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Occupation: Company Director, Trader

Interests: Bonds, Derivatives, Economics, Geopolitics, Interest Rates, Stocks, US Market

Location: London

Twitter: @Hawkeye_74

About Me:

Former corporate bond trader. 18 years in The City. Now trying to suppress the urge to trade and learning how to be a long term investor. Diversifying away from corporate bonds into equities.

Investment Strategy
I trade... weekly
I tend to buy... after much research
I hold for... years
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
Aim to be long term and buy stocks with a durable competitive advantage, but prone to some short term trading after spending my career doing just that.

Hawkipa's Latest Blogs

Hi, I made notes at the Alliance Pharma (LON:APH) presentation and thought they may be of use to some holders who didn't attend: Peter Butterfield CEO 1st presentation seen. Thought he came across relatively well. Was a presentation of the basics of the company rather than going into great depth. • Noted 3 equity raises since 2010. Clear implication that there would be more raises…

Hello, This is the response I got from my IR contact at Somero Enterprises Inc (LON:SOM) when I asked what could be the possible cause for the delay in payment. I replied, that this kind of thing will impact sentiment and as such they should take it seriously. I have left her email on in case any other holders which to express their frustration. Regards…

Hi, I am in the process of researching a universe of names that qualify for Business Property Relief (BPR) on AIM and therefore will be inheritance tax (IHT) free after the two year holding period, for my father. My experience so far, is that IR departments are very cautious about confirming their status and will only ever confirm if they currently qualify. I can appreciate…

Hello, Anybody got any views on DCG? I bought into this some time ago and whilst it has done a job for me, I'm increasingly feeling like the recent rally is an opportunity to bank the gains and move on. My main fears are the net debt, div cover of just 1.04x, a ROCE which may have peaked, the possibility that the mineral whey product…

Hi all, Just looking at Polypipe and am liking what I've found so far. Anyone a holder, got a view? Cheers Paul

Hawkipa's Latest Comments

Hi Graham,Re Duke Royalty (LON:DUKE)Sorry can't resist (great childhood memories): a serious note, does taking equity stakes in investee companies not represent a substantial change in approach and a deviation from their business model that should set alarm bells ringing?  Of the latest investment, that means they are now invested in both quasi debt and equity.  Isn't their experience in managing royalty streams that they…

No worries Graham, glad it was of some value. Difficult to say re Jupiter Fund Management (LON:JUP) as I haven't looked at the breakdown of aum. At last check Mutual funds were the biggest by a country mile. So if you forget segregated mandates and Investment Trust, as they will generally be quite sticky money then you are really having to consider their performance in…

Hi Graham, Re Miton (LON:MGR) I have looked at this a number of times and as a firm believer in scuttlebut, I have some reservations about it which have stopped me in the past. I have two friends who are former FMs there and one loose contact who is presently employed, so have a small grasp of the culture and individuals. The risk of a…

Morning all, Just had the following from AJ Bell. I have immediately forwarded on to Jennifer at Somero. It does highlight a few issues to me, one of which being the charge imposed by AJ Bell for FX payments, when they clearly don't pay for the service themselves. BoA will just make a spread trade price for the transaction. It is not clear who exactly…

Hi, Paul Jourdan is the Amati guy. He comes across as considered and is well regarded in the VCT world I think, but I don't really know if his record reflects those statements! Regards Paul

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