The Desert Island Investor

Fundsmith, under the guidance of portfolio manager Terry Smith, invest in equities on a global basis.  Mark has been invested in Fundsmith for many years and regularly attends their annual shareholder meetings. In this episode he reports back from the 2024 event in London.

The Desert Island Investor podcast is generously hosted by London City based analysts Progressive Equity Research. You'll also find us on YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Music and all leading podcasting channels.

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Disclaimer: The content of this podcast is provided for general information only and the opinions expressed by Mark, his guests and the producers of the podcast do not constitute financial advice. Before purchasing financial products it is advisable to seek the guidance of a professional financial advisor.

Creators & Guests

Mark Atkinson
Creator and host of The Desert Island Investor podcast and the Question in a Bottle sub-series of podcasts.
Paul Kerin
Producer and co-host of The Desert Island Investor podcast and the Message in a Bottle podcast series.

What is The Desert Island Investor?

The Desert Island Investor podcast is a series of podcasts that document the experiences and strategies of private investor Mark Atkinson. Mark's long-term investments have enabled him to become financially independent and to retire at the comparatively early age of 53.

The stocks that Mark reviews on this channel are from his real portfolio and not a 'virtual' portfolio, so these are genuine win-some, lose-some stories.

We hope that you'll also enjoy our regular feature 'Question in a Bottle' where Mark answers listeners' questions about investing.