General Information

Name:
Matt Smith
Fool Since:
December 8 2011
Aliases:
MattRiskOffSmith (4/26/2013)
Where I Live:
Colombia
Where I Grew Up:
Sydney Australia
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
I am focused on identifying long-term deep-value contrarian investment opportunities in financial, mining,energy and precious metals stocks. I have a specific focus is on commodities stocks operating in emerging markets in Latin America.

Investing Favorites

Industries:
Banking and Finance, Oil and Gas, mining, commodities, precious metals.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Banking, Upstream O&G.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Securities Institute of Australia.

Interests

Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Japanese, Korean, BBQ and Seafood.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
San Rafael Colombia, Popayan Colombia, Torquay Australia and Crescent Point Australia.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Rugby, Boxing and Soccer.
Favorite Movies:
Shawshank Redemption, Apocolypse Now
Favorite Board Games:
Chess, Backgammon and Parques.
Great Books Read Recently:
Heart of Darkness, The Fall, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 1984, Animal Farm, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Book Currently Reading:
The Trial.

My Industry Experience and Qualifications

Former funds management and investment professional. I have 14 years experience in investment management and advisory. I hold a Master of Business Law, Master of International Relations, Graduate Diploma of Finance and Securities Law, Graduate Certificate of Financial Advising and a Bachelor of Arts. I am also a former licensed and accredited financial advisor.

How I Invest

I take a bottom up approach focusing on a companies fundamentals and then applying a thematic macro-economic overlay.