Mike has over thirty years’ experience covering the Financials sector. During his career he has worked as Head of Financials Research at a number of global investment banks including HSBC Group and Bear Stearns International. He was also Head of Equity Research at Oriel Securities. Mike is an Expert Witness and Consultant in the Financial Services sector, and acted as a testifying expert witness on the Lloyds Banking Group shareholder action relating to Lloyds TSB’s 2008 acquisition of HBOS.
Stephen has over 35 years’ experience in equity investment research, corporate finance, business planning and investor communication. Having qualified as an accountant, Stephen spent ten years in the accountancy profession, latterly at Deloitte. He worked at Investec for seven years and has pursued a variety of roles – including business planning projects for corporates; financial management roles including as a Finance Director; and equity investment research. He has worked across a variety of sectors including Information Technology, Electronics, Media, Property, Support Services, Food and Drink, Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, Charity and Agribusiness.
Ian has over 20 years’ equity research experience as a Financials analyst, covering both UK and European banks, as well as specialist lending companies, wealth and asset managers. He has held senior research positions at Canaccord, Williams de Broë and Yamaichi Securities, where he was Head of Research. Ian has worked at Progressive since it was founded, in 2012. He is Head of Research as well as having responsibility for Financials coverage.