Thank you for visiting.

I try to explain investing concepts as simply as possible in under four minutes.

This is a good site for you if:

  • you're a very practical person

  • you're short on time (content is under 4 minutes)

  • you want to know how the world's greatest investors think

  • you're not trying to get rich quick

  • you think the world of investing could use a little more humor

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How I can help you: 

Hello, I'm Mallika.

I help entrepreneurial people make sense of the world of investing so that they feel more confident in their personal investing decisions.  My mission is to educate people with humor and practicality with my writing and speaking. I take what the great investors such as Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio write about and distill it into four minute chunks.

I've been lucky enough to work in Silicon Valley, Wall Street and London's The City. When it came to my own money as an individual investor I found I had no idea where to start or what to do. This website is what I wish I'd had when I was starting out dazed and confused.

I've created a popular investment seminar, an investing coaching program  and I enjoy speaking to groups. I have a separate tab on how you can work with me.

Why I do what I do.

I love the edginess of the world of investing.

After the birth of my second child I decided working for myself was the only sane way to balance life and not have the pressure of being an employee in the investment management industry.

I found I really love teaching other people about investing and see them start making their own investment decisions with more confidence. I wouldn't say my business is "successful" yet, but I've found something I love to do and serves my clients.

Am I credible?

Proof that I (sometimes) know what I'm talking about when it comes to investing.

I began my career as a programmer (Java) in Silicon Valley and try to bring a structured data way of thinking to investing. I have worked in finance since 2001. I worked on Wall Street for Lehman Brothers. In London I've worked for MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International), ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services) and several moribund hedge funds. I've been a guest lecturer in investing at Stanford University and London Business School.

Education

  • Stanford University, BA (I am a recipient of a 2013 Stanford University Award of Merit for alumni)

  • London School of Economics, MSc

  • London Business School, Investment Management Programme

Board Positions

  • Stanford Club of Great Britain. Treasurer (2005 - 2011), President (2012 - 2015)

  • Alumni Committee of the London School of Economics 2015 -2017.

Recent Presentations

  • Value Investing Seminar, Italy, July 2016 "Silicon Valley Secrets for Value Investors". First female speaker at first International Value Investing conference ever organized in Europe since 2004

  • London Business School, September 2016

  • European Family Office conference at the Berkshire Hathaway AGM, Omaha, NB, May 2017

  • European Investing Summit, Manual of Ideas, October 2017

Primary Interests:

  • Investment education for entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals

  • Searching for equity investments that increase in value with a 3-5 year horizon

Secondary Interests:

  • Investing for the long term (asset allocation, pension funds, trusts, family offices and endowments)

  • How technology from Silicon Valley and fintech are changing the way we build and preserve wealth

A Summary of my Real Life

Firstly, that picture is not very representative of me. I am not naturally smiley. That poor photographer really had to earn his fee.

I grew up between Palo Alto, California and Bangalore, India. This meant I was surrounded by entrepreneurs, academics and tech stars. Basically the nerdiest people on the planet. It is no surprise then that I turned out to be a super geek. Other than those two places, I've lived in New York City in my mid-twenties (best time of my life) and have lived primarily in London since 2003. 

Once upon a time I had fascinating hobbies and traveled the world. I now spend most of my time chasing my two young children and Sterling the Hound. Yes, I did name my dog after a currency.