Though my investment philosophy has evolved over the years, for the past three years (the majority of my investing tenure), I have developed a contrarian investment style that narrows the investment universe to a manageable size. I focus on companies that have 5 year average revenue growth less than US GDP growth (or with negative revenue growth forecasts), 5 year average ROE that exceeds their cost of equity, and earnings yield greater than 5%. I believe, with supporting empirical evidence, that this strategy will systematically produce superior risk adjusted returns. In addition to the formulaic narrowing of my investment universe, I rely on Seeking Alpha's Pro articles for certain investing ideas focusing on situations with forced selling and/or overly optimistic or pessimistic expectations.
Some may categorize my style as value oriented which is a misnomer as my methodology often suggests companies that trade significantly above book value due to their strong and persistent earnings. Though not a disciple of a specific investor, my thought process has been molded by Arvind Navaratnam, Joel Greenblatt, and Seth Klarman.