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This is brought to you by Multipie.co. Here we will be interviewing professionals from financial markets who will talk about long term investing habits and we will try and break some stereotypes

    William Green on Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Art of subtraction and how to be Richer, Wiser and Happier

    William Green on Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Art of subtraction and how to be Richer, Wiser and Happier

    My guest for today is William Green. William is the author of very popular book   Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World’s Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life 

    Over the last quarter of a century, he has interviewed many of the world’s best investors, exploring in depth the question of what qualities and insights enable them to achieve enduring success. He’s written extensively about investing for many publications and has also given many talks about the lessons we can learn from the most successful investors, not only about how to invest but about how to improve our thinking.

    Green has written for many leading publications in the US and Europe, including The New Yorker, Time, Fortune, Forbes, Barron’s, Bloomberg Markets,  and The Economist. He has reported in places as diverse as China, India, Japan, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the US, Mexico, England, France, Monaco, Poland, Italy, and Russia. He has interviewed presidents and prime ministers including our own Manmohan Singh, inventors, criminals, prize-winning authors, the CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies, and countless billionaires.

    He also worked closely with a renowned hedge fund manager, Guy Spier, helping him to write his much-praised 2014 memoir, The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment. Green also wrote and edited The Great Minds of Investing, which features short profiles of 33 renowned investors, along with stunning portraits created by Michael O’Brien, one of America’s preeminent photographers.

    Born and raised in London, Green was educated at Eton College, studied English literature at Oxford University, and received a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in New York with his wife, Lauren, and their children, Henry and Madeleine.

    Show Notes:



    0:00-8:15 : Introduction

    08:15-15:32 : About his book - ‘Richer, Wiser, Happier’

    15:32-22:37 : Important things William has learnt from successful people & their traits

    22:37-37:21 : The 'Art of subtraction' & how it has helped & impacted William

    37:21-42:26 : Role played by insights as well as luck for great investors

    42:26-49:06 : What's it like to meet billionaires - there is a combination of arrogance, pride, vulnerability, fragility etc

    49:06-53:51 : What drives Warren Buffett and his partnership with Charlie Munger for 50 odd years

    53:51-1:00:19 : How does one balance between the concept of diversification and concentration

    1:00:19-1:10:09 : How do great investors think through the market cycles, the chaos, the calmness

    1:10:09-1:19:14 : Investment done by any person that has fascinated William

    1:19:14-1:29:04 : Happiness quotient of rich & wise people

    1:29:04-1:42:01 : Advice to 20 year self

    1:42:01-1:50:40 : How does William bring himself back to normality after being with these rich people

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Vikas Khemani - Founder & CEO of Carnelian Asset Management

    Vikas Khemani - Founder & CEO of Carnelian Asset Management

    My guest for today is Vikas Khemani. Vikas is Founder & CEO of Carnelian Asset Management. He has ~25 years of capital markets experience, before founding Carnelian, he was CEO of Edelweiss Securities Ltd, where he spent 17 years incubating & building several businesses to leadership position including Institutional Equities and Equity Research. he enjoys strong relationships with Corporate India and is associated with several Industry bodies & committees including the CII National Council on Corporate Governance, FICCI Capital Markets Committee, Executive Council of Bombay Management Association. He is also a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a global forum for entrepreneurs and CEOs and was awarded Young Professional Achievers Award for the service sector by the ICAI in 2014. His passion for investing took shape during his college days and continues to drive him.

    Besides being an avid reader and poker player, Vikas enjoys yoga, meditation and has been running marathons since the last 15 years

    This episode is brought to you by multipie.co where we believe Investing is an ignored life skill. Multipie is building up a platform where people can form communities and learn, share , collaborate on growing their wealth using the right tools. We want your hard earned money to work for you.

    Show Notes:

    00:00-02:40 Introduction

    02:40-04:06 Vikas's EBC Trek Experience

    04:06-10:11 About Vikas & Carnelian journey

    10:11-13:55 Vikas's perspective on his tweet - "The desire to perform all the time is usually a barrier to performing over time."

    13:55-18:02 Carnelian strategy and the shift in their strategy

    18:02-21:40 Sector within Manufacturing sector where Vikas sees more potential

    21:40-25:11 Does Vikas classify himself as a contrarian investor & when is big money made according to him

    25:11-30:20 Vikas's best and worst investments

    30:20-32:20 What is worse - 'Buying a wrong company' or 'selling a good company early'

    32:20-35:34 Vikas's view on the financial sector

    35:34-39:21 Vikas's view on the Reliance Industries

    39:21-43:12 Investing lessons one learns from Poker

    43:12-47:44 Vikas's view on digital businesses in India & their valuation

    47:44-49:58 Stocks to avoid

    49:58-53:00 Breaking Stereotypes

    53:00-56:30 Healthy habits that one can incorporate in their daily life

    56:30-1:00:10 How does Vikas make sure he is right on his spiritual track too

    01:00:10-1:01:10 Book recommendation

    1:01:10-1:02:30 Vikas's personal investment asset allocation

    1:02:30-1:04:50 Regrets & things Vikas is looking forward to in life going ahead

    1:04:50-1:07:01 Advice to 20 year self

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Pravin Jadhav - Founder & CEO of Raise Financial Services

    Pravin Jadhav - Founder & CEO of Raise Financial Services

    My guest for today is Pravin Jadhav. Pravin Jadhav, or PJ is Founder & CEO of Raise Financial Services. He is known in the startup & technology ecosystem for building products from scratch and scaling them up from zero. Prior to Raise, Pravin was the Founder, Managing Director, and CEO of Paytm Money, where he built the product and company from zero to become India's largest investment platform.

