Real Name: David Whitehouse
Occupation: Private Investor, Other
Interests: Asian Markets, Economics, Private Equity
Fantasy Fund: Monty9's Fund
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.
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.
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…
Just noticed a company called Helium Rising Stars Fund has taken a virgin 12.4% stake in Synety Group. Not quite avoiding the temptation to comment that the fund's name suggests progression from hot air, it looks possibly Russian.
Its about 33% high risk for me - each to their own. As you might imagine that has been a poor allocation in the last year!
The market's view of companies such as SNTY has dramatically harshened in the last year, and the heavy discount demanded has further hurt the company's reputation; a bit of a vicious circle. I think the company has pretty much delivered though, subject to your comments about cost containment, which I strongly support. I invested at around 170p and still hold, but will not top up…
That is a great summary alterego, thanks!
Thanks for sharing your insights, I look forward to more of the same in 2015. Happy new year.