B.S. in computer science/minors in Russian and statistics. M.S. in psychology/behavioral science. 15 years in computer systems design, primarily oil and gas, 13 years as a psychotherapist, fluent in Spanish, now have a small business in personal computer sales and service. Have shifted my primary focus to wealth accumulation through investing. Married 28 years, child-free by choice. No political affiliation, disgusted with politicians and politics. Had my first small business at the age of 17, repairing bicycles out of the family garage. Avid musician and singer, lifelong love of bicycling and the outdoors, lifelong interest in transportation, attempted to build an electric car at the age of 18, ran out of money. Fascinated by technology, voice recognition, music, RVs, logic and rhetoric, languages, science, psychology. Greatest challenge has been developing self-awareness while overcoming the effects of my upbringing, turning out to be a lifelong task. Heavily influenced by the work of Freud and the writings of Dale Carnegie.
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I was originally trained in Physics, where I went on to research the optical properties of quantum dots. After reading Benjamin Graham´s “THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR”, I was inspired to pursue the capital markets.
My work consists in procuring investment situations for clients where the estimated monetary value of a quoted financial security is significantly higher than its market cost; thus establishing a margin of safety in investments that allows for market outperformance and a lower risk profile in the long term. During this time I have successfully identified and invested in inefficiently priced financial securities that with few exceptions have outperformed global equity markets.
My experience is further divided into two types of investments:
1.) General Equity Investments: Investments in companies whose true value is unrecognised by equity markets.
+Asset Value. Shares of companies selling for much less than their net asset value, liquidation value or those that have substantial hidden assets.
+Earnings Power Value. Shares of companies selling for much less than their cost of capital times their earnings, normalised earnings or their earnings potential.
+Great businesses at great prices. Shares of companies with excellent ROIC levels and competitive advantages selling for a price unreflective of such characteristics.
2.) Special Situations: Financial opportunities characterised by an unlocking of value via a complicated or uncommon financial structure that tend to be disregarded by market participants.
To realise the aforementioned investments, I read a great number of financial documents, reports and news articles daily and analyse and model my findings. While doing so my strategic framing and approach is two-fold:
+ Defensive Strategy: Monitoring and analysing the composition of the client’s securities portfolio and acting accordingly when the estimated value of a financial security changes.
+ Offensive Strategy: Exploring the global marketplace in search for investment opportunities, analysing them quantitatively and qualitatively and comparing them to the client’s opportunity cost (i.e. cash, current portfolio positions or other potential investments).
Mr. Dwyer is a Silicon Valley, California lawyer who was former Associate Editor of the Stanford Law Review (1988-1989), with a A.B. in Economics from Stanford University (1986). He follows technology, gambling and emerging markets.
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