Arbuthnot Banking Group Plc (LON:ARBB) are the subject of this interview with financial stocks and investment funds team analyst Mark Thomas at Hardman & Co. Mark explains what we are buying when we buy into Arbuthnot, why we should buy something when we don’t know exactly what it will be, describes its private bank, now the core business, what an acquisition my look like and when they expect to return capital.
Mark Thomas has nearly thirty years of experience in financial services. He leveraged his ten years direct industry experience within NatWest Group to give investors a better understanding of the business models of the companies he followed. His general business analysis is supplemented with specific experience in balance sheet management, derivatives, tax, pension and accounting issues (invited member of FIAG) combined with considerable board level liaison across all sizes of companies. He spent over ten years as a highly rated sell side analyst primarily with the financial specialists Fox Pitt Kelton and Keefe Bruyette and Woods. His coverage extended beyond banks to a range of financial companies before he spent six years with the sponsored research house Edison. Mark joined Hardman & Co in March 2016. He holds a degree in Economics and Law from the University of Durham and a degree in History from the Open University.
Arbuthnot Banking Group comprises of its subsidiary, Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Limited and its associated company, Secure Trust Bank PLC.