A variety of experiences broadens your investment knowledge
In the fourth episode of the Inside Out of the Ordinary film series, John Wyn-Evans, Head of Investment Strategy for Investec Wealth & Investment UK, on why having a variety of life experiences and broad knowledge is key to investment success.
Meet John Wyn-Evans
“Variety is the spice of life” is a phrase that aptly describes John Wyn-Evans’ approach to life. A background in modern languages at school and university has been no hindrance in his career as an investment professional, and has, he believes, in fact helped it along.
“I find the more I know about the world, the better. The more I can absorb about topics like climate change, or behavioural finance, or other macro issues, the more it helps me to bring a cohesive opinion to the investment process,” he says.
“That’s how I see my role at Investec's Global Investment Strategy Group: an opinion bringer and opinion former, who helps guide the debate,” John concludes.
It's not about spreadsheets, it's not just about company data, it's about politics, behavioural finance, it's about emotion.