Paul Mampilly Talks About Making Good Investment Decisions

While many investors like to pride themselves on success through believing what they got right, some actually look at where they could be wrong and build on that. Such an investor is Paul Mampilly, the author of “Profits Unlimited” at Banyan Hill Publishing.

Mampilly told Ideamensch when asked about his work that he sometimes looks at where he could be wrong in order to figure out where to go right the next time. Mampilly said he’s focused his investments on popular millennial apps and also looks at things related to the “internet of all things.” Mampilly is also releasing a new newsletter titled “True Momentum.”

Paul Mampilly was born in India and moved to the US in 1991 to become an investment banker. He had to work hard to get through college at Fordham University, but by 1996 he had landed a job at the prominent Deutsche Bank. From there he became an investment expert and advisor for clients at ING, Bankers Trust, Royal Bank of Scotland and Sears. He left banking and joined a growing hedge fund known as Kinetics International Fund. He made headlines in Barron’s magazine when he grew the firm’s assets under management to $25 billion and made investments that yielded as much as 26% in annual returns.

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Paul Mampilly drew the attention of top level Wall Street bankers who formed the Templeton Foundation and invited him to join their 2008 investment competition. He took a $50 million fund and turned it into an $88 million fund in just one year even though the recession hit many other investors hard that year. A few years after winning this prestigious competition, Mampilly decided to retire though only in the technical sense. He continued investing on his own and in the coming years saw big profits made in stocks such as Facebook, CEMEX, Sarepta Therapeutics and Netflix. The idea behind his newsletters is to give unaccredited investors the same opportunities that Wall Street bankers have had and to manage their portfolios without broker fees and interference. “Profits Unlimited” started in 2016 and in only a few months gained 60,000 followers.

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Chris Burch Moves In To The Hospitality Sector

Chris Burch is known as a fashion mogul. Hence people were surprised when he moved towards hospitality and built a five-star resort. He built it in Indonesia on a remote island. But all were overwhelmed when they saw it as it is one of the best properties in the world today.

Chris Burch has an eye for fashion. He is the founder of the cofounder of several retail brands that have an international presence. These include C. Wonder, Tory Burch, and several others. In addition, he has invested in a number of brands that are well known worldwide.  Check huffingtonpost.com for an interesting article.

Now Chris Burch is moving his entrepreneurial skills to the hospitality sector. Chris Burch had collaborated with James McBride, an hotelier, to buy a beach hostel. This was in 2012. It was located on Sumba, an island in Indonesia. These two spent $30 million in order to renovate this hostel. This took them three years. Now they reopened it in 2015 as a five-star resort. It is called Nihiwatu.

In 2016, Nihiwatu got voted as being the best hotel in the world. This was by Travel + Leisure.

Chris Burch has stated that he had bought it for his children, check this on bjtonline.com. He wanted to keep it as something that can be preserved. This is because he wanted to give it back to the community. Basically, he found the place very beautiful. He felt that there was a lot that he could do here that would not have been possible in any other place. Hence there could have been a spa that can be built under a waterfall, or even have a butler for each room.

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Chris Burch is very happy with Nihiwatu as it has provided him with much more than he ever expected. In fact, now he splits his time between this resort in Indonesia, Miami, and the Hamptons. There are 27 private villas in Nihiwatu. It also has his private home, called the Raja Mendaka. This section has the main house with four additional villas. Each of these villas will have its own plunge pool.

Christopher Burch is the founder of Burch Creative Capital. Currently, he holds the position of CEO there. He has a vision for looking at new market opportunities and applying his imagination to them. His creativity has led to several disruptive brands that are able to have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of consumers. He has a long history of over 40 years as an investor as well as an entrepreneur.  Related article on wsj.com.

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