I am a Canadian analyst with interests in technology, resources, value investing and special situations. My investment philosophy mixes the ideas of Ben Graham, Nassim Taleb and George Soros. I maintain a core portfolio of common stocks of good companies which I intend to hold forever. I build this portfolio with careful attention to margin of safety and low acquisition price, buying stocks when they are deeply out of favor. Around my core value portfolio I take a number of short and long speculative positions. The goal of these positions is to provide exposure to extraordinary upside from unexpected events and to hedge my exposure to market risk. To identify these opportunities I employ a contrarian lens, guided by the ideas of George Soros and Nassim Taleb. I am a level 3 CFA candidate, with a diverse academic and professional background.