I am 40 and would like to retire before 60. I am fortunate to work for a state government and I am vested in their pension. So, I am set when I turn 60+. Because I don't have to worry about saving for a normal retirement age, I have been able to put almost all of my savings towards the goal of early retirement, by investing in a taxable brokerage account.
I'm a professional institutional investor by day and an amateur investor managing my own personal portfolio outside of work. My personal investment strategy has been influenced by the writings of Joel Greenblatt, Seth Klarman, and Ben Graham. My personal strategy focuses on companies with high returns on invested capital, high EBIT yields, increasing free cash flows, and low valuations. I prefer companies that are trading at a meaningful discount to very conservative estimates of their intrinsic value - the proverbial "margin of safety." I also believe the only path to true outperformance is a concentrated portfolio of the best opportunities.
Amizuno is a former bulge bracket investment banking analyst that now works in the corporate development group of a publicly-traded entity. Amizuno attempts to identify attractive investment opportunities, irrespective of industry or market capitalization, in under- or reasonably-valued companies with proven or emerging sustainable competitive advantages and material growth opportunities.