Mark is also an Investment Associate and as well as covering stocks within the Industrials, Support Services and Consumer Discretionary sectors he is often the ‘go to’ guy for one off thematic pieces of research such as his self-described “ground breaking” analysis of the global polymer industry. Mark joined having completed both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Economics at Manchester University where his studies added to an existing intrigue in financial markets.
“On a daily basis I find myself working in a dynamic setting, helping the team appraise companies and the general economic environment – which is both interesting, rewarding, and certainly keeps you on your toes. This is great as I see much of what I studied in action on a daily basis, coming away everyday having learnt something new, and building a broad base of knowledge spanning the whole globe and different asset classes.
“Outside of the office I can be found in the gym, eating, trying to cook and occasionally deejaying/bolstering my music collection. I was bitten by the travel bug after previously inter-railing Europe during University, and followed this up with a more recent six month trip to the USA and South America before I started at Vertem – an itch I try to scratch as often as possible. Time out of the office is also spent lamenting what I did wrong in a former life to have the misfortune of following Leeds United, but luckily other sports teams in Leeds have picked up the notable slack at Elland Road!”