11 Oct 2010
Investors flock to Private Investor Forum
It may be nearly a decade since the AIC's 'its' campaign failed to convert the masses to investment trusts but our recent private investor forum in London proved that a lot of investors remain committed to investment trusts.
Over 400 people turned out to hear a series of presentations from Baillie Gifford including Scottish Mortgage fund manager James Anderson explaining how he invests for Scottish Mortgage and deputy fund manager, Tom Slater, on how Scottish Mortgage approaches investing in China.
The number of people wanting to attend the event was far higher than expected and could have easily filled a bigger venue. Attendees were very punctual, with people queuing to get in and most people registering by 12.45pm, despite presentations not starting until 1.30pm. This was something that caused a bit of concern for those of us who had organised the event as we thought for a minute we might have gone over-capacity – fortunately this didn’t happen.
We had taken a large amount of literature to the event and most of it was gone by the time the presentations had begun. Plenty of people took the opportunity to submit a question and we will endeavour to answer as many of these as possible over the next few weeks as well as sift through the feedback forms returned.
The forum also gave us the chance to meet many of the customers we speak to on the phone on a regular basis and having Lindsey Greig on the exhibition stand could finally prove that she is a real person and not just a made-up name that appears at the bottom of our letters!
From behind the scenes there was a large amount of work to make the forum happen and we hope it met the attendees’ expectations. We always welcome feedback on events like this and any comments can be emailed to our Client Relations team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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