    In his previous roles, Pravin was Chief Growth & Product Officer at Servify, Head of Growth at Freecharge, and led product for Mobile and eCommerce at Rediff. He has 2 decades of experience across verticals like Invest-tech, Payments, eCommerce, Online Advertising, Social, Search, and Mobile.

    This episode is brought to you by multipie.co where we believe Investing is an ignored life skill. Multipie is building up a platform where people can form communities and learn, share , collaborate on growing their wealth using the right tools. We want your hard earned money to work for you.

    Show Notes:



    0:00-2:27 Introduction.

    02:27:00-8:54 PJ's journey.

    08:54-15:00 What is PJ currently doing, how is it different from Paytm Money ?

    15:00-22:49 How does PJ reconcile between traders & investors data sets?

    22:49-28:52 How does Dhan's vision fit into the next phase of the broking industry?

    28:52-33:22 How does PJ balance between the customer feedback and feature release?

    33:22-38:01 Investor behaviour changes seen in recent times.

    38:01-39:17 There are two applications by Raise - one for trading and other for investing, how does PJ reconcile and about branding?

    39:17-43:59 Personal investment asset allocation of PJ.

    43:59-49:14 Views on 'social meets investing'.

    49:14-51:32 What makes PJ so active on social media? It's upsides & downsides.

    51:32-58:50 How is PJ preparing himself ,being part of a startup, amidst the market slowing down ?

    58:50-1:01:09 Breaking Stereotype according to PJ.

    01:01:09-01:04:07 What advice will PJ give to his 20 year old self

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Amit Jeswani : Founder & CIO at Stallion Asset

    Amit Jeswani : Founder & CIO at Stallion Asset

    My guest for today is Amit Jeswani who is founder and CIO of Stallion Asset Management. Amit is a double charter and has successfully completed his Chartered Financial Analyst (Virginia, USA) and Chartered Market Technician (New York, USA) certifications. A graduate in business with finance from Kingston University, London, he has been investing in the capital markets from the last 13 years, having started at a tender age of 16 alongside his father who was a stock broker. With humble beginnings, he started Stallion Asset as a Research Analyst firm, and with the trust of his clients, Stallion Asset has scaled up to become a Portfolio Management Service Firm. 

    This episode is brought to you by multipie.co where we believe Investing is an ignored life skill. Multipie is building up a platform where people can form communities and learn, share , collaborate on growing their wealth using the right tools. We want your hard earned money to work for you.

    Show Notes:

    00.00- 2.09 mins: Introduction

    2.10- 4.04 mins: Amit Jeswani’s life journey & what made him enter equity markets

    4.05- 7.55 mins: 1st biggest mistake while investing

    7.56- 11.18 mins: What made Amit become an active investor from an active trader

    11.19- 19.09 mins: What are the major trends Amit is optimistic on

    19.10- 22.43 mins: Views on emerging monopolies (market leaders)

    22.44- 25.16 mins: Interpretation of recent FII selling in the market

    25.17- 28.50 mins: Fed has started tightening the market, time to be conscious now?

    28.51- 36.50 mins: Which industry will benefit the most from the growth trajectory of increasing per capita income in India?

    36.51- 41.09 mins: What are the specific segments Amit is specifically bullish on under PLI schemes announced by the government?

    41.10- 45.15mins: New-age tech companies having long term superior advantage

    45.16- 49.10 mins: What risk factors & other metrics to consider while allocating capital

    49.11- 52.23 mins: Does Amit use technical parameters along with the fundamental analysis while choosing stocks for the portfolio

    52.54- 59.04 mins: How Indian markets will look like in the next 10 years?

    59.05- 1.01.20 mins:  What advice will Amit give to his 20-year-old self?

    1.01.21-1.04.54 mins:  Investment stereotypes according to Amit?

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S Naren - Executive Director and CIO for ICICI Prudential AMC

    S Naren - Executive Director and CIO for ICICI Prudential AMC

    My guest for today is S Naren. Naren is the ED and CIO for ICICI Prudential AMC. Naren joined the AMC in 2004 as fund manager and has worked in various capacities in the investment function culminating in his taking over as the Chief Investment Officer. He oversees the entire investment function across the Mutual Fund and the International Advisory Business. He currently manages some of the flagship schemes of the ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund. 

    After obtaining a B. Tech degree from IIT Chennai, Naren finished MBA in finance from IIM Kolkota and worked with financial service organizations like Refco Sify Securities India Pvt. Ltd., HDFC Securities Ltd. and Yoha Securities in various positions prior to joining ICICI Prudential AMC.

