We are nine ladies who decided 20 years ago to improve our knowledge of investing. We started by sending for a manual from the company Proshare to help set up our investment club, this gave us a good structure to follow.
Over the years we have become firm friends, enjoying many evenings of laughter whilst researching our investments. Another plus side to this is we have also managed to establish a strong portfolio which, apparently, rivals many hedge funds in the city.
How amazing is that. Well, we are certainly amazed!
All the members, apart from Pam S. and Christine, have held the Chair position.
Let us introduce ourselves...
This is me, and resident blogger! I have been a member from the start of the club and held the position of Secretary for 10 years. Four years ago I moved to the West coast of Ireland – however I still follow my shares and send in a monthly report for the meetings. I always look forward to receiving and reading the minutes of the meeting to see what the girls have got up to!
Our current Chair. Virginia keeps us all in order and has a structure to follow to ensure all matters are covered. She is very good at bringing the girls back to order – as you can imagine; nine women around a table can create lots of chat!
The Chair’s position comes available whenever they want to step down. It is not a compulsory position, unlike our Treasurers! Again we have a vice Chair whenever Virginia is on her hols.
Holds the position of our “stop loss” monitor, placing stop losses on most of our shares; particularly ones we think may be vulnerable to a sudden drop in price during the month. Mary is our Francophile – with family members living in France, we always look forward to the meetings at Mary’s house accompanied with the delicious wines she serves.
Last, but by no means least is Hazel. We love it when Hazel isn’t driving to a meeting: a glass of wine always brings out Hazel’s naughty side – resulting in many laughs over the years. Another organised lady who produces her enormous files at any time to let us know what price our shares have been at any time over the years.