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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.

Mexico Trip Day 2: Hot Air Balloon at Teotihuacan, Mexico City

Teotihuacan in the Morning After sleeping for less than three hours the night before, I woke up at 5am sharp and brushed my teeth, preparing for a pickup at 5.30 am in the hotel lobby. Three days before departing from … Continue reading

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Mexico Trip Day 1: Mexico City

Sunrise at Palacio de Bella Artes, Mexico City Beautiful architecture, lively street scene and rich history of human civilization are three factors that attract me to visit Mexico as my first travel destination in 2020. Having traveled extensively across South … Continue reading

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Laos D5: Vientiane City Tour, Crossing to Thailand

Last night sleep was great and rejuvenating. We woke up slightly late today and headed for breakfast downstairs, next to the hotel lobby. Our accommodation in Vientiane, S Park Design Hotel, is a well-preserved and clean three star hotel with … Continue reading

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Laos D4: Hot Air Balloon in Vang Vieng, Road Trip to Vientiane

Vang Vieng from a hot air balloon ride during the sunrise   This morning I woke up at 5 am to catch the sunrise on a hot air balloon. It has been my dream, for quite a while, to go … Continue reading

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Laos D3: Vang Vieng, Nam Xay, Blue Lagoon, Tara Hotel

On the road to Vang Vieng, Laos Today we started our day 9.30am, driving toward Vang Vieng from Luang Prabang. Vang Vieng was the “party capital” of SE Asia up until 2010 when the authorities cleaned up the city image.  … Continue reading

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