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Keynote Presentation: Rhinomed Limited (ASX: RNO)

Rhinomed is a medical technology company with a patented nasal technology platform that seeks to improve the way you breathe, sleep, maintain your health and take medicationRhinomed has two OTC, FDA accredited technologies, the Turbine® (aerobic exercise), and Mute® (to reduce snoring and improve sleep quality).Rhinomed is currently in clinical trials for a low invasive, well-tolerated solutions for mild-moderate sleep apnoea, and a trial establishing the efficacy of the technology as an intranasal drug delivery

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson is an experienced leader and innovator who has specialised in the successful commercialisation of emerging technologies and brands for over 20 years.  Michael has worked in and for a wide spectrum of companies from ASX300 through to start-ups in Life Sciences, Cleantech, Financial Services, Energy and Utilities, and Manufacturing. He has been a Principal at 2 leading global consulting firms where he advised on innovation. And held senior roles in top marketing and communication firms, launching high profile products and brands.

Rhinomed’s presentation will focus on the latest low invasive, well-tolerated opportunities to target sleep apnoea, sleep disorders and sleep quality

Sir Steve Redgrave

Long-standing Rhinomed shareholder and 5 time Olympic gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave, CBE, to present at the 2015 Master Investor show.

Proplend Ltd

Proplend is a Peer to Peer (P2P) or Marketplace lending platform which offers lenders the opportunity to circumvent the traditional banking system and lend directly to borrowers where the loan is tranched and backed by security over income producing commercial property.Borrowers gain access to lending that may otherwise not be currently available. Lenders are in control, they decide who to lend to, at what rate and how much to lend. The Proplend USP is our tranched loan which allow lenders with different risk profiles & return requirements to all participate in the same loan.
 Brian Bartaby - CEOFounder of Proplend

Brian Bartaby, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

“Earn interest from borrowers, not from banks through secured Peer to Peer Lending”

Brian Bartaby is the founder of Proplend, a peer to peer lending platform where lenders earn interest from borrowers and not from banks and where the loans are supported by security over an income producing commercial property.  Following a 13 year career in the city trading financial instruments, Brian has spent the past 12 years in property finance working with real estate investors and developers, successfully structuring funding to meet their ever changing requirements.  In response to the fallout from the banking crisis and the long term low interest rate environment, Proplend was developed to act as a platform where individual lenders and borrowers come together.

Brian’s presentation will  focus on how individual investors can gain direct access to the long established institutional investor asset class of commercial real estate debt through peer to peer loans.


Thundelarra Ltd (ASX:THX)

Thundelarra is an active mineral exploration company with advanced base metal and uranium projects in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.  Its current focus is the search for potential copper and other associated base metal mineralisation at Red Bore (along strike from Sandfire’s DeGrussa mine), and at Sophie Downs in the East Kimberley of WA; and at Allamber near Pine Creek in the NT, which also hosts  known occurrences of other base metals, uranium and graphite mineralisation too.

Tony Lofthouse, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Lofthouse is a geologist with 36 years’ experience in the resources sector, working for companies ranging from small cap explorers to global corporates.

His expertise spans field geology (5 years) and financial services (31 years). His experience of the equities markets as a microcap mining research analyst, and of the debt markets as a project financier and as a corporate banker, affords an understanding of all aspects of exploration, project development, capital raising and corporate strategy and marketing.



Summit Limited

Summit is an Oxford-based drug discovery and development company advancing innovative medicines to treat areas of high unmet medical need. The company is focussed on two clinical stage programmes targeting the fatal muscle wasting disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (‘DMD’) and infections caused by the bacteria C. difficile. Summit is listed on the AIM section of the London Stock Exchange.

Dr Richard Pye, Director of Corporate Communications

Dr Pye joined Summit in 2004 as a Senior Scientist and was involved in the formative development of the Company. He subsequently moved into the corporate side of the business and currently has responsibility for investor relations, communications and corporate affairs. Dr Pye has a broad range of experience and skills and these include equity fundraisings, securing non-dilutive funding from not-for-profit organisations, and M&A and divestment activities. He holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry and prior to joining Summit was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at The University of Oxford. Talk title (provisional): Advancing new treatments for the treatment of DMD and C. difficile infections.


