Founder and MD Holly Mackay has been working in the investments space since 1998. She read Modern Languages at Oxford, with a special focus on Medieval French which was deeply interesting and arguably utterly useless
From 1998 – 2007, she worked in both Australia and the UK, for Big Global Investment Firms with Increasingly Important-Sounding Titles, completing a grad diploma in Applied Finance and Investments along the way. At this time she got cocky, made some silly investments in the 2000 tech boom, and learnt a healthy respect (the hard way) for the ups and downs of the stock market.
In 2008, fed up of working for big financial companies, she set up a business called The Platforum, now one of the UK’s most respected financial research firms, analysing investments and platforms for financial advisers, fund managers, pensions providers and investment platforms. She sold the business to Centaur Media in 2011 and left the business in November 2014.
Boring Money is Holly’s new venture. Her aim is to help people without PhDs in finance understand the investment markets – without jargon, bias or pompous gobbledygook. She has 2 kids, a chocolate-eating cat and more red shoes than is financially sensible. She is a bad, yet happy surfer.