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Real Name: David Whitehouse

Occupation: Private Investor, Other

Interests: Asian Markets, Economics, Private Equity

Location: London

Twitter: @DBWLondon

Fantasy Fund: Monty9's Fund

About Me:

Chartered Accountant. CFO in a City trading and fund management company.  Previously part owned and ran small financial software company.  Involved in trade sales of that and similar companies an AIM IPO, a placing and 2 takeovers. Country manager for early 1990's derivatives system business in Japan and Hong Kong.

Investment Strategy
I trade... weekly
I tend to buy... on instinct
I hold for... a year
I invest with... <£500k
Diversification is ... important, but not beyond 10 positions

Private investor.  Conservative investment in relatively high risk investments with high upside.  Prepared to take a number of heavy losses to hold the occasional star.  Ideal holding period is until probate but normally between 2 weeks and 3 years.

Enjoy the freedom of being ableto deal on a whim but have historically done better following some basic research, particularly reading and evaluating the published accounts, and understanding the fundamental proposition of the business.

Typically overweight in technology stocks, prefer if cash positive.

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LRM have just announced their second contract win in 3 days. The latest is to provide its regulatory reporting software to Bank Leumi in New York and London. The previous one stated "... Lombard Risk has been awarded a contract to provide its REPORTER regulatory reporting software in Hong Kong and Singapore for a major wealth management banking subsidiary of a leading Asian bank with…

I have been greatly disappointed, though less surprised, by recent shrill criticism of the immorality of high earners arranging their affairs to minimise tax liabilities. Cameron too is guilty of supporting this mob morality - and he and his sidekick Osborne make the rules. One fears that the next step will inevitably be more poorly judged legislation to target the specific areas where too little…

Globo announced their Dec 2011 results yesterday. They were excellent but the market marked them down a tad; its hard to see why. My initial take on their current position is extremely positive, particularly for those who have some risk appetite where the upside is massive. This is not completely risk free but the underlying business looks to be of such quality the risk is…

A market cap under £50M, partnerships with many of the world's leading electronics companies,IP in one of the most interesting technologies that is gaining a foothold in major consumer markets. Seriously, a company like Samsung might place a value of at least £250M on this. Could fail, but has an equal chance of 10 bagging, or better, in the foresee-able IMHO. I'm in.

Regency Mines (LON:RGM) is a small company with a number of mining and exploration assets and a significant holding in Red Rock Resources (LON:RRR), which is valued at much of its own market cap. It appears to be on the brink of greatness. For value investors the rather complicated structure and limited access to the City PR machine have left the share price below a…

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Forgive me a political tangent, that struck me reading your analysis of RBG. The apprentice levy will, as you indicate, incentivise well run businesses to do with less staff, which will tend to be the less experienced. A classic socialist policy own goal from the Tories. Hmmm. What they should better have done instead, is encourage businesses that actually hired apprentices in some way. That…

I have held through thick and thin since 2009 (not at 3.5p sadly more like 9.5). It always seemed undervalued given its tech IP, specialised staff and potential in the market. As a small company the EPS has bounced around as distribution lines used them as a shock absorber for swings in market demand. Nevertheless it has averaged an underlying 20% p.a. increase, which is…

I don't really know but might it be that the French rules are hardening and the Briitsh have relaxed?

The ability to use a mobile phone for passport photos is a risk mentioned by timarr recently, but the press comment has clearly reached a wider audience. I took the view that while unwelcome, it was unlikely to cause a dramatic loss of business for PHTM and held - I guess time will tell. The press comment is actually suggesting the UK relaxation would allow…

Heartily endorse your view of economics beyond a certain level. It depresses me the media can and do play so fast and loose with the conclusions drawn from sophisticated maths based on ridiculously vague assumptions. The existence of arithmetically correct, complex maths that the reader (and probably author) can't understand excuses the lack of any need for the assumptions on which it is all based…

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