Mike Hamilton started his career in the insurance industry, and within a year he had a ‘Lloyds ticket’ and was trading on the non-marine floor trading multimillion layers of indemnity insurance. Not that close to stock markets, but it was a taste of a free market trading floor and the concept has stuck with him since. Soon after, he started trading his own account using a basic value system in UK mid cap stocks and used the profits to put down a deposit on a decent family home in a private road in a green leafy suburb of London.
After this spell in insurance, he went into higher education and went on to help set up and run a London based financial communications consultancy working with a range of UK and European businesses; the business grew to specialise in annual reports for ftse small and mid caps.
With experience in trading, financial products, and how the inside of boardroom works, he embarked on a journey of training and mentorships in technical analysis with the help of several top UK and US traders.