ABOUT ME

"My readers regularly benefited from stories that I broke earlier; dug into deeper; drew unconventional but prescient conclusions from."

ABOUT ME

"My readers regularly benefited from stories that I broke earlier; dug into deeper; drew unconventional but prescient conclusions from."

My investment blog 

I published my first equity research report at age 15, became a freelancer to one of Germany’s most respected investment newsletters at age 16, and since then have published hundreds of investment related articles in more than 50 publications across the globe.

My two books about travelling the world and compelling investments were seriously cult when they came out in 2005/06. Germany’s prime time finance television regularly invited me to be their Friday evening guest contributor. My trademark product is extensive, investigative reports. The longest one of which (so far) ran to 156 pages.

These research reports: 

  • Got Britain’s iconic investigative satire magazine, Private Eye, to report how I pestered a CEO at a shareholder’s meeting.
  • Led an Austrian newspaper to accuse me of fabricating a story (the report was subsequently proven right).
  • Left the billionaire owner of an enterprise to have an absolute fit over my revelations of internal company plans. 

Following several years of taking a break from writing research reports, I have relaunched this website with the goal of publishing, on average, one extensive research report per month (give or take, since I prioritise quality over quantity). These reports are hard-hitting, more exclusive and more useful than anything I have written before. Fasten your seatbelts! 

You might also find my free weekly dispatches useful. They provide general commentary and random musings, and are a fun way to follow my extensive travels around the world. 

Everything you find on this website has been written by myself. What you get is 100% genuinely me. 

Please note this website is not an investment advisory service, see below for further details and check my disclaimer. Please also note, I separately publish a blog covering management related subjects and aimed at networking among entrepreneurs and people interested in financial independence.

My mission 

This website aims to serve as an inspiration and a research resource for other investors. 

Here is what this blog is providing:

  1. Easy-to-invest opportunities
    A focus on liquid, well-known companies that anyone with a brokerage account can easily buy and sell (with the very occasional small-cap share or alternative asset class thrown in).
  2. DIY Investing
    A philosophy based on private investors taking charge of their own investments, instead of paying a lot of fees to – mostly mediocre – financial services companies.
  3. Community
    A network of investors around the world, i.e., not limited to any country or area.

This blog is also intended to offer newbie investors the opportunity to learn different techniques for finding, analysing and monitoring investments. I'll regularly include content that is primarily aimed at giving you the skills to look out for your financial interests.

Part of the fun will be to organise regular reader events and reader trips, as I have done in the past (meeting in places like Annabel’s in London, and travelling to the Galapagos Islands and to Rwanda).

It is solely and entirely your own responsibility to make investment decisions. Please read my disclaimer to be clear about what this website can (and cannot) deliver.  . 

WHAT I DO

Here is how this website may be of use to you
  • In-depth research into complex investment cases
  • Ahead of the curve thinking
  • General commentary about financial markets
  • Links to interesting material I came across
  • Insights gathered "on the ground" around the world
  • In-depth research into complex investment cases
  • Ahead of the curve thinking
  • General commentary about financial markets
  • Links to interesting material I came across
  • Insights gathered "on the ground" around the world

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