Chris Reid worked in the City for 17 years as a successful equity research analyst and a fund manager. Amongst other achievements, he built a UK Income fund from scratch to be one of the best performing funds in the sector (150% total return in six years) with over £1bn AUM. Prior to joining the City, he spent 6 years as a Technology Consultant at PA Consultants, focusing on evaluation and support of new products and businesses. He has first-hand experience of over 200 businesses in all industries from mining to high-technology manufacturing across the UK, US and Europe and a deep understanding of the financial, strategic and operational factors that must all come together to ensure a successful, financially rewarding investment. He has a Cambridge MA in Natural Sciences (Materials Science) and an MBA from London Business School.