A cat by the name of Orlando has proven he has superior stock picking potentials to a number of experts within the finance business. An experiment organised by the observer, pitted three teams against each other with £5,000 to invest in 5 companies from the FTSE All-Share Index.
The teams consisted of professionals which included Schroders fund manager Andy Brough, students from a school and Orlando the cat.
At the end of the experiment the following returns were delivered:
Orlando – £5442
Professionals – £5176
Kids – £4840
Orlando the cat picked stocks by throwing a toy mouse on a grid of numbers which corresponded to a number of companies on the FTSE index.