Proactiveinvestors is a leading multimedia news organization, investor portal and events management business with offices in New York, Sydney, Toronto and London. Proactiveinvestors operates five financial websites in four languages providing breaking news, comment and analysis on hundreds of listed companies across the globe daily. We are one of the fastest growing financial media portals in the world. The group also operates hugely successful “investor forums” where three or four companies present to an audience of high net sophisticated investors, fund managers, hedge funds, private client brokers and analysts. Ian Mclelland founded Proactiveinvestors in 2006 as a way to channel his own views on companies small and mid-cap public companies. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a full time job as the website's readership exploded.
A student of the markets and monetary systems, I have worked in discount houses, trading desks, fund management firms and global corporate treasuries. An Australian by birth, I now am on an extended sabbatical visiting different places around the world.
I hold a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (similar to CFA), and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning.
I have 30 years of personal investing experience, and 15 years of professional financial advising experience, including broking experience at ETrade Australia, 7 years as a Senior Financial Planner at Commonwealth Bank of Australia and 8 years at High Net Worth Financial Advising. My business is a mix of young clients growing their wealth, pre-retirees, and retirees wanting income, some growth, and safety.As a global investor I use a macro thematic approach searching for good value and/or high growth. I search the globe for great investments with a focus on Asia, Emerging and Frontier Markets as well as "trend investing". I assess a countries demographics and growth potential. Some trends I currently follow include Chinese shares going global, the rising Asian middle class, Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Smartphones, 3D printing, and personal robots.
I also love to invest in income producing investments that can grow over time and benefit from compounding....Included here are the near monopoly businesses such as the Stock Exchanges, and the high quality income producers.
I use direct shares, ETFs, mutual funds and some direct property investments.
I have been investing privately for ten years. I look to take concentrated positions in stocks with asymmetrical risk/reward profiles. Turn around situations, companies on the verge of significant revenue / EPS growth, and stocks that unjustly sell below their NCAV are all very interesting to me. I find that most of these finds come in small caps, due to their lack of coverage. However I am not averse to taking a position in a large company which I think fits one of my criteria.
semi-retired business owner/operator
learning the hard way in the market since FYQ2-2013
yeah, I'm buying risky, but my cashes are mostly 20-60%, holding losers as long as I can to see...
I'm trying to work a niche between day trader and buy and hold
I used to have a number of wolf hybrids and am very empathetic to the recovery of the Wolf