About The Motley Fool
Founded in the US in 1993 by brothers David and Tom Gardner, The Motley Fool is a multimedia financial-services company dedicated to building the world’s greatest investment community. The company’s name was taken from Shakespeare, whose wise fools both instructed and amused, and could speak the truth to the king — without getting their heads lopped off.
- To educate, amuse & enrich.
Our Core Values
- Collaborate – Do great things together.
- Innovate – Search for a better solution. Then top it!
- Fun – Revel in your work.
- Honest – Make us proud.
- Competitve – Play fair, play hard, play to win.
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What We Do
The Motley Fool (fool.com.au) offers stock market and investing advice, showing people how to take control of their money and make better financial decisions.
Along with our U.S. and UK businesses, we reach millions of people each month through our websites, books, newspaper columns, television appearances and subscription newsletter services. The Motley Fool champions shareholder values and advocates tirelessly for the individual investor.
Our products and services — whether free or fee-based, online or offline — are designed to help people take control of their financial lives. Our offerings include:
The Motley Fool Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 146 988 052, ABN 83 146 988 052, AFSL 400691) launched its website, fool.com.au in 2011.
Fool.com.au publishes articles covering company results, share ideas, portfolio management, asset allocation, economic commentary and opinion and much, much more.
We also host a range of educational content, written in plain English that even your six year old could understand, with the sole intention of helping you take control of your own money and make better financial decisions.
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Whether it’s analysing the latest quarterly earnings reports or helping investors find the next home run stock, the Fool’s US award-winning website publishes hundreds of articles each week.
Fool.com offers news, analysis, and commentary through wide-ranging distribution partnerships with Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, and many others. “The Motley Fool stands out as an ethical oasis in an area that is fast becoming a home to charlatans.” — The Economist
Launched in 1998, www.fool.co.uk is one of the UK’s most popular financial websites. This wholly owned subsidiary of The Motley Fool has also published several books, including three editions of the best-selling Motley Fool UK Investment Guide.
Who We Are
Despite our quirky name, we are a proper, grown-up company. Headed by CEO & Co-Chairman Tom Gardner and Co-Founder & Co-Chairman David Gardner, the Motley Fool has a deep and experienced executive management team, and board of directors.
Here in Australia, The Motley Fool is headed by Bruce Jackson.
Way back in 1997, Bruce, a native Australian, co-founded The Motley Fool UK. From modest beginnings, firstly as Managing Editor and then as Managing Director, Bruce built up the business into one of the most successful recognised brand names in the UK financial sector.
After 18+ years living and working in London, at the end of 2006, Bruce decided to relocate back to Australia in a desperate attempt to reacquaint himself and introduce his young family to the concept of sunshine.
Bruce has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree and a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Markets), and before co-founding The Motley Fool UK, he was a Finance Manager at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
In his years at The Motley Fool, Bruce has written thousands of articles and pieces of content for the websites, and in 1999 also co-authored the best selling The Motley Fool UK Investment Workbook (if you’re looking at photo, he’s on the left. The goatee has now well and truly gone!).
In 2011, Bruce started The Motley Fool Australia. Despite all those years living in London, he still has an Aussie accent, and still supports Australia in The Ashes, much to his chagrin in the most recent series.
Scott Phillips is an Investment Analyst with The Motley Fool and co-Advisor of our flagship investment service, Motley Fool Share Advisor. He is passionate about investing, having managed his own portfolio for over 15 years. A dyed-in-the-wool Fool (in the best way), he has been a member of The Motley Fool since 1999.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) and is currently completing his MBA.
Before joining the Fool, Scott worked in various Sales and Finance roles in industry, which has allowed him to see the good, bad and the ugly of corporate management close-up. Giving him a great understanding of the way businesses run – and what separates the business wheat from the chaff – Scott wholeheartedly agrees with Warren Buffett when he said he was a ‘better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor’.
Scott left a successful career to follow his passion – investing and helping others invest better. It’s no surprise he ended up as an Investment Analyst at The Motley Fool. You can find his Motley Fool profile here.
Mike King is a Fool.com.au investment analyst and writer. He caught the investing bug a decade ago, at a time when the US had invaded Iraq and fear reigned in the markets. His initial success as the markets took off encouraged his passion and thirst for knowledge. Shortly after, he left a mundane IT job to seek out a position at a boutique fund manager, where he stayed for four years before joining a global investment bank in the equity research department.
Mike holds a Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning.
Mike’s passion is to help retail investors invest better, especially to avoid the ticking bombs listed on the ASX, and that passion was one of his primary reasons for joining The Motley Fool in late 2011.