Akshada_Deo

Akshada_Deo

Hello, I’m a 20 year old portfolio manager, working in a family office in India. I’ve had an interest in stock markets and understanding businesses since I was very young and watched my dad look at the CNBC scrips and would constantly bombard him with questions. Witnessed his trading views and saw how loss making his strategies were, I stopped asking him and started reading more. Also avoided the books that he read, and stumbled upon Warren Buffet. Being just 12 at the time, couldn’t understand most of what he has written and moved to reading Richard Branson instead. Only read the parts in life what he did when he was younger, thinking that’ll be the ones making the most sense to me. Things that I made my parents do, without even knowing what stock market was sitting on a traffic loaded intersection and identify each car that went, and identified that Swift and Santro were the car coming up constantly. Made a general statement, that the people selling this must be doing a good job. It must’ve been around 2007, and my dad is still bitter about not acting on the observation. In 2016, after I cleared my schooling, went straight into delving in more business and equity related knowledge. I was priviledged enough to intern under Mr. Samit Vartak for 6 months which was the best opportunity I’ve ever received. However reflecting back, I wish I would have made more out of it. This is how I ended up being hired by a technically focused family office, to kick start and manage a fundamental portfolio. I’m still yet to get my undergraduation and any other professional certification.