While I was serving my term of mandatory military service in the Singapore Armed Forces, I read a piece of classical Western literature that was breathtaking in its scope and entirety. ‘The Odyssey’ from the Greek poet Homer captivated my imagination of a world of brave warriors, spectacular battles, treacherous seas, and perilous journeys across … More Homer’s Odyssey: a Lesson for Investors!
In the first article of this series, we covered the philosophy and mindset of Soros’ Quantum Fund. We learnt about (i) Soros’ belief of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, (ii) his attitudes towards risks (that its omnipresent and has to be managed in relative and subjective degrees), and (iii) his ruthless obsession about the bottom line. In this … More Lessons from Soros’ Quantum Fund! Part II
Some time back I subscribed to a military history publication from the United States known as ‘Armchair General‘. Being a military history buff (geek), I recall that I would regularly engross myself with the print magazine sent to my house whenever I found the time to. Among the many issues I’ve read, the January 2011 … More Merrill’s Marauders – an inspiration for the retail investor!
The Quantum Group of Funds is one of the most successful hedge funds in history. Built by uberinvestor George Soros, it was only recently overtaken by Bridgewater Associates according to Institutional Investor. While he has since retired and transformed his firm into a privately-run family office, there is a tremendous amount that active investors can … More Lessons from Soros’ Quantum Fund! Part I
Mr Lee Freeman-Shor from asset manager Old Mutual Global Investors once conducted an interesting exercise: He gave 45 of the world’s top investors capital to invest on the condition of just 1 rule – they could only invest in their 10 best ideas with the given capital. This exercise was done over a 7 year period spanning from … More A Great Book: Lee Freeman-Shor’s “The Art of Execution”
Anthony Bolton is one of Britain’s most well-known investors. He has managed money professionally for close to 3 decades at asset management firm Fidelity Investments. And during those many years at the helm of the Fidelity Special Situations Fund, he has achieved an average annualised return of 20%! Bolton shared his wealth of experience in … More Anthony Bolton’s Insights On Investing
When I was an undergraduate in university, I had to take a couple of free elective modules and I decided to challenge myself and take something radically different and beyond my major of business and finance: Philosophy. I did a total of 3 electives that include General Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and Moral Philosophy, taught by … More Learning like Dr Feynman, & Renaissance Technologies?…