My academic background is in Engineering and management.
Besides one basic accounting course at university my investment knowledge is self-taught.
Reading books, SEC filings, annual reports, analyst reports, blog posts, MOOCs, message boards and listening to select podcasts and conference calls has helped me enormously to evolve as an investor.
I am the President and Portfolio Manager at Motiwala Capital LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor in the state of Texas. I employ a value oriented investment philosophy. I look for quality companies that have strong balance sheets, produce stable free cashflow and generate above average returns on capital. We purchase at attractive discounts to their intrinsic value.
I started managing separate accounts in 2011. Currently managed $5.4million in assets. Please find presentations, interviews and client letters at www.motiwalacapital.com
Kaushal "Ken" Majmudar, JD, CFA is chief investment officer of Ridgewood Investments LLC - a boutique value-oriented investment firm based in Short Hills, NJ - just outside New York City. Ken's high level experience and work with clients has been recognized and cited on multiple occasions. In 2009, Businessweek.com named Ken Majmudar one of the 50 Most Experienced Independent Advisors in the country. In 2005, Kaushal and The Ridgewood Group were also recognized as a 5-star advisor, their highest rating, by Paladin Registry.
He is also a noted author and speaker who has given well received talks to a variety of groups on topics such as the "Spotting and Avoiding Scams - Anatomy of the Bernie Madoff Scandal" and "Causes and Implications of the 2008 Financial Crisis".
Ken graduated with honors from the Harvard Law School after being an honors graduate of Columbia University with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Prior to founding Ridgewood Investments in late 2002, Kaushal worked for seven years on Wall Street as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. He is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey and is also a member of the CFA Institute, New York Society of Securities Analysts, Harvard Law School Alumni Association, Value Investors Club, and SumZero.com.
More information about our firm can be found at our website: http://www.ridgewoodinvestments.com and Ken can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am an investment professional focused on finding a sustainable path to earnings beats, preferably in beaten up compounders. I like investing in high quality companies, but my experience on the sell side taught me that it is hard to fight the power of a financial trend. Financial estimates, just like stock prices, are subject to human emotion. I believe big swings should be taken when Mr. Market and Mr. Estimate have created a compelling opportunity.
I am a "Dhando" value investor who has used this "heads I win big, tails I do not lose a lot" philosophy to beat the market 7 out of the last 9 years.
I specialize in both
- "Boring but profitable" businesses due to my Investment banking background
- "High growth" hi-tech businesses due to my current job experience in Silicon Valley
Interested in technology and financial markets. Undergrad in engineering, MS in Comp Sci and an MBA in finance. Building tools for individual investors to make more informed decisions about the stocks and mutual funds they choose.
Identify businesses that have long-term sustainable growth opportunities and are trading at a good value.
Rick Konrad has been an equity portfolio manager for over 35 years. At present, he provides strategic management consulting to both institutional buy and sell side firms. His greatest joy outside of his family is education, in particular, training young people to become better research analysts, portfolio managers, and financial planners.