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Angel Investing: Perspectives of a Stock Market Operator

I have been involved in the stock market on a professional basis for over 20 years, but in recent years my attention has additionally been drawn to private companies. In total I have made around 12 private investments — across various industries, but with a focus on financial technology. My transition from public to private investor is … Continue reading Angel Investing: Perspectives of a Stock Market Operator

Fantasy Football and Investing

The official English Premier League fantasy football game, FPL, is currently played by over 6.2 million people, globally. Among the millions of mini-leagues that players organise themselves into, there is one that stands apart. Like many others it’s a work league of sorts, but unlike those others its members weren’t necessarily football fans before they … Continue reading Fantasy Football and Investing

Lehman Brothers Ten Years On: Reminiscences of a Hedge Fund Manager

September 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman and the beginning of the crisis that it heralded. At the time I was managing an investment fund focussed on the global financials sector, and together with my colleagues, we were in the thick of it. Back in 2006 we had identified that something … Continue reading Lehman Brothers Ten Years On: Reminiscences of a Hedge Fund Manager