Stockpicking, globalisation and... cake bakes: This year's best Xmas reads

Book list compiled by Lawrence Gosling

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Stuck on what to buy the financial services professional in your life for Christmas? How about an investment book? Lawrence Gosling runs through some of the titles that have hit our desks in recent weeks.

My current favourite out of the books we received in the office is Paul Mumford's The Stock Picker, a history of the last 30 years from the perspective of the fund he has run and the companies he has invested in. Mumford (pictured), who is reckoned to be the longest serving fund manager on the same fund, is a classic stockpicker and if you spend more than half an hour with him you will see why. He constantly gets calls from brokers and has an incredible knowledge of the companies he has or hasn't invested in. His ‘process' doesn't neatly fit into the ‘tick-box' analysis system many work ...

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