Mark Purdy

Fund Manager

Mark has a degree in Economics from Cambridge University and leads the Chelverton Global Consumer Franchise Fund’s coverage of Beverages & Food. Mark began his career in fund management at Legal & General in 1985 and then worked at Gartmore (1988-1998), responsible for managing pension scheme equity portfolios. He then moved into investment banking with Dresdner Kleinwort (1998-2001), before joining Deutsche Bank in 2001, where he played a pivotal role in the creation and organisation of its annual Global Consumer Conference in Paris, the largest of its kind. Mark’s analysis of consumer franchises started in 1987, and his favourite portfolio product at the moment is Lindt’s 70% cocoa Dark Chocolate Bar.