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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.

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Mark Stones (TMFMumboJumbones)

Investment Analyst

Mark Stones (TMFMumbojumbones) joined The Motley Fool in 2014 and initially worked as a writer for Fool.co.uk, 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.

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Nathan Parmelee (TMFDoraemon)

Advisor

Nathan is the most senior member of the Fool's global equities research team, having written for the Fool since 2004 and serving as co-advisor of Motley Fool Global Gains since 2008. Before coming to the Fool, Nathan worked for a well-regarded industrial and financial services company, where he learned the intricacies of corporate acquisitions. His previous life allowed him to see the world -- including a three-year stint in Japan -- but ultimately, it was not his passion. He feels much more at ease evaluating potential investments for Foolish readers. Nathan's investing interests include consumer goods, energy, agriculture, and special situations.

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Sam Robson (TMFSpam)

Editor, Fool UK

Editor in Chief of The Motley Fool UK and MyWalletHero. He has adopted the Foolish approach to investing, and practices what he preaches when it comes to personal finance.

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Foolish Freelancers

Alan Oscroft (TMFBoing)

Writer & Community Fool

Alan was originally a software developer and first began writing for the Fool in the late 1990s, when he was the author of the Fool book "Make Your Child A Millionaire". He has been a private investor for around 20 years, and has explored a number of strategies. In his younger days he was dedicated to small cap growth shares and largely followed the ideas of Jim Slater, but with advancing years (and the arrival of his first grandchild), he is turning increasingly to high-yielding blue-chip shares (but with the occasional "blue sky" punt for fun). Alan currently works as a freelance writer and is also part of the moderation team for the Fool's discussion boards, posting as TMFBoing.

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Andy Ross

I have been writing about shares since university and focus on income shares primarily. I am a massive fan of dividends and the power of compound investing. I run my own ISAs, SIPP and LISA.

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Charles Archer

Charles Archer is an experienced freelance investment writer and analyst. He contributes to a variety of online platforms, but his favourite is the Fool. He has a Master's degree in law. He prefers to invest in reliable dividend stocks, with some room in his portfolio for small-cap stocks with growth potential. He only buys stocks with the intention of keeping them for at least five years. Charles has a soft spot for lithium mining stocks listed on the LSE or NYSE, and is always looking for new lithium opportunities.

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Chris MacDonald

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Christopher Ruane

Christopher Ruane writes on UK financial markets.

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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!

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Dan Peeke

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Dylan Hood

Dylan Hood is a freelance investment writer and a current undergraduate student studying Politics and Economics. He enjoys analysing company fundamentals to find small-cap stocks with exciting growth potential.

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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

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G A Chester

Investment writer

Having served the required apprenticeship of a misspent youth, G A Chester began his working life as a horse-racing writer and private handicapper. He has subsequently worked as a writer and editor in a variety of fields, and began contributing to the Fool as a freelancer in 2010. His investing career has progressed from the mis-priced second favourite in the 2.30 at Ascot, through speculative small caps, to conservatively-run family firms and the occasional 'special situation'.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jabran Khan

Jabran Khan has a background in large-scale change management projects and has been a private investor since studying Economics at university. Jabran is always on the look out for small-cap gems that could turn into giants in the longer term.

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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.

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Jonathan Smith

Jonathan 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. In his spare time he's an avid tennis player.

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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.

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Manika Premsingh (Manika)

Manika Premsingh is an economist, financial writer and investor, with a focus on converting macro trends into actionable investment ideas. She has worked in the UK and India with clients across financial services, consulting firms, public sector and non-profits. She has shared her views at multiple international forums and has been widely quoted for them in leading media. Manika is a Masters in Economics and was also a recipient of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women scholarship for Certification in Entrepreneurship for her research startup, Orbis Economics. She is on twitter @macro_think

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Nadia Yaqub

Nadia has significant experience in investments after spending many years in the wealth management industry. She enjoys analysing companies and selecting stocks. Nadia holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

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Ollie Henry

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Paul Summers

Paul teaches psychology 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 how behaviour and cognitive errors impact on financial decision-making.

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Rachael FitzGerald-Finch

Rachael is a freelance writer passionate about economics and investing, two essential life skills for a Fool. Rachael holds an MBA and has passed the CFA Level 1 Exam. When she's not contemplating macroeconomics or capital structures, she can be found blogging at https://www.fitzonomics.co.uk

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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.

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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 BaseMetals.com and TheBullionDesk.com newswires, breaking the latest news and providing in-depth analyses of the base and precious metals markets.

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Rupert Hargreaves

Rupert is a committed value investor and regularly writes and invests following the principles set out by Benjamin Graham. As well as writing for the Motley Fool, he is the editor of Hidden Value Stocks, covers value investing for Gurufocus and hedge funds for ValueWalk.com. Rupert began his career as a proprietary currency trader and still trades on a daily basis. Rupert holds professional level qualifications from the Chartered Institute For Securities & Investment and the CFA Society of the UK. He can be found on Twitter @ruperthargreav1

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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.

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Suraj Radhakrishnan

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Tej Kohli

Tej Kohli is an investor who backs growth-stage artificial intelligence and robotics ventures through the Kohli Ventures investment vehicle. Tej Kohli is also the founder of the philanthropic Tej Kohli Foundation whose ‘Rebuilding You’ philosophy supports the development of scientific and technological solutions to major global health challenges, whilst also making direct interventions to rebuild individuals and communities around the world. Tej actively watches over 3,000 stocks in a mixture of long, short and vertical positions, and shares his wisdom online using #TejTalks. Website: www.TejKohli.com | Twitter: @MrTejKohli

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Tom Rodgers

Tom is a freelance financial writer working for some of the biggest and most prominent investing websites in the world.

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Zaven Boyrazian (TMFBoyrazian)

Zaven is an investment writer and equities analyst. Specialising in corporate valuation, Zaven 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. He previously worked in the video games industry as a 3D technical artist and holds a bachelors degree in aerospace engineering.

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