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Occupation: Consultant, Private Investor

Interests: Economics, Private Equity, Property, Stocks

Location: Wimbledon, SW London

About Me:

Fundamentalist investor - value & growth seeker.  My current large cap favourites are Unite Group (UTG), Vodafone (VOD), Sage (SGE).  My approach is to focus in-depth on a relatively small number of value stocks with a long tail of smaller cap growth stocks. My Investment Criteria are: Growth Stocks: in a Growing market; with Excellent Management and Strategy (i.e GEMS). Value Stocks: looking for hidden value with good dividend yield. Activist in nature, I like to meet the directors and I support strongly ShareSoc’s goals of greater shareholder democracy/advocacy.

Investment Strategy
I trade... monthly
I tend to buy... according to my system
I hold for... years
I invest with... >£1m
Diversification is ... important, but not beyond 10 positions
Fundamentalist investor - value & growth seeker. My current larger cap favourites are Unite Group (UTG), Burford (BUR), GVC, Vodafone (VOD), Sage (SGE). My approach is to focus in-depth on a relatively small number of value stocks with a long tail of smaller cap growth stocks. Other current holdings Ideagen (IDEA), Imimobile (IMO), Jarvis Securities (JIM), Xlmedia (XLM) and most recently Zoo Digital (ZOO) and LoopUp (LOOP). My Investment Criteria are: Growth Stocks: in a Growing market; with Excellent Management and Strategy (i.e GEMS). Value Stocks: looking for hidden value with good dividend yield. Activist in nature, I like to meet the directors and I support strongly ShareSoc’s goals of greater shareholder democracy/advocacy. I do not short.

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With the announcement by International Consolidated Airlines SA (LON:IAG) that The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) intends to fine it £183,390,000 we have the first indication of the huge escalation in the value of fines to be levied under the UK Data Protection Act 2018. This fine is equivalent to 1.5 per cent of British Airways' worldwide turnover for the financial year ended 31 December 2017;…

An investment in Vodafone is currently very much a binary bet between whether you believe that they are going to have to cut the dividend or not. Guy Peddy of Macquarie Securities, forecasts that Vodafone (LON:VOD) will cut the dividend to €0.08 (or ¢8) and the share price will fall 19% to 125p. At this level Vodafone (LON:VOD) would still be yielding an attractive 5.65%.…

Great StockSlam event last night, great fun and nice to meet some first-timers pitching some very interesting ideas: a wonderful variety of choices, many with high 90+ StockRanks but credit to Neville pitching eServeGlobal on a SR of zero! My StockSlam choice is online gambling company GVC Holdings (LON:GVC) (Gaming VC as it was originally called). They have just reported excellent H1 results and Q3…

This was the Stockopedia Stockslam pick that I presented at Damian Cannon’s excellent event. I thought I'd put it on it's own thread for discussion/dissection. Allergy Therapeutics (LON:AGY) sits in my speculative portfolio that contains my picks in my search for the elusive multi-bagger. Huge Opportunity: The target market is the many millions of people that suffer from allergies – 30% of Europeans and 25%…

I thought I’d highlight this little gem in advance of its full year results to 31st December 2017 that are due any day now. Jarvis Securities (LON:JIM) provides stockbroking services on a white label basis to other stockbrokers and investment managers. Its last couple of results have been very strong and the share price ran up to over 600p but have now dropped back towards…

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Hi Steve, If you are breached, firstly you now have no choice but to report it. Under GDPR it's within 72 hours, but if you are a payments provider it's only 4 hours under Payment Services Directive 2. You'll then probably need to employee a cyber security firm to assist with a forensic investigation, recovering and securing your systems. The firm employed will prepare a…

A few select quotes from the Guardian today..... 'Applications from Chinese students to study at UK universities have gone up 30% since last year' 'The Ucas figures also revealed an increase in the number of British 18-year-olds applying for places, up 1% on last year to 275,520 despite a 1.9% fall in the overall 18-year-old population of the UK. EU applicants have also risen 1%,…

Hi Firtashia, Thanks for your post. I've not looked closely at GRC I've focussed more on the 'picks and shovels' firms providing front-line cyber solutions and technical expertise. GRC as the name and ticker suggest is more oriented towards Governance, Risk & Compliance the oversight and assurance function. This is a second-line function typically reporting to senior management on whether the IT Dept is adequately…

Hi John, If only it were so simple! Putting your data or IT operations in the Cloud does not absolve you of liability for your data - it offers some positive features but presents you with different set of challenges. If you are reliant on third party providers in securing your data you need to be assured that they are doing it well. Also, I…

....a further thought. We've only seen half the picture - where the fines have been exemplary to encourage better security of data. We are yet to see what level of fine the ICO will levy on a company that has done everything they can to secure their data - and yet still suffers a breach. Will they recognise the investment in technology, processes and expertise…

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