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INNOVATION

Innovation is a weekly financial markets blog written by Jim Wood-Smith, CIO Private Clients.
23
APR
SHORTER OF BREATH
This morning hurts. My feet are probably exempt from this, but every other bit of flesh and bone is chipping in to a sensation of comprehensive pain. Breathing is still possible, but the increasing discomfort is adding a surprising element of doubt.

16
APR
TIME FOR A CAKE
Can it be that spring is really here? The weather folk are promising a heatwave. On the sinister side of the Tamar consecutive dry days are a good enough reason to parade the bunting. The now incessant night time drumming of the deathwatch beetles above my head however is a sure sign that maypoles and the 'Obby 'Oss are not far away.

09
APR
VFM
Congratulations to everyone on making it to the 2018/19 tax year. If you have not managed to give the markets your full attention over the past couple of weeks, boy have you missed out! OK, not really. But that is the whole, miserable, boring, long-term point. The world is terribly dull and there are too many people employed to try to persuade us all otherwise.

26
MAR
APPLE CRUMBLE
It is a fact of life that British people of a certain age can be incapacitated for hours by the mere mention of the word 'minkey'. We may also have an annoying propensity to quote from Blackadder, from whence I have nicked today's titular reference to the smell of something fishy (Captain Cook, 1989).

19
MAR
PUBLIC ENEMY LTD
A warm welcome from a very wintery Cornwall today. Having roasted my way through the original Beast from the East with the benefit of 6,000 miles of separation, I hope it is not for my benefit that the weekend has delivered an unwelcome repeat performance.

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JARGON BUSTING

The investment world loves a flutter of jargon. It makes commentators sound ever so clever.
Yet behind this flamboyant lexicon are often some fairly simple, easy-to-grasp concepts.
Here is a collection of articles seeking to extract the crux from the complex, the idea from the over-engineered.
Alpha & Beta Behavioural Finance Bull & Bear Markets
Contango & Backwardation Contingent Convertible Bonds Correlation
Cyclically Adjusted P/E Ratio Diversification Duration
Enterprise Value Gearing Hedging
High Frequency Trading P/E vs. P/B Put & Call Options
Risk Share Buybacks Sharpe Ratios
Short Selling / Stock Lending Smart Beta Structured Products
Tracking Error Value at Risk

UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES

Underneath the Arches is our quarterly newsletter for private clients, in which we attempt to explain what has happened in investment markets in recent months and to lay out our expectations for the future.




"The stones they are turning over hide only little bugs and not irate rattlesnakes"

-- JIM WOOD-SMITH

ABOUT US

Hawksmoor Research

Hawksmoor specializes in providing high quality discretionary portfolio management. The Research Department, supported by Hawksmoor's Fund Management Team, oversees our investment process and the stocks, bonds and funds that we include in our portfolios.

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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