Paul Mampilly: From Rural India to Wall Street

Former Wall Street investor, Paul Mampilly made his fortune managing the portfolios of the world’s elite, but today, heavily into his new career, he uses the same business acumen to advise the everyday American investor. Since joining Banyan Hill Publishing, Paul Mampilly has garnered a significant audience by contributing to several flourishing newsletters, including, Profits Unlimited, True Momentum, and Extreme Fortunes. Since transitioning from Wall Street, Mr. Mampilly has broadened his audience, while also allotting himself the time to enjoy family life. Although he is no longer active in America’s most influential financial district, he doesn’t consider himself retired, as he still regularly invests.

Paul Mampilly was born in rural India but relocated with his family to Dubai in 1974 amidst a monumental financial shift for the nation – the discovery of oil beneath the land. While his father’s decision to move to Dubai was initially frowned upon by his peers, it paid dividends, as he was afforded a myriad of opportunities that had alluded his parents. In 1986, Paul Mampilly enrolled in Montclair State University, garnering a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and he later attended Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, earning a master of business administration degree.

Soon after leaving Montclair State University, Paul Mampilly shifted his focus to Wall Street, working for a number of financial institutions, including Bankers Trust, which was later acquired by Deutsche Bank, ING, and Kinetics Asset Management. During his time with Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank, he worked primarily as a portfolio manager and research analyst, later becoming a senior research analyst with ING. Over time, Mr. Mampilly built a stellar reputation, which caught the attention of Kinetics Asset Management, and he soon joined forces with the $6 billion hedge fund as a manager. During his tenure, Kinetics asset management grew exponentially, earning a 43 percent return rate that resulting in the hedge fund reaching $25 billion in assets. Today, as an independent investor, and senior editor with Banyan Hill Publishing, Mr. Mampilly continues his staunch research habits, dedicating upwards of 12 hours each day researching promising investment opportunities.

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