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 18 years of professional financial advising experience. 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 "trend investing" themes. Some trends I currently follow include the rising Asian middle class, electric vehicles and the lithium/cobalt/graphite/nickel/copper miners, the online data boom, renewable energy, energy storage (including vanadium), 3D printing, personal robots, and autonomous vehicles.I also love to invest in income producing investments that can grow over time and benefit from compounding, or help fund retirement income.I host a Marketplace Service called Trend Investing. Potential new subscribers can learn about my Seeking Alpha Trend Investing subscriber service from the links below: "The Trend Investing Difference" - Click here. "Recent Subscriber Feedback On Trend Investing" - Click here.