Real Name: Darron Preston
Occupation: Fund Manager
Interests: Asian Markets, Commodities, Economics, Emerging Markets, Geopolitics, Gold, International Stocks, Oil, Stocks
One of the 80's "Barrow Boy" recruits to the City. Odd choice for someone who always wanted to be a submariner with a leaning to sonar.
Never went to a uni and my love of economics and fascination with the City (who else would be sad enough to be reading the FT on the school bus at 13 and trading shares using their father's name?) was enough to see me through.
Decided I didnt like London - hate it in fact and so stuck to the provinces with one of the big private banks. Then in '94 saw an opportunity to set up a discretionary portfolio management outfit for a firm of lawyers and have never looked back. Okay the salary may not compare (certainly doesnt) but then again, quality of life is all that matters, especially now I have four kids. The start of 2012 saw quite a change for us, with Aventus joining European Wealth Management Group, and so we are now European Investment Management.
Aventus Capital Management team manages investments for individuals, trusts and pension funds. The total funds managed now exceed £66 million*. As advisers who are regulated by the Financial Services Authority we have the specific needs of clients in mind when recommending the best strategy. We appreciate that clients have different attitudes to risk, specific objectives and various tax issues to consider. From the start of our relationship with you we value the importance of effective communication and we will take time to understand what you want to achieve before presenting you with our recommendations. Keeping you informed of how your portfolio is performing is critical to the way we do business. We pride ourselves on being approachable and readily available by phone or email should you wish to contact us. It goes without saying that, wherever possible, we will abandon financial jargon for the sake of plain English. We go to great lengths to provide our clients with a bespoke investment portfolio that we believe is best suited to their individual needs. In order to achieve this, and to understand fully our client’s objectives, we take time to interview our clients in-depth, completing a questionnaire that is designed to obtain salient facts and to discuss, in detail, the difficult question of risk tolerance. All investment carries risk and it is important to establish a mutual understanding of the risks involved in different asset classes. From here we will agree an acceptable level of risk with you that will be used as a benchmark to manage your future portfolio.
Web Address: http://www.aventus-capital.com/
Tel: 01242 248580
Thought Id just flag up the annual Global Energy Conference hosted by First Energy and Societe Generale.As ever, an excellent line up of companies over the two days. From the agenda, the ones attending are:Day 1. Coastal EnergyRocksourceBahamas Petroleum CompanySterling ResourcesNauticalBankers Porto EnergyTethys PetroleumCondor PetroleumGreenfields Petroleum San Leon EnergyCoveDEO FaroeDay 2. EcopetrolGran Tierra EnergyPetromineralesC&C Energia Gold OilParex ResourcesEnquestShaMaran PetroleumSonoroTransglobe Energy CorpRialto EnergyWentworth ResourcesProvidence ResourcesCanadian Overseas…
In a break from babbling about more solid companies with boring things such as reserves and production, I thought Id mention something a little bit different. Now here's what Id say looks a very very interesting but HIGH risk play that could/should see an outcome in the near term with the first well spudding later this month and the drill is scheduled to take 6/8…
Oh no, yet another Canadian company! C&C Energia, - company website here. This time, the company is entirely focussed on Colombia with interests in 9 blocks, operating 7 of them. C&C has been very successful sticking to its knitting and production has risen form virtually nothing to 7,300 bopd at the end of 2010. Here is the latest presentation for more information. Note that this…
As many here will know, Im constantly banging on about the lack of decent UK E&P plays and how Im finding more and more overseas, especially in Canada. Well, heres another one, which impressed me at the First nergy Global Energy conference last year. Parex Resources - company website here The group is focussed on two areas, Colombia and Trinidad & Tobago, where it is…
Given there as been quite a bit of discussion about NKO following the First Energy Global Energy Conference last year, I thought it would make sense to give it its own thread. http://www.nikoresources.com/ The overview http://www.nikoresources.com/operations/overview.html on the company website gives access to a wealth of information on their operations. Click on each area around the globe for a v brief overview and then click…
Very true Paul (re biding your time), especially in a poor liquidity situation where there are some large holders, like Hargreave Hale. As you know, if they want to reduce to a lower level exposure or even sell out then the price is going to be held back, depressed or crushed. Even if they just decide to reduce over time them any bounce back will…
Kenz, with its good cash pile, is also a bit different from PFC in the types of contracts it takes on - well worth checking on the detail. Disc - long Kenz
Interesting post beginner. For what is worth, i used to make Mira electric showers during my summery holidays - dad was the MD. Yes, the quality is fat superior and that does carry a suitable Mark up do budget conscious people may look to the cheaper norcros options. Paul is spot on though about the effect of limescale. Some units were solid. It really affects…
Just following up on my TRK post. Nice to see that its now up 50% since close on Friday (before the announcement).
Coming away from the Cyprus question back to TRK. I know youve been (and evidently still are) very negative on TRK but the announcement is just another demonstration fo how important Allison see the TRK tech in terms of their future planning. They (PE backed remember and not known for throwing away cash) have now made major investments in terms of equity and licence payments…