Long a buy and hold investor, I now believe that buy and hold has to be re-evaluated in a world of ever increasing, instant information and huge gyrations in markets all over the world.
A value investor at heart, I anchor my portfolio with conservative funds and blue chip dividend stocks, but have enjoyed great returns by utilizing a portion of my portfolio on microcaps, cleantech and new technology stocks.
That change in sentiment resulted in a 471% return over two years.
Manish Babla has been managing his family partnership long/short equity fund since 2001. He has expertise trading US listed small-cap and micro-cap innovative and often high-growth companies operating mainly in the technology, healthcare, consumer and industrial goods sectors.
At his core, he is a ‘stock picker’ employing a bottoms-up, fundamentals-based, valuation-driven approach with a top-down industry/peer screen to select his trades. His trading style is opportunistic and discretionary aiming to capitalize on directional movements in equity prices that reflect the impact of recent events on future cash flows.
He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University Of Virginia Darden Graduate School Of Business Administration, a Master of Science (MS) in Engineering from the University of Washington, and Bachelors degree in Engineering from the University of Bombay. His experience prior to investment management includes Business Strategy Consulting for a leading Global Strategic Management Consulting Firm.