General Information

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

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
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

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.


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.