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Wednesday, 29th May 2024

Ian Clarke

'Financial scams and how to avoid them'

Ian will cover the current most prolific financial frauds to be aware of, how to spot them, show examples as well as discuss the history of fraud in the financial world and how things have developed and changed over the years.

Ian Clarke lived in rural Nottinghamshire all of his life but worked all over the UK and Europe. He is married with three grown-up children and enjoys a variety of hobbies and sports, (sadly not Golf) He has worked in Financial advice and Investment management capacities for 39 years, starting his career in the city in 1984, moving on to set up his own business in 1998 looking after over £400 million of client funds. He has worked with JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and Barclays Asset Management before setting up his own company. In 2018 after selling his business he set up Middleton Private Capital which is a specialist investment management company which focuses only on helping clients to invest their capital for income and/or growth, providing superior returns with a strong emphasis on client service.





The benefits of joining Leicester Wyvern Probus


Probus clubs were established to enable men from business and professions to meet socially in a convivial environment to exchange ideas and information on topical matters.  Members include professional and business people in the widest sense; such as academics, teachers, doctors, farmers, lawyers, sportsmen, a range of people from industry, from the armed forces and many others.  Whilst Probus clubs are perhaps traditionally seen as an involvement following retirement, those in work are both encouraged and welcomed.


Wyvern Probus meets at The Leicestershire Golf Club for a social gathering and a three-course lunch followed by an interesting speaker.  The Golf Club has an enviable reputation for good food and has ample car parking within the City boundary.


Speaker topics are varied: some are based on fascinating work-experience or personal interests and some on academic and educational topics.  All are relatively short and designed to be informative, amusing and entertaining.


Wyvern Probus meets monthly (save in December) on the last Wednesday of each month. We mix for half an hour of so of social interaction over a drink in the bar overlooking the golf course, before going into lunch.


Our meetings are an excellent opportunity to expand your circle of friends and to engage in interesting and lively discussion on a variety of business and social topics.  Uniquely amongst Probus clubs we also have a monthly organised walk for those who are more energetic.   Venues across the county are chosen; the walk is in the morning followed by a pub lunch at which non-walkers are welcome.


We hope that once you have visited us as a guest at one of our lunches you may be tempted to join our club.  Membership fees are modest and lunch is excellent value.   We have one mixed lunch at which we entertain our ladies once a year in November. Each year at our November meet we invite our ladies to join us.  We also have a President’s outing each year at which members and their other halves enjoy a day out, tours of St Pancras station and Rockingham Castle have featured amongst such excursions.


So - a couple of hours over lunchtime once a month: a splendid way to enjoy convivial company whilst being educated and entertained by a fascinating range of speakers.


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