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INNOVATION

Innovation is a weekly financial markets blog written by Jim Wood-Smith, CIO Private Clients.
08
OCT
LEEKAGE
It is the time of year when we again set our motors running and head out on the highway. Sort of. These days we are terribly 2018, eschewing the Mustang V8 and road trippin' in a rented Toyota hybrid. As Ian frequently tells me, if you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much room.

01
OCT
A LETTER FROM GUYANCOURT
Perhaps we should rename Innovation 'The Weekly Brexit'. This farce moves into another crucial week of the Conservative Party Conference. The trouble is that a farce has a pretence of humour. Brexit is like sitting through Der Ring with all the good bits taken out. And with someone chatting in the seats behind, eating some especially malodorous popcorn.

24
SEP
THE BODYGUARD
Dylanophiles will be familiar with the warning that 'he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled'. It is a convenient coincidence that Comcast's decision to part with the thick end of $40bn to buy Sky comes on the same weekend as the finale of The Bodyguard. I will try to explain.

17
SEP
FRAGILE TAPE
Were we to pay strict heed to Thumper's sagely advice 'if you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all', Innovation would be thin gruel. Last week we tried to be very positive about unintended consequences of a decade of rising share prices. Today, let's have some fun and have a gander though some of the potential dark side.

10
SEP
CONTEXT
Humans like round numbers and anniversaries. We are two months away from the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. Saturday marks ten years since Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. The numbers should have no significance, there is no logic why the hundredth year should matter more than the ninety-ninth, but there is no denying that it just does

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-- JIM WOOD-SMITH

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It is a virtue of our size that we do not have to have an off-the-shelf view on every investment in the universe. Our process is highly targeted: we are snipers rather than having analytical armies. Instead we concentrate our efforts on identifying the very best stocks, bonds and funds for our portfolios.

Nor do we worry about the composition of stock market indices, believing that size is no guarantee of quality, and we like to think thematically rather than over-analysing shorter-term market noise. Our focus is on blending quality, value and momentum, to identify attractive investments for our clients.

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JIM WOOD-SMITH
CIO Private Clients


IAN WOOLLEY, CFA
Senior Investment Analyst


JAMES CLARK
Fund Analyst


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