Contents Acknowledgements Letter about Mr Johnson Â (FidelityÂ s Founder) Anthony BoltonÂ s Portfolio Management Assignments Part 1 - Principles and practices from a life running money 1. Companies Â what makes a good one, and how to work with them 2. Management Â integrity and openness 3. Shares Â looking at them and buying them 4. How to behave as an investor 5. How to hold and develop a portfolio 6. Finance, risks and balance sheets 7. Valuations, value growth, recovery and other favourite 8. Mergers, acquisitions and why itÂ s good to have your shares bought out 9. Trading and how to do it 10. Technical information and the importance of charts 11. Information and where to find it 12. The importance of brokers 13. How the markets really work 14. Some Observations on Performance 15. What makes a Good Fund Manager Part 2 Â Experiences and reflections from a life running money 16. Some memorable company meetings 17. Some of my best and worst investments 18. How the industry has changes 19. Some thoughts on the future of investment management
Anthony Bolton is BritainÂ s best-known and longest-serving fund manager. He is a Fidelity Investment award winner, feted newspaper columnist and instantly recognisable financial name. Over twenty five years he delivered an exceptional annual return of 20% on his Special Situations Fund, compared with 7.7 % for the FTSE All-Share index. His strategy, which blends analysis of a companyÂ s books with quizzing the management and studying performance graphs, has an enviable track record. Anthony is an experienced writer, with a monthly column in the FT money section that is widely read.
Â LegendaryÂ Â Â Daily Telegraph Â LegendaryÂ Â Â Observer Â one of the most outstanding performers of recent yearsÂ Â Â Scotsman on Sunday Â the people's champion - and the professionals' choiceÂ Â Â Daily Mail Â BritainÂ s most fetedÂ ..Â Â Financial Times Â best professional investor in Britain over the past couple of decadesÂ Â Â Guardian, July 2008 Â Â he turned GBP1,000 into a staggering GBP147,000 over 28 yearsÂ Â Daily Telegraph 2008 Â He has laid down a performance track record that will take some beatingÂ - www.thedailyreckoning.com Â Â has been the most consistently successfulÂ .. of the last 30 yearsÂ Â Â BBC News Â Â heÂ s been the top of his trade since 1979Â Â - Independent