John Royden

Head of Research

Tel: 020 3207 3387

Joined JM Finn: 2011


John has a law degree and an MBA from the London Business School. He gained his CFA qualification in 2017. Prior to joining JM Finn in January 2011, John was a merchant adventurer which took him to Sweden, Dubai, Indonesia and India where he was involved with derivatives broking, property and estate agencies as well as general corporate finance related consulting. John specialised in shareholder activism for a number of years and at one stage owned a company that did specialist sound, flash and exhaust fume moderation for sniper rifles. John is a keen sailor, and still stalks, shoots or fishes most weekends. John is one of the 1,831 people who have swum the Channel. He enjoys backgammon, bridge and the fine gastronomic delights of Boodles. John has three daughters and lives in West London with his two Patterdale terriers and his girlfriend.

John Royden is based in our London office

JM Finn
4 Coleman Street

Articles by John Royden

Head of research at JM Finn, Sir John Royden, is looking to become only the 8th person to swim the entire length of Lake Geneva unsupported.

ESG (Environment, Social and Governance), about which so much is written today, had a difficult birth. Back in the 1970s the doctrine was one of pure capitalism. Make as much money as possible…

The gross redemption yield (“yield”) on UK ten year gilts hit a low of 0.02% on 3rd August 2020. You now get an annual yield of 0.57%, which is not far from what you got paid before the world slid…