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About Kevin

Kevin is an Emerging Markets Research Analyst at a global macro investment firm based in Montreal, Canada. Originally trained to be a medical doctor, he found his passion in capital markets after being involved in managing portion of his family’s equity portfolio. Kevin holds Masters degree in both finance and management, has passed all levels of CFA exam, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Professional Financial Modeller (PFM). He read voraciously and has a hobby of tinkering (read: programming) his systematic equity and volatility trading model for the “Quantimental” investment firm he founded. In his spare time, Kevin likes to travel the world and become a freelance photographer for Getty Images. To date, he has a portfolio of over 1200 pictures across 35 countries.

Key Points from Think Twice by Michael Mauboussin

According to research by Stanovich and others, if you explain to intelligent people how they might go wrong with a problem before they decide, they do much better than if they solve the problem with no guidance. The second experiment … Continue reading

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Mexico Trip Day 8 and 9: Chichen Itza, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum Ruins

Chichen Itza, One of The Seven Wonders of The World, in Yucatan Today we left Merida for Playa Del Carmen, with a stop in Chichen Itza in between. We departed early at 8am, after having breakfast in the hotel, and … Continue reading

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Mexico Trip Day 6 and 7: Relaxing in Oaxaca, Merida and Uxmal Ruins

Sunrise from a Hill in Oaxaca We stayed for two nights in Oaxaca, and on the third day, few of us were planning to watch the sunrise together from the hill close to Santo Domingo Cathedral. We met in the … Continue reading

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Mexico Trip Day 4 and 5: Oaxaca and Monte Alban Archeological Site

Sasnto Domingo Cathedral During the Sunset, Oaxaca Last night sleep was good, at least compared to the previous three day when I didn’t have 8 hours of consecutive sleep at night. Today, we are heading to another city located South … Continue reading

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Mexico Trip Day 3: Teotihuacan Pyramid, Puebla and Cholula

Teotihuacan Archeological Zone Today I woke up at 6am, giving me an ample time to pack my stuff, read emails and have a breakfast before departing to the Teotihuacan Pyramid at eight. I reconvened with the rest of my tour … Continue reading

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