Last week, the Stock Market Investment Club came together for their first meeting of the year in glorious sunshine, under the shade of the trees on the South Lawn.
Simon Brooks, our financial expert, was introduced to the new Year 6s who have joined the existing Year 7 and 8 club members. After discovering that Mr Brooks once authorised an asset switch worth £43 billion, one Year 6 pupil commented: “He’s obviously a genius!”
The new teams have now been formed and team roles allocated (Lead Manager, Deputy Fund Manager and Research Analysts). Embley Asset Management now comprises Royal London Asset Management (Y8), Crux Asset Management (Y7) and Blackrock, Merian and Schroders (Y6). In future it is hoped that each team will be able to visit its namesake in London and present their investment portfolios.
The club ended with the fantastic news that Charles Stanley, who have kindly agreed to act as our dealer on the London Stock Exchange, have opened an account for us. Embley Asset Management is now officially in business!