Mark Hawkes – MD
Best known as the former Head of Media Sector Research at Charterhouse Securities, where he was also a Director and Deputy Head of Research. Through his role as an investment analyst for almost two decades, gained significant experience of presenting to and advising fund managers and quoted companies, accompanying management teams on investor road shows, and chairing investor/company meetings. Unusually amongst City analysts, over the years he covered a number of different sectors, and acquired considerable knowledge of more through overseeing and mentoring analysts researching other industries; more recently, he has acquired a substantial understanding of the Payments segment of Fintech and he continues to develop his knowledge of online/tech, especially in relation to Media and Payments. He placed in the top ten in Extel/Reuters industry rankings (voted by fund managers) in Insurance Brokers, Paper, Packaging & Printing, and Media itself. Following ING’s acquisition of Charterhouse Securities, Mark was Head of the Pan-European Media Sector research team at ING Financial Markets. Having also spent several years advising and investing in early-stage companies, his experience ranges from start-ups to FTSE 100 constituents, meaning that he has an intimate understanding of the significant similarities and important differences between companies at varying stages of development.
[A kidney transplant patient, Mark has a lot of knowledge and experience of the workings of the NHS from a patient’s perspective, and is hugely interested, from a lay viewpoint, in advances in pharma/biotech, not just in relation to the kidney, but across the board].