as FD for a ladieswear retail chain called “Pilot”, leaving on great terms in 2002 – having been a key player in growing the business 10 fold. If the truth be told, I partied pretty hard at the weekends too, so bank reconciliations on Monday mornings were more luck than judgement!! But they were always correct.

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