Podcast – “How Saudi Prince Waleed Invested Globally and Grew $30k to $22B” by Tradestreaming.com

You can go to the Tradestreaming link to hear the audio.

The Tradestreaming Introduction is pasted in below. Note: in the audio my title was said to be Chief Investment Officer which is not correct. This correction is also noted below in the text and on their site.

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Saudi’s Prince Waleed took $30k and investing globally, turned it into $22 billion — all with staff of only 2 or 3.

He was able to accomplish this by applying a framework to invest globally. Like Buffett, Waleed is a value investor. But the similarities end there — Waleed is a deal maker, on the prowl to see where he can add value and how.

In this podcast, we’re joined by Jeff Towson, who was Head of Direct Investments Middle East/North Africa and Asia Pacific for Waleed** for almost 10 years. He’s written a new book describing the Waleed model,What Would Ben Graham Do Now: A New Value Investing Playbook for a Global Age. He explores the essential question of our day: how does a foreigner properly invest in emerging markets?

In today’s episode of Tradestreaming Radio, we discuss:

  • ways global value investing differs from what Warren Buffett did so well
  • how Waleed and others like him find and invest in value in inherently chaotic environments
  • why global investing is a hybrid of investment banker, business development exec and investing
  • what geographies Towson is looking at now for their investment potential

** In the audio of this program, I mistakenly refer to Towson as Waleed’s Chief Investment Officer.  His correct title was Head of Direct Investments Middle East/North Africa and Asia Pacific.

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