I would like to thank Toby Goodworth, Igor Puljic, Philippa Owen, Emily Porter, Gideon Margo, Raj Dutta and Simon Ewart at Key Asset Management and Stuart Martin at Magdalene College Cambridge for their support, interest and encouragement with the writing of this book. Particular thanks to Toby and Gideon for their proof reading and helpful suggestions.
This book would not exist without the unconditional support and unflagging good humour of my wife, Cassie Jones, to whom I owe immeasurable gratitude.
I dedicate this book to my grandfather, William Symonds, who was rather ill during its last months of writing yet never forgot to ask about its progress:
William Henry Symonds
1917 – 2007.