Labutes IR is an Equities Portfolio Manager since then end of 2014, with close to 12 years' of experience in the financial markets. I'm part of the Equities team at a small asset manager based in Europe. My stock picking approach is a mix of quantitative and fundamental analysis, a methodology that has allowed me to beat benchmarks (on average) over the past three years. Under my coverage is the Financial sector (including Banks, Insurance, Real Estate and Diversified Financials) on a Pan-European basis (Eurozone, UK, Switzerland and Scandinavia). Since mid-2016, I also manage a concentrated portfolio (mainly large-caps) of U.S. Financials, with performance solidly above benchmark since inception. Previously, I was a generalist buy-side financial analyst covering equities, fixed income and derivatives.