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Introducing Maynard Paton

Maynard is the co-host of The Private Investor's Podcast and a full-time investor/researcher/blogger, and was formerly a share tipster and editor at The Motley Fool UK.

meet Maynard Paton

Maynard has been stock-picking for 25-plus years and is a well-known private investor within the UK small-cap community. Significant influences on Maynard’s investing style are the strategies of Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and Jim Slater.Maynard has refined his approach over time and offers great insights about his own investing style, which he calls ‘RAMP’ investing — or trying to buy Respectability At a Modest Price — on his blog regularly evaluates his portfolio holdings, where competitive advantages are often dependent on the people in charge. His favoured companies are typically small and offer respectable financial economics, respectable prospects and — most importantly — employ respectable management teams that care about the long-term returns for all shareholders.

Maynard's Interview on the FYR Podcast

Maynard shares his investing approach and philosophy, and how beginner investors can start building their investment portfolios.


The private investor's podcast

PIP003 AIM Listed Small-Cap Share Review Somero (SOM)

Welcome to The Private Investor’s Podcast. This time Maynard and Mark’s review of AIM listed small-cap Somero Enterprises (SOM) and the investment potential of concrete levelling machines. Mark first bought Somero (SOM) in April 2016 adding a further nine purchases making it one of the largest holdings in his portfolio. Somero Enterprises is a US domiciled company listed on the UK AIM share market that specialises in concrete levelling machines for large warehouses, fulfilment centres, large factories and data centres. The question is; what does the future hold for Somero?

The private investor's podcast

PIP002 UK Small-Cap Share Review Tristel (TSTL)

Welcome to The Private Investor’s Podcast. This time we review UK small-cap Tristel (TSTL) and the investment potential of medical cleaning wipes and disinfectants. Maynard bought Tristel in 2013, while Mark bought it in 2017. Both Mark and Maynard recently attended Tristel’s shareholders’ Open Day learning key insights about the potential growth of the company. The question is; do we buy more, hold or sell our holdings?

The private investor's podcast

PIP001 UK Small-Cap Share Review Photo-Me

Welcome to the first episode of The Private Investor’s Podcast. The podcast where keen stock pickers, Mark Atkinson, and Maynard Paton talk about managing their share portfolios. Mark began buying shares in 1984, and Maynard started in 1993, this time we cover UK small-cap cover Photo-ME and the investment potential of passport photos and self-service washing machines.


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