TMFAleph1

Alex Dumortier

General Information

Name:
Alex Dumortier
Fool Since:
April 26 2000
Aliases:
TMFBullnBear (1/19/2012), TMFMarathonMan (4/21/2011), XMFMarathonMan (3/11/2009), adumortier (12/4/2006)
Where I Live:
Washington, D.C.
Where I Grew Up:
Paris (FR)
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Style:
Value Investor

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
I don't invest in stocks -- only funds/ ETFs. Besides, 'favorite' implies a degree of emotional attachment that is counterproductive in investing.
Newsletters:
Popular Delusions, Special Ops, Welling@Weeden
Magazines:
Barron's, The Economist, Grant's Interest Rate Observer

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Valuing equity markets (CAPE, Tobin's q ratio), asset allocation, hedge fund due due diligence.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Janson de Sailly, Princeton, et al
Job Title
Freethinker

Interests

Personal Quote:
"The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare" - Juma Ikangaa, winner 1989 NYC Marathon
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Noam Chomsky, Michael Crichton (No Longer possible, RIP)
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Chamonix, Martha's Vineyard, St Barthelemy
Favorite Sports or Teams:
BJJ, Backcountry Skiing
Book Currently Reading:
The Monty Hall Problem

TMFAleph1 is following 1 Fool

An Interview with TMFAleph1

Last updated: 2/22/2015
The Fool:
What's the best restaurant you've ever been to? (Include name, location, and average bill for two.)
TMFAleph1:
La Tour d'Argent, Paris ($$$$$), Les Ambassadeurs, Paris ($$$$$), some kaiseki restaurant in Gion quarter, Kyoto ($$$$$).
The Fool:
What seemingly insurmountable challenge did you meet and defeat?
TMFAleph1:
One of my proudest achievements was achieving a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon. However, I never thought this was insurmountable. Tough, yes. Insurmountable, no.

My Story

I graduated from the Lycée Janson de Sailly (Paris), read economics at Princeton. I began my career in the City of London, where I spent 6 1/2 years before going on to work in Tokyo and Chicago. My favorite investment thinkers include Jeremy Grantham, Andrew Redleaf, Andrew Smithers, and Ed Thorp. In my free time, I read and train in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. I used to be a runner (I've completed three marathons, with one Boston-qualifying time).

Contact Information

alex dot dumortier at gmail dot com