    Naren has many laurels to his credit. He is a leading voice on the Indian economy/ equity markets across the investment and financial services fraternity. Mr. Naren was also a member of the esteemed panel of invitees for the Honorable Prime Minister’s Pre-Budget consultation meet for 2020. In recognition of his work, various leading investment authors have featured him through dedicated chapters in their investment books. He is widely recognized as India’s leading Mutual Fund and Capital Market Investment Guru

    Mr. Sankaran Naren is also a member of the Committee on Equity matters at AMFI.

    This episode is brought to you by multipie.co where we believe Investing is an ignored life skill. Multipie is building up a platform where people can form communities and learn, share , collaborate on growing their wealth using the right tools. We want your hard earned money to work for you.

    Show Notes

    0.42: Introduction

    3.00: Investing philosophy of S Naren over the years

    5.51: Naren’s point of view on how global banks control the stock markets

    9.04: RBI’s inflation view

    11.03: How is the commodity led inflation impacting India and the markets

    13.23: Naren’s approach to asset allocation

    16.41: Thoughts on various asset classes

    20.26: Views on Indian and global equities

    22.10: Understanding value investing and avoiding value trap

    26.18: Naren’s perspective on the metal sector from a value investing point-of-view

    28.45: Naren’s thesis on the Indian banking sector

    31.50: Retail participation in the stock markets

    34.49: Thoughts on the insurance sector

    35.56: Thesis on the real-estate sector and REITs

    37.38: Learnings from Howard marks and Michael Mauboussin

    40.17: Naren explaining his statement “Investing is buying, sizing and selling”

    42.09: Naren’s view point on India in the next decade

    44.29: Naren’s personal investing journey

    47.19: Outlook on the new growth loss making companies

    49.36: Role of co-fund managers in the ICICI Prudential team

    52.24: Challenges of having a small child at home and improvement in oneself

    54.38: Naren’s view on the different stereotypes that investors have

    59.17 Advice to your own 20 year self

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Siddharth Bhaiya - Managing Director and Fund Manager at Aequitas Investment Consulting Pvt Ltd

    Siddharth Bhaiya - Managing Director and Fund Manager at Aequitas Investment Consulting Pvt Ltd

    My guest for today is Siddharth Bhaiya. Siddhartha is the Managing Director and Fund Manager at Aequitas Investment Consulting Private Limited, a boutique investment firm focusing primarily on PMS and AIF offerings. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and the driving force behind Aequitas Investment and has over 20 years of experience into Equity research and Equity Fund Management. With Siddhartha’s multibagger and contrarian stock picking approach, Aequitas has delivered ~31% CAGR returns over the last 9 years leading to ~1020% absolute returns. He has been instrumental in taking Aequitas from a start-up to a $250 mn AUM with one of the best performance track record in the industry. He believes in generating outsized returns by investing in small cap undiscovered companies. With exposure across all market capitalization companies, he is a specialist in bottom-up stock selection. Siddhartha started his career as a Research Analyst with Sushil Finance and has worked with Stratcap Securities, Principal PNB AMC & Reliance Capital Asset Management (RCAM).

    This episode is brought to you by multipie.co where we believe Investing is an ignored life skill. Multipie is building up a platform where people can form communities and learn, share , collaborate on growing their wealth using the right tools. We want your hard earned money to work for you.

    Show Notes

    0.48- 2.47 Introduction

    2.48- 5.05 Why Siddharth’s bio says - “I am the next multibagger”

    5.06- 10.31 Siddhartha’s life journey before starting Aequitas & what made him start his own fund management company

    10.31- 11.54 Aequitas’s journey from getting its first cheque from initial clients

    11.55- 16.58 Psychology of money & how to actually implement it?

    16.59- 20.10 How can one learn to hold stocks even during drawdowns?

    20.11- 29.26 How to identify multibaggers & consistently hold on to them for a long period to create wealth

    29.27- 32.55 What does contrarian investing actually mean?

    32.56-40.52 Detecting right cycles at the right time

    40.53-43.28 Sectors/themes Siddhartha is bullish on

    43:00 Why bullish on Infrastructure as a sectoral theme

    43:29 How should individual react to FED hikes and recent drawdowns

    49:55 Aequitas 5 year performance and how did Siddharth bounce back post Mar-20 drawdown

    53:09 What did Siddharth learn from his mistakes about selling stocks early

    55:44 Views on IPO listings in 2021 and if Siddharth likes any

    59:10 Do as the promoter do - how to track promoter activity

    1:00:00 Why should parents teach delayed gratification to kids

    1:03:16 Stocks that changed Siddharth’s life - Bharti Airtel and Avanti Feeds

    1:06:08 Why should investors NOT research ideas not in their valuation range

    1:09:00 Why Gold should be part of investment allocation

    1:13:44 We are in the business of making mistakes, not repeating them

    1:18:00 Book recommendation for all - One up on Wall Street

    • 1 hr 21 min

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