Scott Thompson is author of best-selling book: ART & SCIENCE OF VALUE INVESTING. Foreword written by PETER BUFFETT, son of billionaire value investor WARREN BUFFETT. Available at Amazon.com and www.ProValueSource.com Textbook ISBN# 9781300973959 Workbook ISBN# 9781304802804 Scott Thompson, is a disciple of value investors Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Ben Graham, and Phil Fisher, Scott implements disciplined value investing strategies. He enjoys identifying misplaced investment opportunities offering wide "margins of safety" between price & value. Scott earned his MBA, graduated "summa cum laude," and was named "Graduate Student of the Year." After college, he quickly worked his way up in several Fortune-500 companies and served as Vice President of an investment bank for years. Scott is the founder of the International Society of Value Investors (ISVI), and focuses on fundamentals. Like Buffett, Scott believes in philanthropy, and has donated thousands of dollars and volunteer hours. Scott serves on numerous non-profit boards, including "Courage Kenny," the 5th largest rehabilitation healthcare organization in the USA! He enjoys organizing charity events benefiting children with disabilities. Scott organized a large charity event in Minneapolis featuring friend PETER BUFFETT, author, musician, philanthropist, & son of billionaire investor WARREN BUFFETT. Scott's book “ART & SCIENCE OF VALUE INVESTING" is being adopted by universities across the USA. Scott also speaks at investor conferences & value investing seminars. If you know of a university interested to offer his Value Investing course, book, & workbook, visit: www.ProValueSource.com or email his team at: info@ProValueSource.com
I've developed personal investing strategies for individual stocks and Asset Allocation:
1) Stocks - Fundamental value investor using Free Cash Flow as defined by Buffett's 1987 shareholder letter. Invest in predictable, undervalued stocks with good management. Buy with a Margin of Safety, Sell at Intrinsic Value. Hold cash when nothing is available at my price. Use the Kelly Formula to determine optimum fraction to invest in each stock which maximizes the amount of money you win over a lifetime of investing.
2) Asset Allocation (for 401-k, small IRA accounts, and available cash) - Use a 'Value-Weighted' asset allocation strategy with inputs of projected returns/historic volatility. Apply the Kelly Formula to determine optimal asset allocation. Rebalance twice a year in April and October.
Store my portfolio - and my brain - on the web at www.healthywealthywiseproject.com
Ryan Hunter is a Chairman's Fellow and Management Consultant at Towers Watson.
Towers Watson is a leading professional services company that offers solutions that span employee benefits, insurance exchanges, talent management, rewards, risk, and capital management. We help organizations improve performance through effective people, risk, and financial management.
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In 2013, Ryan was selected as an inaugural Chairman's Fellow.
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I manage a sub-account and source outside investment managers for a family office with $500mm under management. I am a deep value investor and am very open minded and opportunistic in the hunt for bargains. My interests often include the esoteric - international developed and emerging markets, the smallest of small public companies, stocks that do not trade daily, net nets, stocks selling for less than net cash, etc. I am trying to become better at identifying good businesses and find my place in an age of artificial intelligence and informational disadvantage. My core competency and passion is making evidence-based, well-researched financial decisions with a bias (sometimes to a fault) for paying extremely low prices. This can take many forms - for example one of my joys outside of investing is finding bargains on personal purchases through thrift shops, Chinese e-commerce websites, craigslist, etc.
I passed the CFA Level 1 Exam in June 2017 and plan to finish the program over the next few years.
Hello, hi. Doing this sort of thing does not come naturally to me. I like the background, no spotlights for me (you see I am very shy until you get to know me!). So you may ask why this page? I am not actually 100% sure, maybe there is an inner extrovert inside me? Probably not, but anyway, I will use this space to post reviews, videos and other "stuff" that is interesting to me.
I work as a Fund Manager. I.e. I manage money. I am disillusioned with traditional asset managers. For me, investment is all about meeting the goals of your investors at the lowest possible cost (i.e. no expensive TV ads please).
I like learning and reading - a bit of a geek really. Now this is not just learning things we are comfortable with or show a certain aptitude for but it is about pushing the boundaries and trying your hand at picking up skills that may be difficult at first or that do not come naturally. I am a massive fan of websites such as Udacity.com and Coursera.org. In my humble opinion, this is the future of learning.
So I hope you enjoy my thoughts on investing, books, technology and the world in general. I don't pretend to have all the answers. I believe the world is a very uncertain place. I do believe, though, in having an opinion - right or wrong.
I also don't expect thousands of followers here - I am just some young kid in South Africa!