I have studied as a Chemist and a Chemical & Process Engineer and have spent a number of years with diversified commodities producer BHP Billiton. I have recently taken a break from industry to undertake a postgraduate research degree at the University of Oxford. This has afforded me the time to immerse myself in investing and has invigorating a new thirst for bottom-up stock assessment..
I try to make strong company fundamentals the key to my investing decisions; I possess a strong interest in the principles of value investing and am out to learn more and more from the wider investor community.
I only invest personally at present and have been trading a portfolio of primarily Mining and Energy stocks for the last 8 years. To extend beyond where I feel most comfortable, I am now trying to learn more about other investments outside of resources (for example retail, media and defense stocks).
I envision that my passion will extend beyond a personal capacity, to professional investing following completion of my studies.