I am a full time investor mainly focused on US equities. I consider my self a value investor, committed to the Buffett & Munger way of thought. That means I like companies that are simple to understand, have a strong competitve advantage and are of course... extremely cheap. If I can't find anything to suit me I just stay on the sidelines searching and waiting. Capital preservation is my most important objective. I don't trade much, I read and study a lot, and when I find a great company on the cheap I keep buying as much as I can. You can find more about me here: http://gr.linkedin.com/in/gregoryvousvounis/
Petros Polimenakos, Msc.
Economist, Investor, Business Strategist.
Msc in Management / Logistics by Florida Institute of Technology, USA.
Bsc in Economics by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Value investor at heart and credit analyst by training/profession.
Having been an investor and credit analyst for the past 7 years, I have been and continue to be passionate about value investing and similarly, I enjoy engaging in a deep dive analysis of companies.
Without any qualifications and experience, I managed to convince Temasek Holdings' credit investment arm: ST Asset Management, of my passion and join them in 2007. During the 6 years span there, I was instrumental with their investments in global structured products and was also entrusted to manage two structured credit portfolios of over USD 500 mn. Notable achievements include firm-wide record return (IRR) of 84% in a distressed debt investment and the structured credit portfolio under my coverage returned 26% in 2012.
In 2013, after having read an incredible sample report (see HeidelbergCement report below) from Lucror Analytics, an independent research firm with a focus on High Yields, I decided to join Lucror to work with the best credit analysts (Felix Fischer, Head of Research and Charles Macgregor, Head of Asia) I've ever come across. Charles and I are developing the Asian coverage for Lucror, which had focused purely on European High Yield earlier. Lucror covers over 100 names in European High Yields and over 40 names in Asian High Yields at the moment. Please visit our website at www.lucroranalytics.com for more details.
I'm excited to discuss and exchange ideas about any names in the Asian High Yield markets (for work) as well as any global stock ideas for value investing (for personal).
As a lifelong learner, I read lots of books, especially in the topics of value investing and cognitive biases. I am always keen to gain new knowledge and insights and look forward to exchange ideas and books with like-minded people.
I use value investing methods of analysis to search out undervalued companies using a combination of financial analysis and a qualitative assessment of management, industry & company fundamentals and circumstances to evaluate the odds of a successful investment. Emphasis is currently on consumer non-durables with strong brands and market shares, but there is no limit to such investments only. Past investments have included oil companies, consumer retail and consumer durables.
----->Top Idea #1: Zooplus, publ. Oct. 24th 2014, return since: +116.3%
----->Top Idea #2: Coca-Cola Bottling Co., publ. May 20th 2015, return: +72%
(calculated as of Sept 30th 2015)
I try to generate a couple of high probability ideas (2-3) every year and take very concentrated positions based on those ideas. Over the past 8 years this strategy has generated a 22,87% compounded average return net of all costs and taxes on my investment portfolio, with the strongest returns mostly during the past five years.
Current sectors under coverage by me at Seeking Alpha:
-personal & household goods
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