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Lisa Walls-Hester

Lisa started her career as an auditor and later moved into commercial sector finance roles. Having served over twenty years as an accountant she has worked in London, Brussels and the Middle East, her CV includes a handful of blue chips. She has now hung up the calculator and does freelance writing. Investing has always been a passion, starting with penny shares and AIM as a teenager. More recently she has become an angel investor and is a crowd funder for some UK start-ups.

Competition Enquiry Could Lead To The End Of The Big Four

Barclays PLC (LON: BARC), HSBC Holdings plc (LON: HSBA), Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON: LLOY) and Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LON: RBS)... More »

The Future Is Revolting! Barclays PLC, Experian plc And Glencore Plc Shareholders Forge An Era Of Predomination

Barclays PLC (LON:BARC), Experian plc (LON:EXPN) and Glencore Plc (LON:GLEN) have seen shareholder revolts directed at other issues besides pay. More »

Analysts Give The Thumbs Up For Alent PLC, UK Mail Group PLC And Ashtead Group plc

Have analysts uncovered bargains in Alent PLC (LON:ALNT), UK Mail Group PLC (LON: UKM) and Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)? More »

Invest In The Man Or The Machine? Are Burberry Group plc, WPP And Tullow Oil plc’s CEOs Too Big?

The so-called ‘star culture' is weighing on Burberry Group plc (LON:BRBY), WPP PLC ORD 10P (LON:WPP) and Tullow Oil plc (LON:TLW). More »

Can Vodafone Group plc Rule The World?

Could a BSkyB-Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) alliance kick BT out of the game? More »

Will Soaring New Car Sales Figures Drive GKN plc, Inchcape plc And Johnson Matthey PLC Higher?

Can record car-manufacturing volumes boost GKN plc (LON:GKN), Inchcape plc (LON:INCH) and Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT)? More »

Centrica plc, BG Group plc And Carpetright plc All Guilty Of Primary Shareholder Risk

Centrica plc (LON:CNA), BG Group plc (LON:BG) and Carpetright plc (LON:CPR) didn't have a clear succession legacy. More »

Who Else Gains As Carney Steadies The Housing Market?

As buyers turn new houses into homes, footfall finds its way to the DIY and furnishing retailers. More »

Executive Pay In Focus As AGMs Kick Off

WPP plc (LON:WPP) and Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LON:RBS) have been in the spotlight -- now it's Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO)'s turn. More »

Can Aviva plc Rule The World?

Rainy days ahead for Aviva plc (LON:AV)? More »

All Eyes East For Growth!

UK government nudges SMEs into the East, following the likes of Diageo plc (LON:DGE) and Unilever plc (LON:ULVR). More »

Diamonds Are An Analyst’s Best Friend

Petra Diamonds Limited (LON:PDL) announces discovery of an exceptional and rare 122.52-carat blue diamond. More »

SSE PLC Shares Slide As Ofgem Bares Its Teeth

SSE PLC (LON:SSE) and Centrica plc (LON:CNA) suffer from OFGEM investigation. More »

UK Government Facilitates Frackers

Shale explorers see price rises as European Governments show increasing commitment to develop this new energy source. More »

The FTSE 100… Too Far, Too Fast?

Index trends in international markets impact the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX). More »

Who Can Pfizer Inc. Afford?

Are Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE: BMY) or Shire PLC (LON:SHP) on Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE)'s shopping list? More »

Can Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc Rule The World?

There is still a golden nugget in the pan for Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON:MRW). More »

Is The Pfizer Takeover Offer for AstraZeneca plc ‘Un-American’?

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) firmly in its sights as a home for the $69bn of earnings it has stashed in offshore... More »

3 Companies That Could Boom From The Shale Bonanza: Ashtead Group PLC, AMEC PLC And Weir Group PLC

Ashtead Group PLC (LON:AHT), AMEC PLC (LON:AMEC) and Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) have world-leading expertise in the energy sector. More »

Are These 3 The Most Socially Responsible Companies In The World?

Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD), J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) might just surprise you... More »