The Fool UK Team

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Mark Rogers (TMFMarkRogers88)

Managing Director

As the Head of The Motley Fool’s UK Investing Team, Mark approaches the stock market with the same old-fashioned business instincts and values that he honed growing up around the family business. An investor for 20 years, Mark specialises in unearthing top-quality under-the-radar investments in the small-cap market. He currently serves as Director of Investing for Motley Fool UK services and Managing Director of Motley Fool UK.

Sam Robson (TMFSpam)

Editor, Fool UK

Editor in Chief of The Motley Fool UK. I follow Foolish investing principles, and in personal finance, I practice what I preach!

Foolish Freelancers

Alan Oscroft

Freelance Writer

Alan is a freelance writer who began writing for The Motley Fool in the late 1990s. He has been a private investor for more 30 years, and has explored a number of strategies, settling on high-yielding blue-chip shares.

Andrew Mackie

Andrew is a committed value investor who follows the principles of Benjamin Graham in building his portfolio. In particular, he uses macro trends from the wider business environment to build his investment thesis.

Andrew Woods

Andrew Woods is an independent trader and writer, with a special interest in the travel industry. Having spent time in Hong Kong, he has a background in international relations and finds this incisive when making investment decisions. Andrew recently obtained Level 1 of the Society of Technical Analysts Diploma and will sit Level 2 in the coming year.

Charlie Carman

Charlie formerly worked at the Bank of England and is a qualified lawyer with expertise in intellectual property and technology disputes. He currently writes on a freelance basis, specialising in financial markets and investing.

Charlie Keough

Having worked for a year in asset management, Charlie Keough is an undergraduate at Loughborough University studying International Relations. He enjoys analysing both small and large cap stocks for their long-term growth potential.

Christopher Ruane

Christopher Ruane writes on UK financial markets.

Cliff D'Arcy

My first loves were Maths and Physics. After studying Maths, Stats and Computer Science in the late 80s, I worked in the financial sector from 1987 to 2002. I then joined The Motley Fool's writing team in January 2003 and left in November 2005. Since then, I have been a freelance financial writer. My primary goal is to help people manage their money better by making sensible financial decisions!

Dan Appleby, CFA

Dan Appleby is a financial professional and a CFA charterholder, working across asset classes on a global scale, with a particular focus on equities. He was a previous investment manager for AIM-listed discretionary portfolios. Dan started his career as an engineer working at Intel after first completing a PhD. But he discovered the world of finance and investing by reading The Motley Fool which inspired him to change careers. Dan is a passionate investor himself and manages a portfolio of global stocks with a mix of growth and income styles. He now wants to inspire others to begin their own investing journeys.

Dylan Hood

Dylan Hood is a freelance investment writer and a current undergraduate student studying Politics and Economics. He is especially interested in cross-border M&A, having worked on a sell-side transaction alongside his degree. Upon completing his degree, he hopes to start a career in the investment banking industry and has received an offer to join an investment bank during his third year of university. Holds a Level 6 Diploma in Diploma in Trading & Financial Analysis from the London Institute of Banking & Finance

Edward Sheldon, CFA

Based in London, Edward is a freelance investment writer/analyst who has clients all over the world. Prior to launching his own investment writing business in 2017, he spent 15 years working in private wealth management and institutional asset management, both in the UK and in Australia. Edward is a passionate investor himself and manages his own global equity portfolio. This contains a mix of large-cap growth stocks, large-cap dividend stocks, and small-cap growth stocks. His stock-picking strategy combines ‘growth’, ‘quality’, and ‘thematic’ approaches. Edward holds a Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, as well as the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification. You can find him on Twitter @EdwardSheldon7

Finlay Blair

Finlay is an undergraduate economics student at University College London with a long-standing interest in value and growth investing. As a long-term investor, he favours companies that trade at fair prices with strong management and sturdy financial foundations.

G A Chester

Investment writer

G A Chester has a business perspective investing philosophy. He aims to identify businesses that are priced at a discount to their intrinsic value, whether on assets, growth prospects, or quality of their dividend streams. He began contributing to the Fool in 2010.

Hamish Cassidy

Hamish is a freelance investment writer particularly focused on growth and dividend stocks within UK markets. Currently undertaking a BA degree in History, he is continuously looking to diversify his portfolio with long-term value companies.

Harshil Patel

Harshil Patel is an experienced private investor, stock picker and freelance investment writer. With an economics background and a career in equities from London-based investment banks, he has built over 18 years of investment experience. Harshil is always on the lookout for good quality, growing companies, with share prices on the move. He has a medium to long term time frame, and loves finding small companies that have an ability to turn into giants.

Harvey Jones (Jonesey12)

Freelance writer

I'm a freelance personal finance journalist who writes regularly for the Daily and Sunday Express, The Observer, The National in Dubai and, best of all, Fool UK.

