Now writing under: Cosmon Capital http://seekingalpha.com/author/cosmon-capital/articles#view=regular_articles My investment philosophy follows that of Julian Robertson at Tiger Management, namely “I believe that the best way to manage money is to go long and short stocks...buy the best stocks and short the worst." Hence, trying to be a long/short generalist is how I would align myself. In writing some for Seeking Alpha I researched hundreds of companies and wrote articles before I became licensed and couldn't write any longer (per FINRA), but have recently returned to commenting and writing. For the first 8 or so months I wrote, my buy/sell suggestions returned ~54%. Best calls were: Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) and White Wave Foods (WWAV) Long ideas of interest (as of August, 2015): GOOGL ETSY SEAS CALM LL FLEX NM BDE LPI EIGI STON GTI mainly source ideas through the following:1. Thinking about a company's economics of business in terms of probabilities of value creation2. Discerning what accounting is artificial growth and what is not3. Forming a considerably large position in a company to ensure a worthy return4. Looking for under-followed, undervalued companies with good management and mid-term catalysts in sight5. Trying to discover underlying paper trails which can lead to a rush of revenue.To everyone, may you mine the markets well and reasonably expect your return to be correlated with the passion and efforts you put forth, always remembering Munger's words to "profit from always remembering the obvious than from grasping the esoteric.""There's two ways to win: appreciation to intrinsic value and appreciation from intrinsic value." - Bill Ackman
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Master in Applied Maths & Computer Science from Moscow State University. MA in Economics from New Economic School, Moscow, Russia. CFA Charterholder.
First 3 years - sell side research (first equity, then fixed income).
Next 3 years - buy side, equity & HFs (first analyst, then fund manager).
Ever since - Private Banking, all asset classes, fund selection, FoF manager, ETF strategies; some single stock mandates and M&A advisory (biotech/pharma, IT, resource juniors).
Renaissance Investment Management, HSBC, Raiffeisenbank Austria. Currently PM at Leon Multi-Family Office (Russia/Cyprus).
Mark buys companies with strong brand recognition, strong earnings relative to price, and at a discount.
Mark obtained a M.Eng. in industrial engineering from the University of Louisville and worked extensively in the automotive industry.
Mark's documented picks on Seeking Alpha include: LKQ (alpha), SYY (alpha), WYN (losing)
Mark's largest three holdings are AAPL, C, and GM.
Apple: 1. Low P/E relative to peers 2. Strong balance sheet 3. Strong brand recognition C. Over dependent on one product
General Motors: 1. Low P/E relative to peers 2. Increasing profits 3. Returning cash to shareholders C. Has not demonstrated it can generate returns at bottom of cycle
Citi: 1. Low P/E relative to peers 2. Discount to book value 3. Increasing profits C. Regulations restricting company from returning significant cash to shareholders
Financial executive with broad experience in all aspects of financial planning, estate planning and college planning. Direct experience with stocks, bonds, mutual funds, 144 transactions, venture capital and investment banking.
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New York University Business School Graduate with specialized analytical and communication skills relating to all facets of the investment process in investment consulting and management. Areas of expertise are risk/performance of investment portfolios, SEC compliance, client communication, and individual company research and analysis. Always thinking out of the box!