Our Mission

Our long term mission is to raise standards in the equity research industry.

We aim to improve the productivity of research analysts so that they can produce high quality investment ideas and value-added research more quickly.

Our Team

Our team of trainers and mentors is made up of highly experienced analysts who have worked on both the buy and sell side. They have covered several different sectors at leading international institutions.

In addition, our trainers have themselves been trained on teaching techniques, receiving the NCFE and ILM certifications.

Eveline Varin

Trainer and Mentor
Consumer and Retail analyst

Eveline worked at Morgan Stanley as a sell side equity research analyst in the beverages sector for several years. Before that she was an analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in the general retail sector. Eveline holds a master’s degree in international management from ESCP-EAP, European School of Management, conducted her “classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles” at Ste Genevieve, Versailles, and holds a scientific Baccalauréat.

Gian Luca Manca

Trainer and Mentor
Consumer, Retail and Luxury Goods analyst

Gian Luca has over 20 years of research experience. He has covered several consumer staples and consumer discretionary sectors including food retailers, household products and cosmetics, food, beverages, tobacco, luxury goods and fashion retailers at UBS Wealth Management, HSBC and Bryan Garnier. Gian Luca has also worked as an Italian equity analyst at Robert Fleming Securities, Baring Securities and Paribas (Italian Equity Strategist, Head of Italian Equity Research). He holds a degree in Economics from the University G. Marconi in Italy.

Teea Reijonen

Trainer and Mentor
Industrials, Energy and TMT analyst

Teea has over 15 years of experience working in equity research, in corporate finance and in training roles. Teea has produced research for some of the world’s leading institutional investors, been a fund manager in the TMT sector and has hired and trained junior analysts in the UK and internationally. She has worked at several firms including S&P Equity Research, where she supervised an industrials team, Varma Mutual Pension Fund, RBS and Frontline Analysts. Teea holds an MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics, a BEng from Imperial College, and is a CFA Charterholder.

David Wilson

Trainer and Mentor
Utilities and Construction analyst

David has over 14 years of experience in research. He was responsible for the European Utilities coverage at Standard & Poors, where he also covered various sectors including construction, property, hotel & leisure, banks and motorways. He covered European large-cap growth stocks at the US long only fund management company W.P. Stewart and held several research roles at Robert Fleming & Co. David also set up an equity research department for Drewry, a leading information provider in the shipping industry. David has a Diploma in European Business Administration from Regent’s university.

William (Bill) Vincent

Trainer and Mentor
Financials analyst

Bill was the Head of Research/Head of EMEA Banks Research at ING Barings. He has been top 3 rated by Extel for coverage of financials in the UK, Pan-Europe and EMEA. Bill has over 30 years of equity research experience at several firms including Schroder Securities, Panmure Gordon, UBS Phillips & Drew, Nomura and Salomon Brothers. He has covered financials in several geographies including the UK, Europe, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, South Africa, CIS/CEE and Asia. Bill holds a degree in law from Sheffield University.

Denny Ellison

Client Charter

We aim to protect and nurture our relationship with each of our clients, and are committed to providing the highest quality service.

We will be trustworthy and open with our clients, and responsive to their requests. Our trainers and mentors will seek to deliver the best teaching and advice they can to the analysts that join our training program.