Henry Adefope, MCSI

Ian Pierce

I am a longtime Fool from the States relocated to London. With decades to go before retirement, I'm focused on AIM-listed small caps and growth shares of all stripes. My favourite companies are those that are looking to shake up stodgy industries with fresh ideas. After living and working in China for several years, I also have a soft spot for companies looking to take advantage of the long term potential to be found selling to a 100 million strong middle class.

Jabran Khan

Jabran Khan has been a private investor since starting an investment club in his university days whilst studying Economics. As well as continuing to invest privately and write about investing, Jabran works on large-scale change management projects to automate working processes and increase efficiency. Jabran's loves looking out for small cap gems that could offer highly profitable returns in the long term.

James J. McCombie

James J. McCombie has been writing for the Fool UK since August 2019 and has passed the charted financial analyst (CFA) level one and two examinations.

John Choong

John is a financial columnist who analyses stocks with a great attention to detail, giving insights you might not otherwise get elsewhere. With a BSc in Business Management, he has a profound interest in the stock market and shares his research and opinions of particular stocks in writing.

Jon Smith

Jon is an experienced private investor from London. He specializes in macroeconomics with his articles often incorporating the state of the economy into specific stock recommendations.

Kevin Godbold

I’m an investment writer and investor focusing on the London stock market. I run my own pension fund and ISA accounts after a career in management and engineering, which included building up a business from scratch and selling it a few years later.

Malcolm Wheatley

Mark Stones (TMFMumboJumbones)

Investment Analyst

Mark Stones (TMFMumbojumbones) joined The Motley Fool in 2014 and initially worked as a writer for, before joining the Fool’s analyst programme. Mark earned a BA in English from Loughborough University. Although he spends more time reading annual reports than Russian literature these days, he still appreciates a novelist’s antipathy toward the accepted view, which is a useful attitude when trying to sniff out hidden gems on the stock market. His approach to investing has been largely influenced by the principles of Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch. He also takes a special interest in the work of healthcare companies. Outside of investing, Mark plays guitar, enjoys good writing and has a guilty passion for combat sports.

Michelle Freeman (Retired & Roaming)

Freelance writer

An investor who's put her money where her mouth is - she retired early in her forties through hard work and savvy long-term investing. Previously, she spent 20 odd years in a financial career across risk management, energy trading, strategy, and renewables. These days, she travels widely, enjoying all kinds of new challenges. Runs her blog ( to help others looking to achieve their own financial freedom goals. Personal finance motto: "Buying Time For Living Life" Occasional tweeter @fireandwide

Nathan Marks

Nathan Marks is a freelance investment writer with a degree in Economics and has worked in London and New York City within the Ad Tech industry. His investment approach is influenced by the rules and principles of Peter Lynch and of course the Motley Fool. Given Nathan's background, he has a particular interest in Ad Tech companies around the world.

Paul Summers

Paul has been teaching psychology in higher education since 2007 and also holds the CFA Society's Investment Management Certificate (IMC). It won't come as a surprise to learn that he's particularly interested in anything related to behavioural finance. A Terry Smith-influenced quality investor, Paul is a fan of companies boasting seriously high returns on capital. He always reinvests his dividends.

Roland Head (sopavest)

Roland is an experienced investment writer and analyst with a particular focus on dividend investing and value opportunities. He's been writing for the Motley Fool since 2012 and also contributes to a number of other private investor platforms. Roland holds the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and has passed the CFA Level 1 exam. A keen private investor, he also runs an internet business.

Royston Wild (Artilleur)

Freelance Writer

I am a seasoned freelance financial journalist specialising in global stock markets. I was formerly a stocks and commodities reporter -- and editor of print and online FX market coverage -- at Shares Magazine, providing information and analysis for readers to make sound investment decisions in the UK and overseas. I was also a regular contributor to the magazine's extensive catalogue of bookazines and trading guides. Prior to this I was a reporter with the and newswires, breaking the latest news and providing in-depth analyses of the base and precious metals markets.

Stephen Wright

Stephen has a PhD in Philosophy and teaches at the University of Oxford. He's an enthusiastic Warren Buffett follower and focuses on buying quality businesses at sensible prices. He's also a podcaster with the PlayingFTSE show.

Stuart Blair

Currently an undergraduate law student, my interest in financial markets is particularly focused on analysing the fundamentals of public companies. I enjoy creating a diverse portfolio and currently own a number of growth, value and income stocks.

Suraj Radhakrishnan

Suraj Radhakrishnan is a freelance investment writer and Journalist with a degree in Business Administration. He is keen on the potential of Asian markets and loves companies that show growth potential in the region. He enjoys the quest for finding the next big small-cap stock.

Zaven Boyrazian, MSc (TMFBoyrazian)

Zaven is an investment writer and equities analyst. Specialising in corporate valuation, he employs a modern take on the principles set out by Benjamin Graham to identify hidden value in companies that are making the world a better place. Zaven has previously worked in the aerospace and video game industries, holding a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, and a Master's degree in Investment Management.