Finding investment ideas for your portfolio. If you are a new investor just starting to invest on your own or a well-experienced one, many investors are interested in selecting individual stocks for their own portfolios, but aren't sure where to begin their search for a great investment idea.
Come along to the Shares and AJ Bell Investor Evening in London on Monday 21 May 2018 and listen to and meet Directors of listed companies who you can invest in.
Caledonia Mining Corporation (CMCL) - Caledonia’s primary asset is the low-cost Blanket Gold Mine in Zimbabwe, which produced 56,000 ounces of gold in 2017 at an all-in sustaining cost of $847/oz. Guidance for 2018 is 55koz - 59koz at an AISC of between $845/oz and $890/oz. Caledonia pays a quarterly dividend of 6.875 US cents. Blanket is approximately two thirds of the way through a fully funded growth plan, which will increase to 80koz by 2021 and is anticipated to reduce costs to approximately $750/oz.
Echo Energy (ECHO) - Echo Energy plc is a listed mid-cap gas company pursuing a high value piped onshore gas strategy to exploit multi tcf exploration potential across South and Central America with significant growth assets in Argentina and exciting opportunities in Bolivia.
Goldplat (GDP) is a profitable, African gold recovery services company with two market leading operations in South Africa and Ghana. Goldplat’s strategy is focussed on utilising its robust cash flow generated from flagship gold recovery operations in Africa to self-fund sustainable growth and expansion of niche gold recovery business model. The Company also has a small gold mining and exploration portfolio in Kenya, Burkina Faso and Ghana and is evaluating various opportunities to create value or monetise these assets.
ThinCats - ThinCats is one of the pioneers of the peer-to-peer business lending industry; specialising in loans with security and linking retail and institutional investors directly with established business borrowers to provide an alternative to high street banks. The company was founded in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, with the aim of offering loans to UK businesses struggling to access funding through traditional channels, whilst providing investors with attractive rates of interest unavailable through many conventional investment portfolios.
VolitionRx - Volition is a multi-national life sciences company developing simple, easy to use blood-based cancer tests to accurately diagnose a range of cancers. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid - an indication that disease is present.
As cancer screening programs become more widespread, Volition's products aim to help to diagnose a range of cancers quickly, simply, accurately and cost effectively. Early diagnosis has the potential to not only prolong the life of patients, but also to improve their quality of life.
Who Should Attend
The evening is a perfect opportunity for existing shareholders or potential investors to hear from those that matter, the directors running the companies and fund managers managing their fund. Who better to explain the future potential and strategy.
Registration and coffee
Maurice Mason, Vice President - Caledonia Mining Corporation (CMCL)
Fiona MacAulay, CEO - Echo Energy (ECHO)
Gerard Kisbey-Green, CEO - Goldplat (GDP)
Stewart Cazier, Head of Retail - ThinCats
Cameron Reynolds, President & CEO - VolitionRX(VNRX)