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Insight into Fund Management

Thursday 30 November 2017
University of Edinburgh

We were delighted to have been involved with The Business Society (Edinburgh University) in coordinating a session with Dr Paul Jourdan, CEO and fund manager of Amati Global Investors and Tom Burnet, Chairman of Accesso to present to students from different faculties at the University of Edinburgh.

The main purpose of the session was to offer the students an insight into the fund management industry and also the opportunity to witness a live fund manager/portfolio company meeting. After giving the audience a detailed explanation of the financial services industry and the role that fund managers play within that, Paul then hosted a live company meeting with Tom Burnet, Chairman of Accesso Technology Group* following their latest results. This gave the students a chance to understand the types of questions the fund manager poses in order to satisfy their investment position or indeed to highlight areas that may cause concern/need for review. Time was left at the end to give the audience the opportunity to question both fund manager and portfolio company.

Below are some of the comments gathered after the session:
  • “Paul catered to the different knowledge levels of the audience. It gave an insight into funds and a useful background to finance – The Q&A session was really informative”

  • “Both Paul and Tom were able to deliver complex information on the industry and their companies in a way that was very easy to understand. The live meeting especially was very engaging”

  • “A very informative and insightful presentation which opened my eyes to new ideas and career opportunities that I hadn’t considered or known much about before”

  • “…. this event was an invaluable experience for me”

*Accesso Technology Group is an AIM listed company. They have active subsidiary companies in several countries including the USA and Canada and generate their revenues from ticketing, mobile and eCommerce technologies and virtual queuing solutions for the leisure, entertainment and cultural markets. Their patented and award-winning technology solutions drive increased revenue for attraction operators whilst improving the overall guest experience. (Amati Global Investors has an investment in Accesso Technology Group within TB Amati UK Smaller Companies and Amati VCT 2).