ILT001 | Investing For The Long Term with Judith & Rosemary: Part One of an Investors Journey

Published: Oct. 1, 2023, 9:30 a.m.


Have you ever wondered what a fund manager does, how they think, the types of investments they look for and what led them to pursue careers in finance and investing? Join Judith MacKenzie, Head of Downing Fund Managers and Rosemary Banyard, Fund Manager, as they peel back the veil and share their guiding principles and experiences from careers spanning multiple decades in the finance industry as investment fund managers.

In this first part of a six-part series, Judith, and Rosemary share how they got started in finance and some of their experiences as women in finance, both good and not-so-good. They share their biggest influences and why they pursued careers in finance. This was a real insight into two seasoned fund managers and what it was like for them in their early careers during the late 80s and early 90s.

They finish off with an introduction to the capital markets and why they are important for the UK economy and how Judith is actively working to help improve the investing landscape for both companies and investors alike.

Each episode of this six-part series builds on the next with episode two discussing different investing styles to suit different personalities, small cap vs large cap, investing in the UK vs the global market and much, much more


3:00 Rosemary shares how she got her start in the city.

6:30 Judith shares how she got her start in the city.

10:15 They both share what it was like in thier early careers during the late 80s and early 90s

13:00 Judith and Rosemary each share a story of unconscious biases they have experienced.

15:30 They both share the positives of being women in finance.

19:45 They both share who their early influences were on their lives and careers.

23:45 They both share why they are so passionate about investing and the markets.

30:15 They both share passionately what needs to be done to improve the landscape for British companies and UK PLC

33:15 Jusith shares the book she is currently reading The Everything Blueprint by James Ashton

34:10 Rosemary shares the book she is currently reading an autobiography of Thomas Jefferson by John B. Boles

Hope you enjoy this episode and have a wonderful day.

The FYR Team

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Disclaimer: This presentation is for educational purposes only. All opinions and information are for demonstrational purposes and do not constitute investment advice. Trading and investing carries a high level of risk and are not right for everyone. If you need financial advice, consult with a regulated financial adviser in your country before making any decisions.