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The Changing Nature of Education
Thursday 10th December, 6.30pm via Zoom and live at Home Grown
£10 per person including a glass of bubbles and snacks
Members and two guests complimentary on Zoom

2020 has thrown everything at education - cancelled exams, dashed dreams, parental meltdowns. Do these shortcomings highlight cracks in an already out-dated system, or are our traditions strong enough to lead us prosperously into the 21st century? Join club members Hugh Viney, founder of Minerva’s Virtual Academy, a brand new online school for 12-18 year olds, and Adam D’Souza, renowned Education Consultant to some of the UK’s top private schools, for a light 30 minute joust on the merits of “online” versus “traditional” learning, the growing opportunities for entrepreneurialism and investment, and how they see our children’s future educations panning out. Homeschooling vs. online schooling vs. “unschooling” vs. “real” schooling. The gloves are off. Parents, entrepreneurs, get informed.
 

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Wine Tasting in partnership with Inner Place
with Paul Hammond from IG Wines

Wednesday 9th December 6.30pm at Home Grown
£20 per person including wine tasting and food platters

Enjoy a wine tasting with an investment slant as we are partnering with the experts at IG Wines to provide the wines and a wine investment talk.

IG Wines is at the forefront of providing clients with both the best entry points to investment grade wines and the best drinking wines of the world, either ready aged or to lie down and enjoy in the future. So it should be fun but also very informative!

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WealthiHer Breakfast Series: Mastering The Moments That Matter – A Masterclass Brought to you by Irwin Mitchell
Wednesday 9th December 8.30am via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Whether you are an entrepreneur, founder or business leader, you will be confronted with critical moments in your business life cycle which lead you to make hugely significant decisions – decisions that will inevitably have an impact on your business, your wealth, and your personal life.

Join us for a morning masterclass where our experts will shed light and guidance on the key moments that matter, and how you need to prepare yourself to protect yourself.
The experts will cover everything from personal relationships and protection in an event of a marriage or relationship breakdown, to succession planning and ensuring you have the right governance in place, to tackling your personal circumstances as you go through the life cycle of starting, growing and ultimately exiting your business.

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Home Grown Property Series Festive Meet 
Tuesday 8th December, 6.30pm at Home Grown
£10 per person including a few glasses of bubbles and snacks

Amid the current economic uncertainty of COVID-19, 2020 has proven to be an interesting time for the UK housing market and its effects on real estate market developments. The next in our Property Club meet, hosted by Pippa Watmough, Founder of Piggyback Property, we celebrate the end of 2020 with some festive bubbles. Needless to say, we love to ramp up the competitive spirit within the sector, so join us for a night of networking and testing your knowledge on all things property – and don’t worry you don’t have to be a real estate professional to be walking away with the prize!

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Dynamic Vinyasa Flow with Joanna
Monday 7th December, 6.30pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Take the time to focus your mind. Studies have found that regular yoga practice improves concentration, reaction time, memory, and even IQ scores. Join Home Grown Yoga teacher Joanna Voudouris, connect your mind and body, and build strength and flexibility.

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Crocodile Lair
with SFC Capital

Monday 7th December, 6pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Who has got the breakthrough idea? From sustainability to cyber security, the start-ups presenting at our popular monthly pitching event are offering ground-breaking solutions! The series is hosted by Stephen Page, Founder of the award-winning Angel Network and Seed Investment Fund, SFC Capital. Past start up success stories include Onfido, CircaGene, Algocyte, Spintex, Dragonfly and B2Space.

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Soul Sundays
A Home House Event

Sunday 6th December, 10am via Zoom 
Members and two guests complimentary

Join God and Goddess Warrior training session in the Shamanic Tradition with Home House Meditation Mentor Elizabeth Martin, a vision quest to align your Soul with your Purpose. Align your Self with your passions, both corporately and personally. Having an awakened awareness of your self limiting stories and thought patterns, will re-inforce your inner-power, release self judgement, as well as the energy of expectations of those around you and the drama of the media.

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Diamond Masterclass with Kensington Parker
Thursday 3rd December, 5.00pm via Zoom
Tickets £15, including two glasses of Champagne. RSVP below and you will be contacted in advance to collect payment. Limited spaces available.

