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I am a former Lieutenant in the U.S. Submarine Service, who began a career in the investment business after separating from the Navy in 1991. I am currently an investment adviser that follows a value-based investment philosophy. I have earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. The book that has most influenced my investment philosophy is The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham. I also enjoy reading books about Warren Buffett, and books authored by Joel Greenblatt, Peter Lynch, Howard Marks, and Seth Klarman.
I believe to be a successful investor, it is critical to "know oneself" and to develop an investment strategy and process that matches your personality. (If you are not a patient person, I believe following the value investment philosophy will be a challenge). For investors with the so called "Value Investing Gene" referred to by Warren Buffett, the value investment strategy will likely yield exceptional results over extended time periods.