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Real Name: Mike Brenner

Occupation: Entrepreneur, Market Professional

Interests: Emerging Markets, Geopolitics, Property, Stocks

Location: Guildford, UK

Twitter: @MikeWBrenner

About Me:

Work in ecommerce across marketing, product and partnerships, with a background in technology start ups. Very curious and combine this with my sector insights to focus on areas and companies to invest.

Been a long time investment lurker and knowledge builder, but over last 3 years been managing SIPPs and ISAs for myself and family.

Learning lots (esp understanding balance sheets and bottom up valuation), am performing well, but much more to learn and refine with my approach :0)

Investment Strategy
I trade... monthly
I tend to buy... after much research
I hold for... years
I invest with... <£500k
Diversification is ... important, but not beyond 10 positions
Small caps and growth with a focus on quality and momentum. Identify companies with an unfair advantage, but that meet key financial metrics to minimise downside risk. Hold 15 or less shares in a concentrated portfolio so i invest in my best ideas. Strict rules to manage entry position Focus on investing more in the winners as they grow Plan to hold indefinitely unless simple rules to sell are triggered (e.g.profit warnings) Like to keep things simple!!

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On accesso Technology (LON:ACSO) I attended the Richmond Sharesoc meeting in Feb and noted the below on another thread in Stockopedia. Thought it would be useful to re-post here as its all growth areas that are not mentioned in the trading update but that the CEO discussed in some detail over dinner. I work in the travel & ecommerce industry and was impressed by his…

Not correct - Have just spoken with them direct as booking a table for this weekend to check them out as up in North Yorks! They are open and doing well!

Lovely update ... Somero has grown to be my 3rd biggest holding across portfolios and loving the dividends flowing through too. Happy to see brokers estimate lower performance, allowing it to have a strong chance of beating forecasts going forwards ... makes me feel much more comfortable with a cyclical share like Somero and holding for the long term.

I attended the presentation and through questions afterwards picked up 2 key growth opps on top of their business as usual (which IMO is spectacular as noted above) that could cause a major re-rating: 1. the same end to end services that they provide to attractions and theme parks are needed by the cruise industry and also hotels (esp leisure and resort hotels) e.g. Prism…

Tony That's why they have their own large integration service and business process service teams but are now expanding to integration and consulting channel partners who help companies implement and gives them more scale .... early days with the latter hence interesting growth ahead. Also it is fairly easy to just pick up and use as lots of templates and workflow already off the shelf…

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