​Andreas, Private Jeweller and owner of Kensington Parker welcomes you to join him for an intimate evening of Diamonds and Champagne. The evening will involve you initially gaining the theory behind the main characteristics of a diamond, to better understand how these elements effects a diamonds desirability and price. Before the real fun starts; looking, holding and comparing diamonds to fully understand and see their differences. This involves comparing diamonds in a colour card to ascertain colour, using a loupe to see clarity and the naked eye to understand the differences in a diamonds cut, carat weight and whether is possess fluorescence. ​

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Speaking Remotely: What We Can Learn From Sports, Business and Politics
Wednesday 2nd December, 6.30pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Speak like a pro and still be you? Learn how to manage conversational rhythm, connect authentically, and convey gravitas on screen in this interactive workshop led by Katarina Skoberne. Katarina will share practical tips for engaging and presenting remotely based on the latest insights and proven techniques.

Katarina has worked with business leaders and public figures in the UK, across Europe and the US, to deliver speeches ranging from TEDx talks to large conference talks to media appearances and internal presentations – live and remotely. The Daily Telegraph named her one of the 1000 most influential British business people.

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Meet the Members
Wednesday 2nd December, 5.00pm via Zoom
Members complimentary

Home Grown is thrilled to welcome a great amount of new members that have joined our community over the last few months. All new joiners are invited to join us for the next instalment of our 'Meet the New Members', an interactive hour of introductions.

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An Audience with Gregg Wallace
How To Set Up Your Mind for a Successful Year 2021 

Tuesday 1st December, 7pm via Zoom 
Members and two guests complimentary

Although it has been a challenging year for most of us, join us as we prepare to end it with a positive outlook! Gregg Wallace believes that from every challenge we rise bigger and stronger than we were before. Join us for an intimate talk with Home House member and media personality (best known for Masterchef, Eat Well for Less and Inside the Factory). Learn about his inspiring journey from greengrocer, to multimillion business owner, to one of the nation's favourite TV presenters and how you can set your mind up for a successful 2021 and beyond!

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COVID-19 Has Levelled the Playing Field for Regional Startups Seeking Investment
How To Capitalise on the Opportunity
Hosted by SFC Capital

Tuesday 1st December, 1pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Join SFC Capital and panellists from Tech NationBritish Business Bank and Lifefyle to explore how the pandemic has smoothened the funding gap between regional and London-based startups, how investors’ ways of working have changed, and how regional startups can capitalise on the levelling of the playing field when it comes to securing investment.

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Home Grown Quiz Night
with Nicole & John Fitzgerald

Thursday 26th November, 8pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

With the success of the first Home Grown Quiz. Join fellow Home Grown members for a virtual quiz night, hosted by hosted by Nicole and John Fitzgerald. Combined with the approach of the festive season ahead, gather your family and colleagues as a great way to interact with other members while keeping those brain cells invigorated over this lockdown. There is also a bottle of champagne up for grabs for the winner. Good luck!

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2020 Change Insight Talk
with Stuart Chambers

Thursday 26th November, 1pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Join us for our Insight Talk Series, giving you the opportunity to hear from seasoned industry professionals telling you not only about where they are now but giving you rare insight into the steps they took to get there. They will touch on how they started, the challenges they faced, work life balance and also what they think their industry will look like post (Covid-19). You will also have the opportunity to ask them questions directly. Our speaker Stuart Chambers has extensive global executive management and boardroom experience across industrial logistical and consumer sectors. He will be sharing on the importance of developing leadership skills in young people and how to navigate your way up in the world of business.

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LGT Vestra: The Long and the Short of it: Investing with Conviction and Conscience
Tuesday 24th November at 6.30pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

LGT Vestra present the second in a series of investment events designed to educate and entertain. Join Lucy Ritchie, Partner at LGT Vestra and Phoebe Stone, Head of Sustainable Investing at LGT Vestra who will draw on their investment expertise to delve into the realm of sustainable investing and its impact on both the individual investor as well as the global economy.

Making convictional decisions with a conscience has never been timelier than in 2020. The destruction of our environment along with growing social inequality and political polarisation are among the biggest challenges of our times. LGT Vestra believe it is critical to provide clients the option to steward their assets responsibly within investment markets by opening up access to a sustainable investment approach.

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From Food to Fitness
How a Lifestyle Change Inspired a New Business Venture 

with Gregg Wallace
Monday 23rd November, 7pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

It's said that Purpose is the single biggest factor for business success. No wonder so many new business ideas originate from the desire to make a positive change to people's lives. It's no different for serial entrepreneur, TV favourite and Home Grown ambassador, Gregg Wallace. Best known for presenting MasterChef, Gregg's latest venture ShowMe.Fit is a healthy living and weight loss subscription site which provides its members with new weekly recipes, monthly workouts, as well as motivational content from nutritionists, psychologists, and other experts.

