Biographies

Nick Shearman is a Principal of IV Lions and works in our U.K. office covering European markets and providing analytical support to our U.S. clients. Nick began his career as an Associate in tax planning at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. He later joined KPMG as a tax specialist, focusing on expatriate tax where he advised the directors of large multinational corporations. Nick has also developed real estate in the Languedoc region of Southwest France.

Lisa Shearman is a CEO of IV Lions. Lisa previously worked in San Francisco in the in-house legal department of Albourne Partners, a hedge fund investment advisor. She dealt with an array of legal, regulatory and compliance matters. Before moving to San Francisco, Lisa was a Solicitor (attorney equivalent) of  the Supreme Court of England and Wales working for a law firm in London where she specialized in commercial litigation. She began her career working for two prominent law firms in London: Ashursts and Norton Rose. Lisa is a member on the “Roll of Solicitors” in the U.K.

 

About IV Lions

Nelson’s column in London’s Trafalgar Square is guarded by four huge bronze lions cast from the metal of guns taken from old naval battleships. The Battle of Trafalgar represents triumph over adversity and the lions are symbolic of the financial guardianship we offer our clients.

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Investing Quotes

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    • “Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.”

      —Warren Buffett

    • “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.”

      —Benjamin Graham

    • “Know what you own, and know why you own it.”

      —Peter Lynch

    • “Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.”

      —Donald Trump

    • “It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.”

      —George Soros

    • “My favorite holding period is forever.”

      —Warren Buffett

    • “The essence of investment management is the management of risks, not the management of returns.”

      —Benjamin Graham

    • “You make most of your money in a bear market, you just don’t realize it at the time.”

      —Shelby Davis

    • “We have two classes of forecasters: Those who don’t know and those who don’t know they don’t know.”

      —John Kenneth Galbraith

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