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I am a successful private investor who is passionate about investing in growing, high-quality, "wide moat" companies that trade below their intrinsic value. I am a CFA Charterholder and hold an MBA from an Ivy League Business School. The following are the three key pillars of my investment philosophy:
1) Great Businesses: Acquire high-quality predictable businesses with wide economic moats (i.e. sustainable competitive advantages or high barriers to entry), pricing power, strong market positions, high free cash flow generation and high returns on invested capital.
2) Excellent Management: That has significant experience in their industry, is incentivized properly with substantial ownership, and is focused on creating shareholder value by increasing free cash flow.
3) Margin of Safety: Acquire these businesses at a significant margin of safety to intrinsic value, ideally when they are out-of-favor. Attractive risk/reward relationship with strong upside potential of at least 50% and downside risk of no more than 15%. Think about valuation in terms of expected value (taking into account the probability of various upside/downside scenarios).
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I am an individual investor who saved for retirement. I lost big in the '99 dot-com bust and ran away from the market for a while. I also rode down the cliff during the 2008 financial bust but in 2009 I decided to double down on my savings. Today, I tend to focus on dividend stocks but I still rely heavily on ETFs. I try to do my research and buy for the long term.
I am an engineer by training and education. I have written and published extensively as an engineer. I have even served as President of an international engineering society. I am a methodical researcher, which presents itself in how I live my life. I grew up in middle America. I've lived in the South Pacific. I used to live in the Pacific Northwest and traveled extensively for work. I retired early to Ecuador in South America with a view of the ocean.
Todd Walker is the Executive Director and Chief Strategist at HedgeTracker, where he is responsible for overseeing research, analytics and business development. He has particular expertise in investments that are popular among elite hedge fund managers, shareholder activists and green/sustainability-oriented investors. Prior to joining HedgeTracker in 2003, Mr. Walker headed up a hedge fund research team at a Fortune 1000 financial firm.