​Join us as Gregg shares exclusive insights into his own inspiring health journey, as well as his business journey.

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Commercial Real Estate in the Time of Covid
The opportunity of a Generation, or a Value Trap?

Monday 23rd November, 3pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

How is the commercial real estate market  performing as we emerge post COVID? This panel discussion will explore the sectors which have been fundamentally impacted by the pandemic and which asset classes are most robust in this dislocated environment.  For the second in our series in parternship with Pensavvi, a global network of professional investors, we will be joined by Mat Oakley, Head of UK & European Commercial Property Research at Savills, Ben Sanderson Chairman of the Investment Property Forum and Roger Clarke, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets IPSX.

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Dynamic Vinyasa Flow with Joanna
Monday 23rd November, 6.30pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary


Take the time to focus your mind. Studies have found that regular yoga practice improves concentration, reaction time, memory, and even IQ scores. Join Home Grown Yoga teacher Joanna Voudouris, connect your mind and body, and build strength and flexibility.

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Ask the Expert – Marketing on Social Networks
In Partnership with Phase 2 

Thursday 19th November, 12pm - 2pm
Members and two guests complimentary

Looking to increase you leads or traffic to your business and seeking a solution to overcome marketing challenges that doesn’t cost the earth, can be scaled when it’s successful and doesn’t take a huge amount of time to manage… Our panel of experts  will be available to answer all your questions around Marketing on social media - whether they be about LinkedIn, Facebook, Google or other social channels. 

The speakers include Elliot Zissman, Founder of Phase 2, Olly Whittle, Founder of Swarm Digital and Frances Moore, Managing Director at InBay ltd.   

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WealthiHer Breakfast: In Conversation with Merilee Karr
in Partnership with The WealthiHer Network

Wednesday 18th November, 8:30am via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Merilee Karr, award-winning founder of the celebrated, luxury short-term accommodation business Under The Doormat will share her insights with Julius Baer expert, Dawn Li Wan Po. Merilee will share the story of her journey - on how she went from start up to scale up, how she’s had to pivot to stay relevant in these uncertain and financially challenging times, and how her work with the STAA and bringing social impact into her business is a force for good. They will cover and explore newly adopted travel and hospitality trends, and behavioural change as a result of this pandemic.

Dawn Li Wan Po - Executive Director, Julius Baer will interview Merilee Karr, Founder and CEO of Under the Doormat. Dawn is a judge on the Disruptor Awards panel and Merilee is a previous winner. Merilee is a seasoned interviewee on television and at events and the business has just won two major awards today and within the last week.

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Dynamic Vinyasa Flow with Joanna
Monday 16th November, 6.30pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary


Take the time to focus your mind. Studies have found that regular yoga practice improves concentration, reaction time, memory, and even IQ scores. Join Home Grown Yoga teacher Joanna Voudouris, connect your mind and body, and build strength and flexibility.

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2020 Change Insight Talk
with Simon Squibb
In Conversation with Duro Oye, Founder and Chief Executive of 2020 Change

Thursday 12th November, 6pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Simon is an entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor, podcast host, founder and Chief Purpose Officer at The Purposeful Project. He has started 17 companies, invested in over 60+ startups and has mentored hundreds of founders. Having sold his award-winning branding and digital agency, Fluid, to PwC, Simon now focuses on inspiring, motivating and guiding both budding and experienced entrepreneurs by sharing his personal experiences, insights, ideas and tips. His mission is to help 1,000,000 people start and grow a business of their own.

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Walpole Series - British Luxury Brands of Tomorrow: How to Adapt with Creativity & Agility
Wednesday 11th November, 6.30pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Join us for the ninth webinar in the series hosted in partnership with Walpole’s Brands of Tomorrow which features Tom Broughton, founder and CEO of Cubitts, the modern spectacle maker, in conversation with Jonathan Heilbron.

Starting with the principle that ‘your face is the most beautiful canvas you have’, Cubitts believe that you should frame it accordingly.  Engineered for the wearer’s eyes, Cubitts marry traditional methods with modern technologies to create frames for advanced vision and better living.  All of their spectacles use the finest materials, and are designed so they can be serviced, repaired and cared for - a true life companion. Jonathan Heilbron is former Chairman of Walpole’s Brands of Tomorrow and now partner of Redrice Ventures, Walpole’s strategic early stage investment partner.