Cyan Technology Ltd

Cyan is an integrated system design company headquartered in Cambridge, with customers, staff and partners across many of the world’s largest emerging markets. It provides a communication platform that enables the measurement and control of energy consumption for smart metering and lighting. Cyan is focussed on emerging markets, where it’s low cost, low power solution provides significant customer benefits. It delivers integrated solutions to utilities, municipalities and local authorities, with customer wins to date in India, Brazil and

John Cronin, Executive Chairman

John Cronin is a highly successful Chairman and CEO across international markets, in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors including Smart Metering, IT Software, Telecommunications, Utilities and Managed Services. John’s contribution to high-tech industries includes key roles at Antenova, GCI Com, Aria Networks, Picochip, Arqiva, i2, Cambridge Networks, Netsource, Mercury (C&W). He has created significant value for shareholders with four company exits of Picochip, Azure Solutions, i2 and Netsource Europe totalling $600m.


AJ Bell Youinvest

AJ Bell Youinvest is a multi-award winning provider of SIPPs, stocks and shares ISAs, Junior ISAs, Junior SIPPs and share dealing accounts. We offer customers access to a market leading range of investment options, including: shares, funds, ETFs, investment trusts and much more. Our online dealing service starts from just £4.95 and never costs more than £9.95 per online 

Russ Mould, Investment Director

Russ Mould has 24 years’ experience of the capital markets. He started at Scottish Equitable in 1991 as a fund manager and in 1993 he joined SG Warburg, now part of UBS investment bank, where he worked an equity analyst covering the technology sector for 12 years. Russ joined Shares in November 2005 as technology correspondent and became Editor of the magazine in July 2008. Following the acquisition of Shares’ parent company, MSM Media by AJ Bell Group, he was appointed AJ Bell’s Investment Director in summer 2013.


Asia Plantation Capital

Established officially in 2008, although operating privately since 2002 the group now have plantations and agricultural investment projects on 4 continents with operational projects at various stages from start-up to fully operational plantations and farms.The Asia Plantation Capital Group is the owner and operator of a diverse range of commercial plantation and farming businesses globally. The group has provided sustainable forestry and agricultural land acquisition and development services to the global forestry investment and agricultural sector for more than 10 years.Forestry investments, agricultural investments, and plantation investments have changed over the last decade, to become part of both large and small investors’ portfolios. There has also been a change in perception. Having previously been considered an ‘alternative’ investment, they have become more mainstream, and are now an essential component of many institutional and pension growth funds.The group owns its own freehold and long-term leasehold plantations. Its wholly owned land portfolio is free from any bank debt, and has been purchased with the company’s own

Gary Crates

A successful international executive with a broad range of senior management experience, from owning multiple international franchises, through to being a Regional Director of a major multi-national business with 500+ staff and $200m turnover.

AS CEO Europe Gary will drive the growth and expansion of Asia Plantation Capital into Europe, initially focusing on key strategic markets in UK, France, Germany and Switzerland.

A seasoned professional in all aspects of real estate based investments, Gary has been involved in various global projects such as: Social Housing in Brazil, Residential Properties in Romania & Spain, Agricultural projects in Africa & Europe and now Sustainable Forestry Plantations in Asia.


Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM)

Symphony Environmental is dedicated to finding technical solutions to the world’s environmental and public health problems by ‘Making Plastic Smarter’. Symphony researches and develops additives and masterbatches for manufacturing innovative plastic products. It has a Global distribution network covering 98 countries and is AIM listed (SYM) on the London stock exchange.It is the only public company in the world dedicated to oxo-biodegradable additives and has internationally-recognised d2w, d2p and d2t brands for technologies used by many of the world’s largest companies.Symphony’s quality-control system and after-sales support in production and marketing are all part of the brand value. Symphony’s trademarks represent not just a supply of masterbatch but a whole system that is aimed at adding value to every participant in the supply chain – right through to the

Michael Laurier (Chief Executive of the Company)

Michael is the Chief Executive of the Company. Michael’s career began with his long established family packaging business, Brentwood Sack and Bag Co Limited. He took over responsibility for sales and production in the mid -1970s and changed the emphasis of the company’s business from jute products to polythene packaging, introducing the then innovative high density and medium density polythene bags into the UK market in 1975.   He was appointed Managing Director of Brentapac UK Plc, which formerly owned the Tuffy trademark, in 1985, with continuing responsibility for national and international sales.   He co-founded Symphony Plastics in 1995.

Ian Bristow, FCCA (Finance Director and Company Secretary)

Ian was in private practice for seven years, qualifying as a certified accountant in 1992. In 1994, he joined Brentapac UK Plc until it was sold in 1994. He went on to co-found Symphony Plastics in 1995


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Juan Colón, Co-Founder

Juan Colón is a co-founder of Darwinex. His 15 year capital markets career combines background in risk management and complex product sales into expertise in financial disintermediation.


He holds an MSc Economics (LSE, London).


Our talk will display how algorithmic risk management, coupled with human intuition makes P2P asset management possible, and how the long-tail of investment strategies yields returns that defy traditional markets, and changes the way we invest.