Greatest investors

Dambisa Moyo: inequality, growth, and the failure of liberal democracy

Dambisa Moyo and Merryn Somerset Webb

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to economist Dambisa Moyo about her new book, and how to improve democracy and deliver prosperity not just in the West, but the whole world.

The world’s greatest investors: Robert Fleming

Robert Fleming’s trust aimed to generate good returns by investing in a diversified portfolio of bonds.

The world’s greatest investors: Sir Philip Rose

Sir Philip Rose was born in 1816, the son of a British army officer and went on to set up the Foreign and Colonial Government Trust.

The world’s greatest investors: Angus Tulloch

Angus Tulloch

Angus Tulloch’s strategy was simple but effective: buy well-run firms in industries with barriers to entry that are generating strong returns on capital.

The world’s greatest investors: Hugh Young

Hugo Young

Effective companies are about people working well together, says Hugo Young, manager of the Aberdeen Global Asia Pacific Equity Fund.

The world’s greatest investors: Angela Lascelles

Angela Lascelles

Angela Lascelles was told she could never go into investment management as she was female, says Matthew Partridge. So, she did it anyway.

The balance between value and growth

Japanese robotic car manufacturers © Getty images

Investors need to go a long way to find sensibly priced stocks today, but Japan and the US still offer pockets of value, Simon Edelsten tells Merryn Somerset Webb.

The world’s greatest investors: Peter Spiller

Peter Spiller

Over time, Peter Spiller changed the strategy of the Capital Gearing Trust to focus on preserving capital.

The world’s greatest investors: David Einhorn

Greenlight Capital, run by David Einhorn, adopts a long-short strategy, taking long and short positions.

The world’s greatest investors: Francisco García Paramés

Spanish value investor Francisco García Paramés has enjoyed annualised returns of 16% over 25 years.

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