Investment Clubs Converge on London for the National Investment Club Conference 2009

Members of the UKs investment clubs will be converging on London on Saturday the 31st October for the National Investment Club Conference 2009. Now in its third year, this annual event brings together private investors and investment clubs from all over the UK to meet and share experiences. More information can be found at

London, United Kingdom, October 21, 2009 --( The market conditions over the last couple of years have been difficult for private investors and investment clubs alike. This year's event will focus on lessons learned and look at strategies investors and clubs can put in place going forward to successfully ride out the recovery and maximise profits and opportunities in the years ahead.

With seminars, discussion forums and presentations led by members of the UK’s leading investment clubs and covering everything from the legalities of setting up an investment club through to investment fundamentals, stock selection techniques and general hints and tips based on real experiences from existing clubs – it promises to be a very lively, informative and enjoyable day.

Alex McGovern of the Sensatus Investment Club says, “This is the only event of its kind in the UK, where you can come meet other clubs and private investors from all over the country, learn from each others' experiences, successes and mistakes and share ideas, approaches and investment strategies.”

The event is open to everyone, whether you just want to find out a little bit more about investment clubs, are thinking about setting up an investment club or are already a member of a long established club.

The conference starts at 9.30am and runs until 5pm and will take place at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE. Run in association with The World Money Show, the conference is Free to attend, but you do need to pre-register beforehand to guarantee entry.

To find out more and reserve your place email or telephone 01273 624 333

Conference Programme

09.30 - 09.35 Welcome Introduction - Mourad Kara (Mobius Investment Club)

09.30 - 10.00 Investment Club Exhibition
An opportunity to meet clubs from all over the UK and learn how they run their clubs, make their investment decisions and manage their portfolios.

10.00 - 10.15 Why Choose an Investment Club as an Investment Vehicle? - Michael Carstens (Vine Investments Club)

10.15 - 10.30 Jargon Buster: Making Sense of the Markets - Dave Gaskell (Rolling Stocks Investment Club)
Don’t know your PEGs from your PBVs? This session will explain all!

11.00 - 11.40 Investing... A Risky Business? - Peter Salenieks (Dynamic Investment Club)
This talk explains how an understanding of risk can benefit private investors and offers practical advice on portfolio management

11.40 - 12.10 Elephants Don’t Gallop - Chris Rose (Crown Cycling Circle Investment Club)
A presentation on the risks, challenges and opportunities of investing in Blue Chips versus Small Caps

12.10 - 12.30 The World is Your Oyster - Michael Evans (Millennium Materialists Investment Club)
Using Exchange Traded Funds to diversify your portfolio

12.30 - 12.45 Treasurer Tutorials
Confused about the unit valuation system? Unsure how to complete your Form 185? These one-to-one sessions will take you through the basics of club accounting and will teach you how to correctly value your club and measure your investment performance. Ideal for existing club members, as well as anyone interested in starting or joining an Investment Club.

14.00pm - 14.40 Investing in 2010: What will recovery look like? - Jonathan Eley, Editor, Investors Chronicle
Is the recent recovery justified or is financial Armageddon still to come?'

14.40 - 15.20 Perfect Timing: Essential Guide to Maximising Profits - Dary McGovern (MD of timetotrade)
Timing is everything. This session will give you an introduction to technical analysis and tried and tested strategies to increase your profits.

15.20 - 16.00 The Horse is Staying - Paul Dolman-Darrall (Fairer Shares Investment Club)
Stock market prediction, is it possible?

16.00 - 17.00 Investment Club Clinic - Chaired by Mourad Kara (Mobius Investment Club)
An interactive panel discussion. Our Investment Club experts answer your questions about any aspect of running an investment club and discuss their experiences over the last year: what went wrong, what went right, what we would have done differently with hindsight and what we can learn going forward.

About Investment Clubs
Investment clubs are groups of individual investors (typically friends, family, neighbours or work colleagues) who meet together on a regular basis, pooling money and knowledge to make joint investments. Clubs typically invest in the stock market, but can also invest in alternative assets such as property, gold, fine wine or art. Club members usually contribute between £25 to £50 per month towards club funds and at monthly club meetings members present research on specific companies, select stocks to buy and discuss and explore new investment ideas and strategies. Clubs provide a fun and supportive environment in which to learn about investing with a group of like minded individuals, with the additional benefits of shared knowledge, diversification, increased buying power and reduced dealing costs compared to investing alone. There are approximately 12,000 investment clubs in the UK.

Victoria Madden
+44 (0) 1273 624 333