Emmanuel Marot graduated from leading French Business School ESCP with a major in Computational Finance and a MBA exchange from University of Washington. He previously co-founded and managed three startups, all in the Internet field, and all with successful exits; the last one being a mobile search engine that served billion queries in over 10 countries and was subsequently sold to Microsoft Corp. An ‘accidental quant’, Emmanuel now focuses on merging sound mathematical principles with his Internet data mining experience to create new stock market investment strategies.
I've created software for fortune 500 companies, both started and contributed to multiple start ups, and taught macroeconomic theory as a supervised undergraduate teacher. Obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Economics in 2013.
I am a former President of a PE portfolio company, now working as a M&A and ownership transition consultant in the Design and Construction industry. Our personal investment portfolio is broadly organized along the lines followed by many major university endowments with (approximate) allocations to real estate (20%) and alternatives (20%) in addition to equities (35%) and fixed income (25%). I self manage the first two and a portion of the latter two, with the remainder being managed by a major investment house. Areas of focus for investing include:
REIT's and MREIT's
Alternative Lending (Hard money to Lending Club and the like)
As you might surmise from the list, my focus on self managed investments has been focused on higher current yield, while allocating long term capital growth to real estate and managed fixed/equity investments. This strategy is currently yielding about 6% in cash with a similar growth in the asset base (successfully meeting the Chowder rule threshold). My goal over the next year is to get the cash yield to 7%+ without going backward on the growth in value of the asset base.