Andrew set up Holland Advisors in 2009 after a 20 year career in stock broking and fund management. His career in the investment industry began in 1988 at the age of 18 first at Henderson Investors followed by a few years at the British Gas Pension Fund, both in buy side analyst positions.
After taking a year off to travel in 1994 he joined Smith New Court which was later taken over by Merrill Lynch. There Andrew was an equity analyst and salesman specialising in the transport and telecoms sectors, latterly taking a wider research and sales role covering the whole stock market. He joined Redburn Partners as a Partner in 2004 where he worked up until setting up Holland Advisors in 2009. He has had a passion for value and franchise investing for many years and the Farnam Street Capital Fund, designed to encapsulate this passion, was established in 2011.
When he is not in the office, Andrew can be found reading anything written by great investors or business managers, swinging a golf club or trying to keep up with his wife and teenage boys on a ski slope.
Mark joined Holland Advisors (and longstanding colleague Andrew Hollingworth) as a consultant at the end of 2011 and has been analysing and writing on global business franchises ever since. Prior to joining Holland, Mark spent two years as a general analyst, helping Edison to set up their institutional UK business. Earlier incarnations have seen him at Merrill Lynch as an equity analyst covering the European technology sector. He was also a Partner at Redburn Partners where he led the firm’s hardware research team until 2009.
Mark began his career in the Semiconductor industry after completing a degree in Electronic Engineering at the Cork Institute of Technology in 1996. With a young family, a love of reading and living on the family farm, he is kept busy out of the office.
Claire joined Holland in 2011. She provides general business support in the office and is involved in all aspects of the daily running of the business. Claire has an honours degree in Political Studies. Her previous positions were diverse including positions at Allianz Plc, where she was responsible for IT system security and Surrey and Berkshire Newspapers where she was Digital Media Manager. Ever keen to expand her skill set she is currently studying for the AAT Diploma in Accounting.
When she isn’t at work, Claire is busy chasing round after her young family and is a keen Gospel Singer.
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