26th June 2024

Our next event will take place on the 26th June in the City of London. Speaker details are below.

Mikhail Zverev, Fund Manager

Mikhail Zverev joined Amati in February 2022 as a fund manager to work on TB Amati Strategic Innovation Fund.

Between 2007 and 2021 Mikhail managed high conviction global funds and ran global equities teams at Standard Life Investments (now Abrdn) and Aviva Investors.

Mikhail started his career in finance in 1998 with boutique investment bank Trigon Capital, helping to raise growth capital for Eastern European technology companies. Following a spell with Citigroup, where he was a Mergers & Acquisitions analyst, he joined First State Investments as a Senior Equity Analyst, working alongside Paul Jourdan on the FSI British Smaller Companies Fund and FSI AIM VCT.

Mikhail holds BSc in Semiconductor Physics from St Petersburg State Technical University and MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.

Sean Peche, Portfolio Manager

Sean is a Value investor and has managed Ranmore Global Equity Fund since its inception in 2008. Sean scours global markets for mispriced shares which trade at valuations which suggest a margin of safety should the investment thesis not play out. An important part of the process is to avoid overvalued businesses.

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1996, Sean spent two years at Old Mutual Asset Management (South Africa) as an equity analyst, before joining Decillion Capital as one of its founding members and co-managed the successful BigRock Fund, a South African based hedge fund. In 2001, he relocated to London with Decillion Fund Management and co-managed a US/European hedge Fund. Sean spent five years at London-based Orbis Investment Advisory, before leaving in 2008 to establish Ranmore Fund Management Ltd.

Mark Slater, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Slater co-founded UK-equity investment specialist Slater Investments in 1994 with Ralph Baber and is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of the company, chairing the Investment Committee.

The company manages a hedge fund, two-unit trusts, two OEICs and portfolios for pension schemes, charities, and high net worth individuals.

Mark has also been the recipient of several industry awards. Prior to founding Slater Investments, Mark worked as a financial journalist with Analyst plc and the Investor’s Chronicle. Also, in 1992, he helped research and edit a best-selling investment book “The Zulu Principle” for his father, Jim Slater, which focuses on identifying small to medium-sized growth companies.

During his career, Mark has served on the boards of four public companies in which he has been a substantial shareholder. Mark has an MA in History from Cambridge University.