I have a passion for investing in the stock market. This passion has led me to start this blog and write a monthly investment report of my personal portfolio. My aim with the blog is to have a place to organize my ideas, write my investment thesis and share investment ideas with like-minded investors.
Private investor. I've been investing in stocks for 20+ years. I feel I've learned a lot over that time. I run a focused portfolio and patience is my mantra. I tend to focus on three types of stocks mostly in the small cap sector:
- Companies with new technology that will disrupt an industry. I do not invest in biotechs and am not looking to gamble. These must be high conviction picks with proven technology, clear goals, and excellent management.
- Value plays based on fundamentals. The companies must not only be cheap, but have a good story regarding how they will get the market to realize their true value.
- Stocks with special situations or upcoming catalysts.
Always happy to discuss my stock picks.
Lee is the general partner of Qualitas Capital Management, a private investment partnership that pursues capital appreciation by seeking superior risk-adjusted investment returns. The partnership invests in the public equities of high quality firms with solid and consistent growth prospects that Lee believes are significantly undervalued based on fundamental analysis. The partnership has a flexible mandate to invest across all business sectors, global regions, and market capitalizations. The partnership typically focuses on firms that Lee believes are relatively underfollowed and often misunderstood yet have what he views as attractive businesses, valuations, and catalysts.
Prior to forming Qualitas, Lee was a portfolio manager at Gator Capital Management ("Gator Capital"). At Gator Capital, Lee was responsible for launching and solely managing the Gator Opportunities Fund (the "Fund"), an open-end equity mutual fund registered with the SEC. During Lee's tenure as portfolio manager of the Fund, he delivered annualized returns of 11.2% (Institutional Class) / 10.9% (Retail Class) from the Fund's inception and outperformed Russell 2500® Index benchmark by 573 and 545 basis points, respectively, over that period. The Fund was ranked in the top 1% of 399 funds in Morningstar's peer category in its first year from inception and in the top 13% year-to-date through October. The Fund was also ranked 10th out of 447 funds in Lipper's "category killers" table in April for year-to-date performance (Wall Street Journal, 5/4/15).
Prior to joining Gator Capital, Lee was a member of the Fundamental Equities Group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). Lee's responsibilities at GSAM covered the gamut of the fundamental equities investment process from idea origination, research, analysis, and implementation to portfolio sector construction and management, risk monitoring, and strategic review. While at GSAM, Lee contributed significantly to the successful launch and growth of all-cap, mid-cap, small/mid-cap, and long/short equity investment products. Lee also provided analytical coverage primarily of the industrials and technology sectors across all market capitalizations.
Prior to joining GSAM, Lee was a co-founder of Tower Hill Securities, a merchant banking firm that focused on funding global emerging growth companies across various business sectors. Prior to co-founding Tower Hill, Lee was a founding member of the strategic consultancy Mitchell Madison Group, and an associate in the Financial Institutions/Services Practice of management consulting firm A. T. Kearney. Prior to joining A. T. Kearney, Lee was also a Faculty Lecturer at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson Schools, where he co-taught several courses in applied quantitative and economic analysis with Professors Ben Bernanke and Alan Krueger.
Lee is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Institute and New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). Lee received his BA from Yale University, his MPA from Princeton University, and his MBA from Stanford University, all with the highest honors and concentrations in economics, finance, and investment management.
Stirling Capital Management is a client focused and performance oriented investment firm. We scour the globe for opportunity in any asset class with asymmetrical risk versus return characteristics.
Individual investor in stocks, currencies and real estate in the US and overseas.
Part time channel check research for event-driven trades for one hedge fund client (which taught me how much I invested while knowing so little).
Teach at Riga Business School
Mandelbrot 1, Fama/Malkiel 0
Keynes 1, Austrians 0
De before In (flation)
When there's nothing good to do, do nothing.
When fear is expensive, sell the fear and buy the underlying.
When greed is expensive, sell it and the underlying.
I'm a portfolio manager within the European Equities team at a mid-sized asset manager. Under my coverage is the financial sector (including Banks, Insurance, Real Estate and Diversified Financials) on a Pan-European basis (Eurozone, UK, Switzerland and Scandinavia).
Previously, I've worked as a generalist buy-side financial analyst, covering equities, fixed income and derivatives.