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29-30 November 2021
Hilton Tower BridgeLondon

Holly MacKay
Founder and MD at Boring Money

Profile

Holly has worked in finance since 1999. She is a financial expert, a commentator on investment markets and the founder and MD of Boring Money.

She passionately believes that we can explain things better, and that investments shouldn’t just be for “The Old Boys”.

Holly read Modern Languages at Oxford, specialising in Medieval French which obviously made her immediately highly employable. She went backpacking in Australia, worked in TV for a while and then decided that TV was boring but the stock market was awesomely interesting.

She held senior roles at Merrill Lynch, Aviva and Santander before setting up her first business, The Platforum, in 2008. She sold the business to Centaur Media and left in 2014, launching Boring Money in July 2015.

She likes translating financial gobbledygook into ‘real speak’ and trying to help people without PhDs in finance to make sensible decisions with minimum pain.

Holly is a regular media commentator and has appeared on or contributed to the BBC, The Times, The Telegraph and The Mail on Sunday. She is living proof that you can be in Set 4 for Maths when you’re 13 and still get your head around investments.

“I really believe that investments can help many people put their money to better use and create some decent returns. But the old guard make it so confusing and so boring that most people are sticking their heads in the sand. I want to make finance more accessible. I want to name and shame the dodgy. And I want to help give people the confidence to trust their money to the good guys who are doing it well. If we all just leave it in our current accounts, there’s only one winner…….and that is not you and it’s not me!”

Off her soapbox, she is a Mum to 2 young kids, a fussy cat called Mog and a young pup called Ruffy, has a thing for red shoes, is a happy and bad surfer and has a passion for India. She cheerfully eats sugar, drinks coffee and likes wine.

Agenda Sessions

  • OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of Digital Wealth and Customer Engagement - How to Meet Changing Investor Needs

    09:05

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