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I manage a technology start-up in recycling. Previously I worked as a country head at an international start-up, a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a project manager at a manufacturing company.
I have MSc in structural engineering and MBA (with focus on finace) from a top-tier business school.
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).
I majored in economics and biology and minored in philosophy alongside taking the pre-medical course requirements. I finished with a 3.9 GPA and scored in the 96th percentile on the MCAT. I am currently planning to spend the next two academic years at the NIH and I will apply to dual degree MD-MBA programs next application cycle. I am a co-founder of Sawatch Holdings and am personally interested in monitoring global macroeconomics and making short term speculations according to identified trends. I also enjoy playing golf, going hiking, and reading works on philosophy, economics, and the financial markets.
I manage a $1B+ portfolio for a family office. Our investments include bonds, equities, hedge funds, and private investments with a wide geographical and asset class dispersion. I have a J.D. degree from Yale Law School and practiced for 30 years as a trial lawyer in commercial cases.
That fellow in my icon is, of course, Galileo Galilei. Eppur si muove.
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As an investment advisor for the past seven years, I've managed portfolios consisting of both growth and value and small and large cap stocks as well as bonds, REITs, MLP funds and other securities. Managing money for high net-worth investors my focus has been mainly on high quality stocks held for the long-term.