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Soul Sundays
A Home House Event
Embracing the Element of Air

Sunday 8th November, 10am via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Can you let your thoughts pass by, just like clouds in the sky? Experience a Calming, Soothing energetic cleanse with Home House in-house meditation mentor Elizabeth. Her Sound Healing Meditations inspire and uplift your energy for clarity and focus. Rebalance, revitalise and centre your energy for a calm week ahead.

“We do not meditate to become better at meditation, we meditate to become better at life.” Elizabeth

 

Dynamic Vinyasa Flow with Joanna
Monday 9th November, 6.30pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary


Take the time to focus your mind. Studies have found that regular yoga practice improves concentration, reaction time, memory, and even IQ scores. Join Home Grown Yoga teacher Joanna Voudouris, connect your mind and body, and build strength and flexibility.

 

Master Entrepreneur Rick Lowe meets Sir Rod Aldridge OBE
The Company of Entrepreneur Series 

Tuesday 10th November, 6.30pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Our series with the Company of Entrepreneurs Series returns with Master Entrepreneur Rick Lowe in conversation with Sir Rod Aldridge. One of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs, Sir Rod is founder of the Capita Group, which he built from a start-up in 1984 to it becoming a FTSE 100 company and shaping the outsourcing industry. Rod also founded the Aldridge Foundation, a charity focussing on creating positive, sustainable, social and economic impact, by putting enterprise skills and an entrepreneurial mind-set at the heart of young people’s education through a family of academies in the NW, London and SE.
Rod was awarded an OBE in the 1994 and received a Knighthood for services to young people in 2012.
Rick speaks to Rod about his journey as an entrepreneur, founding Capita, his foundation and how it's striving to create social change.

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Meet the Members
Wednesday 4th November, 5.00pm via Zoom
Members complimentary

Home Grown is thrilled to welcome a great amount of new members that have joined our community over the last few months. All new joiners are invited to join us for the next instalment of our 'Meet the New Members', an interactive hour of introductions.

"Success isn't about how much money you make; it's about the difference you make in people's lives." - Michelle Obama

 

Christmas Must Go On - The Hospitality sectors drive to seize opportunity throughout the festive period, in Partnership with LUX Rewards
Thursday 5th November, 3.00pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

So many Christmas traditions are centred around the hospitality industry – the annual office party, pre-Christmas get-togethers with old friends and of course dining and wining over Christmas and New Year. The sector is however amongst one of the industries hardest hit by the global COVID19 Pandemic and with the festive period around the corner industry experts are doing everything they can to deliver the best possible Christmas. 

In celebration of our partnership with LUX Rewards this panel discussion will celebrate the industry in its perseverance to overcome current challenges and continue to deliver exceptional experiences.  

 

Geopolitical Series: U.S. Election Special
in Partnership with Pensavvi
Thursday 5th November, 3pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary


The US election could shape the world like none before. Join us for a discussion Q&A with geopolitical expert Rear Admiral Dr Chris Parry CBE and Oliveer Brennan, Senior Macro Strategist at TS Lombard, to answer your questions on the election result. What does it mean for US foreign policy? Where to now for the relationship with Russia and China? And how does the result change the picture of growth and the economy over the next four years?

Pensavvi is a private community of profressional investors and allocators, run by professional staff with an Editoral board based around the world.

 

Kick Starter - Psychological Capital: Unlocking the HERO in your people 
Monday 2nd November, 8.30am via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Get up, get thinking and get energised with our KickStarter series, hosted by Dr Aarti Anhal, founder of before nine. 

What if we told you there’s a new way of looking at your capital? That enabling a specific set of psychological resources in your people is proven to positively impact employee attitudes, behaviour, performance and wellbeing? Meet Psychological Capital (PsyCap), the human form of capital that’s being increasingly developed across organisations to enable thriving employees and facilitate improved business outcomes. In this interactive session, we’ll explore the science and practice around each of its component parts: Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism (HERO) and present the business case drawn from research across both small and large businesses. Whether you’re looking to develop yourself, your teams or your leaders to better navigate the months ahead, this KickStarter will provide you with practical tools that you can apply instantly.

 

Crocodile Lair, in Partnership with SFC Capital
Monday 2nd November, 6.00pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentar

Who has got the breakthrough idea? From space missions to cyber security, the start-ups presenting at our popular monthly pitching event are offering ground-breaking solutions! The series is hosted by Stephen Page, Founder of the award-winning Angel Network and Seed Investment Fund, SFC Capital.  Past start up success stories include Onfido, CircaGene, Algocyte, Spintex, Dragonfly and B2Space. 

