Maybe you’ve heard all these pitches before about how you can start investing and getting rich like the regular Wall Streer Insiders and you’re inclined to be skeptical. Most of the times you’re right to be, but investing can be done on your own if you know what to read and trends to pay attention to. One man who’s helping people understand this is Paul Mampilly, a former banker and hedge fund advisor who now gives independent advice through his company Capuchin Consulting and his newsletters at Banyan Hill. Mampilly says you can make good investments by finding companies in their early stage and looking at where technology is going. He himself was an investor in Netflix before that company took off and became a huge success. Know more about Paul Mampillys at bizournals.com
Paul Mampilly became interested in investing after coming to the US from India and seeing how the stock traders made it big on Wall Street, although he said once if he had a chance to do it all over again, he’d have read up on investing himself and never bothered with college. Nevertheless, he completed a bachelor’s degree at Montclair State University and a master’s at Fordham University. He was initially an entry-level credit researcher at Deutsche Bank in Manhattan, but he moved on to several big banks as a top investment advisor and then to a big hedge fund known as Kinetics International.
While at Kinetics International, he found investments for clients that returned as much as 20% in one year, and he grew that firm’s portfolio from $6 billion to a whopping $25 billion. His work was so highly commended that the executives as the Templeton Foundation asked him to participate in their competition in 2008. While much of the stock market was taking a hit during this year, Mampilly found stocks to invest in that grew a $50 million fund into $88 million, making him the winner of the competition.
Despite his success on Wall Street, Mampilly retired from the hedge fund business because he didn’t believe he was helping the 99% of a Americans the way he could. So he began bringing his information to Banyan Hill through his newsletters “Profits Unlimited” and “Extreme Fortunes.” Those newsletters gained in excess of 60,000 followers very quickly, and now Mampilly is taking it a step further with his new newsletter “True Momentum 2017.” He also writes some free information on blogs for Banyan Hill and has appeared on news outlets like CNN, Fox Business and CNBC.