Anthony Bolton was born in 1950. He graduated from Cambridge with a degree in engineering and business studies, going on to work at Keyser Ullman, then Schlesinger Investment Management, before being recruited in 1979 by a former colleague to manage Fidelity's Special Situations Fund. He ran the fund for 28 years, stepping down in 2007.
He wrote Investing Against The Tide: Lessons From A Life Running Money during a brief retirement period, before coming back to run the Fidelity China Special Situations fund in 2010. In 2014 he retired again, and now has a part-time role mentoring other investment managers.
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Matthew graduated from the University of Durham in 2004; he then gained an MSc, followed by a PhD at the London School of Economics.
He has previously written for a wide range of publications, including the Guardian and the Economist, and also helped to run a newsletter on terrorism. He has spent time at Lehman Brothers, Citigroup and the consultancy Lombard Street Research.
Matthew is the author of Superinvestors: Lessons from the greatest investors in history, published by Harriman House, which has been translated into several languages. His second book, Investing Explained: The Accessible Guide to Building an Investment Portfolio, is published by Kogan Page.
As senior writer, he writes the shares and politics & economics pages, as well as weekly Blowing It and Great Frauds in History columns He also writes a fortnightly reviews page and trading tips, as well as regular cover stories and multi-page investment focus features.
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