 

Dynamic Vinyasa Flow with Joanna
Live from Greece
Monday 2nd November, 6.30pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary


Take the time to focus your mind. Studies have found that regular yoga practice improves concentration, reaction time, memory, and even IQ scores. Join Home Grown Yoga teacher Joanna Voudouris, connect your mind and body, and build strength and flexibility.

 

The Future of Cities
How Will We Plan and Run our Cities in the `New Normal`?
with Pippa Watmough and Alex Tosetti 

Tuesday 20th October, 6.30pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Urban living or escape to the country? Join us for the first of our property series hosted by Pippa Watmough in conversation with Urban Regenerator, Environmentalist, and PropTech pioneer Alex Tosetti. In this thought provoking session we will discuss the subject of `Smart cities, and our future City`. What are the lessons learned from the Covid pandemic and how might our city change as a result? How do we tackle climate change and the use of digital technology in the planning, design and operation of the city? All those Home Grown futureologists with a passion for having a say about their city need to attend.

 

Pitch Perfect
WealthiHer Breakfast Series

Wednesday 21st October, 8.30am via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

How do you pitch to prosper? As entrepreneurs, you pitch your business to many different types of people from potential clients to investors and this session aims to give you insight into how to best prepare yourself and your business to be able to pitch with confidence from people who have been through the process themselves.

Join us for the next of our Breakfast Series with the WealthiHer Network hosted by Natalie Brewer, Chief Operating Officer, of Elephants Child, a Business Advisory company whose advisors work with SME business leaders. She will be joined in conversation by Sue Nelson, a successful entrepreneur, author, broadcaster and speaker who is the founder and sole owner of the multiple award-winning Breakthrough Group, which has grown from a two-person operation in her conservatory in 2015 to a highly profitable multi-million pound business sold to EY (Ernst and Young) in 2020. Janine Edwards a successful business woman and Principal Partner of St James’s Place Wealth Management, will talk about how to approach Series A investment, scaling up and cashing out or merging your business, as well as how to prepare for pitches of all kinds.

 

Home Grown Quiz Night
hosted by Nicole and John Fitzgerald

Wednesday 21st October, 6pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

Whether you enter as team or show up solo, this a great way to interact with other members while keeping those brain cells invigorated. Test your general knowledge in five rounds of five questions each, covering all areas from business to culture. There is also a bottle of champagne up for grabs for the winner. Good luck!

 

Transforming Your Business For Good
with Phil Lewis & Claire Croft from Corporate Punk

Friday 23rd October, 3pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

In the last 20 years, there have been three massive shocks to the world economy. 911, the Credit Crunch and COVID-19 all changed our lives forever. In the wake of crisis, most people strive to return to normality in their working lives and businesses. But this attitude guarantees failure. There is no normality. The world around us is in constant flux. it is impossible to know when the next crisis will strike - only that it will. How can you build a business that is capable of withstanding almost endless change?

In this workshop, award-winning transformation experts Corporate Punk will unpack how businesses can improve their agility and adaptability - fast. They will offer insight, practical advice, and actions that leaders can implement now.


 

2020 Change Insight Talk
with Stuart Chambers

Postponed to 26th November, 1pm via Zoom
Members and two guests complimentary

We are excited to launch our Insight Talk Series, giving you the opportunity to hear from seasoned industry professionals telling you not only about where they are now but giving you rare insight into the steps they took to get there. They will touch on how they started, the challenges they faced, work life balance and also what they think their industry will look like post (Covid-19). You will also have the opportunity to ask them questions directly. Our speaker Stuart Chambers has extensive global executive management and boardroom experience across industrial logistical and consumer sectors. He will be sharing on the importance of developing leadership skills in young people and how to navigate your way up in the world of business.

 

The Long and the Short of It
Investing in Uncertain Times

Tuesday 27th October, 6.30pm via Zoom
Members complimentary. Two guests complimentary via Zoom

LGT Vestra present the first in a series of investment events designed to educate and entertain. 2020 has presented a plethora of challenges and with it, windows of opportunity. Join Lucy Ritchie, Partner at LGT Vestra, and Geraldine Napier-Payne, Portfolio Manager at LGT Vestra, who will draw from their investment expertise and delve into the opportunities and threats presented by the current investment environment. The investment experts will discuss how decisions are debated and arrived at in order to protect their clients' capital and, where possible, grow it too.

 

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