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Douglas Barnett, Waverton Investment Management

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In this podcast, Waverton Portfolio Manager Doug Barnett is joined by a variety of guests to get under the bonnet of investment-related topics. From deep dives across the full spectrum of asset classes and regions, to broader themes of entrepreneurism, raising capital and management, this podcast aims to demystify the world of investment and beyond. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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In this episode we are joined by Nidhi and Sahil Verma, founders of recipe box brand The Cookaway. Born from their love of cooking from scratch, The Cookaway offers a subscription-free opportunity for foodies to create authentic, global dishes at home. We discuss how they built the brand, the technology behind order fulfilment, raising capital and …
 
Writer Salena Godden chooses Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys, a book she's re-read many times and returns to now – older, wiser and with even greater empathy for its protagonist.Author-illustrator Rob Biddulph recommends When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle, named Children’s Fiction Book of the Year at the 2022 British Book Awards, which brought hi…
 
Columnist Melanie Reid adores This is Not About Me by Janice Galloway, a tragicomic account of her turbulent childhood in mid-century Scotland. Presenter Harriett Gilbert thinks John le Carré’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a true masterpiece, and sports broadcaster (and famous dog owner) Andrew Cotter recommends The Wild Places by fellow mountain-l…
 
In this episode we are joined by writer and historian Dr Mary Wellesley. Mary is a medieval manuscripts scholar and teaches courses on medieval language and literature as part of the British Library’s adult learning programme. We discuss why she was attracted to this field, how we attribute value to manuscripts and Mary shares some of the stories s…
 
Sophie Hannah and Viv Groskop join Harriett Gilbert to talk about books they love.Sophie, an Agatha Christie expert and superfan, recommends The Rose and the Yew Tree, a book – misleadingly billed as a romance, she says – that Christie wrote under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. She claims it can rival any detective novel for suspense and intrigue. …
 
The broadcaster Petroc Trelawny, host of the Radio 3 Breakfast show, and the crime writer Stuart MacBride, author of the bestselling Logan McRae and Ash Henderson crime thrillers, talk to Harriett Gilbert about books they love.Petroc's choice is dystopian J. B. Ballard novel The Drought, Stuart's is the Hollywood memoir by David Niven, The Moon's A…
 
In this episode we are delighted to be joined by English artist and judge of the Waverton Art Prize 2022, Stuart Pearson Wright. We discuss how Stuart’s early life and time at The Slade School of Fine Art influenced both his work and work ethic and we try to establish the difference between creative and commercial value. The Waverton Art Prize was …
 
In this episode we are joined by Fred Lloyd George, co-founder of Hamilton George Care, a health business that focuses on live-in care across the UK. We discuss how and why he got into the care industry, what problem he is trying to solve and what the future holds for a company like his. For further information please visit www.waverton.co.uk or ww…
 
In this episode we are joined by Thomas Olivier and Ben Thomson, the co-founders on a mission to democratise the healthcare system. Their platform, Omnos aims to shift the focus of health and wellness from treating symptoms, to a more efficient holistic prevention model. We discuss the complicated problem they are trying to solve, what it takes to …
 
In this episode we are joined by pillar of the UK food scene, Thomasina Miers. MasterChef winner and graduate from Ballymaloe cookery school, Thomasina co-founded restaurant group Wahaca after falling in love with the flavours of Mexico after her travels there. In this episode we discuss sustainability in the kitchen, biodiverse ingredients and wha…
 
In this episode we are joined by Christopher Garsten, manager of the Waverton European Capital Growth Fund. We explore capital cycle investing and Chris identifies where he sees the opportunities in Europe today. We discuss how he got into fund management and key advice for those looking to pursue a career in this field. For further information ple…
 
Lauren Palmer on Her Family’s Journey with Childhood Cancer Lauren Palmer is a powerful person who has focused her incredible strength on raising four children and walking with one of them, Jennings, through two bouts with leukemia. She and her husband, Joel, have walked hand-in-hand through long and very challenging seasons together. Recently, Lau…
 
Episode 60 – Freddie Fforde: In this episode we are joined by Freddie Fforde, the Founder of Patch, a flexible work near home concept with grand ambitions for expansion. We discuss Freddie’s career including his time at Entrepreneur First, his vision for shared work and life spaces and the challenges of growing a company like his. For further infor…
 
In this episode Doug Barnett is joined by Gregor Angus, Co-Founder and CEO of True Royalty TV, an on-demand, subscription channel that focuses entirely on royal families. We discuss everything from the business model and how Gregor got into content creation, to raising capital and how he is using technology to disrupt archaic content distribution s…
 
In this episode Doug Barnett is joined by journalist and author Sarah Sands, former editor of The Sunday Telegraph, the London Evening Standard and Today on BBC Radio 4. We explore how social media is the 21st century equivalent of 18th century coffee houses and whether “who pays matters” in the world of journalism. Sarah also shares some brilliant…
 
Johny Pitts talks to Trinidadian author Ayanna Lloyd Banwo about her debut novel When We Were Birds. It is a carefully crafted story set in the backstreets of Trinidad, where a young man called Darwin has newly arrived in the city of Port Angeles looking for a fresh start and his lost father. He’s forced to shed his Rastafarian faith in order to pi…
 
In this episode we are joined by Chris Keenan and James Parsons, Founders of Unibeez, a platform designed to connect employers with talent from universities on a project-by-project basis. We discuss managing growth, building teams and raising capital. We question what it takes to create a coherent marketing message. For further information please v…
 
Dr. Rachel Smartt on the Brutiful Journey Dr. Rachel Smartt is a naturopathic doctor as well as a Presidential Marketing Director (75 Club) with The Juice Plus+ Company. Dr. Smartt’s journey is, as she describes it, “brutiful.” It has been both brutal and beautiful. As you listen to this conversation, you will be taking note after note. Dr. Smartt …
 
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