Asia Frontier Capital Ltd. is a pioneering fund management company that specializes in investing in high growth Asian frontier economies by managing the AFC Asia Frontier Fund, AFC Iraq Fund and AFC Vietnam Fund. The investment objective of AFC Asia Frontier Fund is to achieve long term capital appreciation by investing in public equities of Asian frontier countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Iraq, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Vietnam) that are seeing increasing consumption due to favorable demographic trends, rising incomes and high GDP growth. The AFC Iraq Fund was launched on the 26th June 2015 and aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation for investors by capturing value and growth potential in the post conflict high-growth & resource rich Iraq market. The fund emphasises long term investment horizon to truly capture the opportunity in Iraq. The fund's investable universe consists of locally listed companies that have their principal business activities in Iraq as well as foreign listed companies that have the majority of the business in Iraq as a whole including the prosperous Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI). The AFC Iraq Fund offers access to investments in post conflict recovery potential of Iraq, including the KRI, and/or stability in its territory. The AFC Iraq Fund is managed by Asia Frontier Capital (Iraq) Limited, Cayman Islands under the executive leadership team of Thomas Hugger (CEO & Fund Manager) and Ahmed Tabaqchali (CIO) who have more than 47 years of investment experience as well as an extensive background covering global, emerging, frontier and MENA markets AFC Vietnam Fund invests exclusively in Vietnamese equities to capture value in growth companies; especially in the small to medium size company segment.
Tales From The Future (TFTF). I picked my nickname because many advisors and investors claim they can predict the future of the (stock) markets and precisely pick the winners. I don't.
I usually do not engage in short-term trading and myopic analysis (quarter by quarter, without looking at the big picture). I like to work with long-term scenarios. My focus is on possible disruptions and growth opportunities in (consumer) technology and related sectors. I also look into value and contrarian ideas as well as emerging technologies, growth stocks worldwide, both on the long and short side as well as the influence of monetary policy on markets.
I am fiercely independent in my investment research. That's why the avatar image of a lone Ninja hopefully fits. Independence guided my investment principles for the past 20+ years:
Pick your targets with patience. Do your OWN diligence.
Never follow the herd blindly: 'Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.'
General Sector Focus: Technology/Internet, Value, Disruptors, Energy/Alt Energy, Entertainment Stocks and Monetary Policy/Geopolitics. Geographical Focus: USA, Western Europe, Japan.
PS: I speak various languages but I am not a native English speaker. I apologize in advance for any typos and grammatical errors.
Charterred Accountant in Canada
Was a professional in the investment business in Canada in corporate finance, as a security analyst, as a stockbroker, founded a short term, technical analysis based trading fund and ran it for 5 years, retired in 1994.
Played golf until arthritis ended my ability to play
In 2011 resumed my trading system, is now a work in progress.
Am presently trading ETF's, stocks and options, go long, short and hedge
Luis Gabriel Aranda experience includes investments in Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate, Option Strategies, and Value Investing. Currently Luis Gabriel Aranda is a Registered Investment Advisor managing accounts for individual family members.
I work as a Business System Analyst for a global bio-pharmaceutical company based in Illinois. I am a value-investor that looks for opportunities to exploit market inefficiencies to make out sized profits. I generally am interested in the pharmaceutical industry as well as large income producing companies for value investing. Intense research, intelligence, and patience are the keys to having success with this strategy.
My ultimate objective is to leverage the knowledge, experience and relationships of our contributors to introduce our subscribers to profitable long and short investment opportunities in the healthcare sector.
My focus is on identifying and analyzing technically-complicated companies and equities that are grossly over or under-valued.