Sultan Ameerali is a former financial journalist who currently works as a digital marketing analyst and product manager in Toronto. He manages money for himself, family and friends through his holding company Consolidated Rock. The opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the views of his employer.
I work for a small long/short, value-oriented investment partnership. On the long side, we prefer to invest in high quality businesses that possess discernible competitive moats, which operate in industries with reliable, growing end markets. For short positions, we generally look for companies that operate in highly competitive markets with low barriers to entry. We also specialize in "special situation" shorts, which may include circumstances where we believe a company's management team has misled investors about business prospects or where the market has misread certain corporate developments.