About the Author
Mark Shipman is a highly successful investor and has made a personal fortune from backing his own judgement with his own money. He has been in the ﬁnancial industry since 1979. Initially joining a major international investment bank and training in accountancy, he was rapidly promoted to the dealing room where he specialized in futures and options. In 1990, he left the City to establish one of the UK’s ﬁrst hedge fund management companies and the following year achieved personal success by winning the World Professional Futures Trading Championship.
In addition to participating in long-term investment trends, Mark also consults to numerous City institutions including banks, brokers, hedge funds, headhunters, venture capitalists and even the UK ﬁnancial regulator. His weekly investment diary can be found on the www.trend-follower.com website. Away from the world of ﬁnance, Mark is an accomplished tournament poker player and a highly successful racehorse owner/breeder, with his distinctive maroon and light blue racing colours recently carried to victory in one of Europe’s richest races.