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Money Makers: The Stock Market Secrets of Britain's Top Professional Investment Managers by Jonathan Davis

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1. Introduction

This is a book about some of Britain’s most successful professional investors – who they are, what they do and how they think. It is designed to appeal to anyone who shares my interest in the stock market and wants to know how the experts go about making money from it. It is, thank goodness, no longer politically incorrect, as it seemed to be thirty years ago, to believe that the stock market fulfils an important function in the working of an efficient economy, nor to suggest that there is anything wrong in people trying to maximise their wealth through buying stocks and shares. For good or ill, we are all capitalists now.

The stock market does enjoy one huge advantage over most other ways of risking your money. Unlike say, ...

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