Paul Mampilly is a friend to small investors and an educates them in stock trading. He spoke to Ideamensch about why he’s taken to publishing his investing newsletters “Profits Unlimited” and now “True Momentum.” He said he felt Wall Street shut too many of these people who he wanted to help out and didn’t give them the opportunities they claimed to. Mampilly says he likes to keep his day organized by getting up early and following the news as he publishes updates about his portfolio which he shares in the newsletters. He says investors need to pay attention to millennials because their interests will be driving the markets in the future.
Paul Mampilly has worked in both banking and hedge funds. He moved to the US from India in 1991 and his first two jobs were working at a gas station and the university cafeteria while completing his bachelor’s degree. His first professional job came as a researcher for Deutsche Bank in the mid 1990s. Mampilly started advising investors at several other top profile banks including Royal Bank of Scotland, ING, Sears and Bankers Trust. In 2006 he joined Kinetics International Fund, a hedge fund that started out with about $6 billion in assets under management, but in less than a year Mampilly attracted many more investors that it grew to $25 billion in assets under management. His ability to win investors and place assets in high return funds put Kinetics International on the front page of Barron’s magazine.
In 2008 Mampilly turned even more heads when he turned a $50 million investment into $88 million right at the height of the financial crisis. While still only in his 40s Mampilly retired from hedge funds and banking but still kept investing for himself. Companies whose stock have turned high profits for Mampilly include Netflix, CEMEX, and Sarepta Therapeutics which Mampilly purchased when it was still in its early growth stage and saw gains of over 2,000% in a short time. He joined Banyan Hill recently and thanks to investment advice that’s actually worked for people, Mampilly has seen the number of subscribers to “Profits Unlimited” grow to 60,000.