I currently live in Los Angeles and work for City National Bank in their Private Banking division as a Private Client Investment Analyst. I am a CFA Charterholder and currently finishing up my CAIA designation. My investment approach is to research companies that have exceptional growth at a reasonable price. This usually consists of companies that have 7+ percent compounded earnings growth over the next 6-10 years. I do not try to beat the market on a quarterly basis but as a long term investment strategy for decades. The selection is rigorous and sometimes tedious, but the selected companies have a significant competitive advantage, excellent management, shareholder friendly, and a strong plan to achieve increased earnings. I look to establish a margin of safety and build positions over months and even years.