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PIWORLD interview with Andy Brough: Markets & Lessons Learned in 2021

PIWORLD interview with Andy Brough: Markets & Lessons Learned in 2021

09 December 2021

A tremendous interview that gives some insight to the highs and lows of 2021. What companies and Andy have learned through Covid. The hunt for disrupters. Activists and bid activity. The attractions of the FTSE100. We hear how an institution exits a position. The attractiveness of an IPO, a placing or an overhang. Director buys and sells. Latterly, we discuss bitcoin and NFT’s (Non Fungible Tokens). Finally, for those who want the investing challenge (or fancy themselves as a Fund Manager!), we discuss the new PIWORLD series, Sell it to the City, and what the Fund Managers, Andy, Judith and Stephen are looking for from contestants. Please contact PIWORLD.CO.UK if you want to take part. A very engaging and informative listen. Thank you Andy!

01:02 How has 2021 been?
01:46 Omicrom?
03:28 Views on a Santa rally?
05:18 Inflation
07:05 Tapering
08:17 Disrupters Reach #RCH, Future #FUTR, Lookers #LOOK, Inchcape #INCH
12:15 Property – Grainger #GRI
13:11 FTSE100, FTSE250 v AIM Royal Mail #RMG; Land Securities #LAND; #WISE, Marks & Spencer #MKSN
17:18 Activists: Elliot, Glaxosmithkline #GSK, Taylor Wimpey #TW., Clinigen #CLIN, Pearson #PSON, Johnson Matthey #JMAT
17:50 Which holdings which will move the dial? Frasers #FRAS, Studio Retail #STU
19:00 Bid activity Clinigen #CLIN
19:47 Studio Retail #STU
22:43 Learnings from 2021
25:22 Tremor #TRMR
26:47 Bid pick for 2022 Indivior #INDV
28:39 Crystal Amber and selling an overhang #DLAR
30:57 Institutional pools of liquidity & IPOs
32:18 Preference to buy and IPO, placing or overhang?
34:18 Evolution of Covid: what went well and what went badly
37:44 Director buys and sells Telecom Plus #TEP; Tremor #TRMR Fraser #FRAS
40:19 Bitcoin
41:40 NFTs
42:14 Where to find Andy Brough & his funds
42:41 Sell it to the City: what is it? What the Fund Managers want to hear.
(Sell it to the City – Episode 1: https://www.piworld.co.uk/education-videos/piworld-sell-it-to-the-city-october-2021/)

About Andy Brough:
• Head of the UK & European Small and Mid Cap team
• Manager of the Schroder Mid 250 Fund and the Schroder UK Smaller Companies Fund
• Co-Manager of the Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund plc and Co-manager of the Schroder Institutional UK Smaller Companies Fund
• Co-manager of Schroder ISF European Smaller Companies
• Investment career commenced on joining Schroders in 1987
• Chartered Accountant
• BSc in Economics, Manchester University

https://www.schroders.com/

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