Aug 30, 2018
Paul Gambles is the co-founder of the MBMG Group and the Chief Investment Officer of MBMG's Asset Management Division—which now oversees clients’ assets in excess of US $400 million.
Paul is a member of the Advisory Board of IDEA Economics and a well-known expert commentator who appears regularly on national and international television. Paul has written a great number of academic research papers, articles, and opinion columns, while also finding the time to write over 2,000 editions of the blog, “MBMG Update” and “Paul’s Update.” Paul Gambles holds a degree in English and European Literature and Studies from the University of Warwick. Furthermore, he is licensed by the Thai SEC as a Securities Fundamental Investment Analyst and a financial planner.
In this episode, Paul Gambles shares his experience working as an advisor for a range of investment fund in Mauritius. Learn how the organizational, institutional and regulatory changes affected the investment that eventually prompted the suspension of the fund by the Mauritius regulators.
“We found ourselves in the situation that we were acting as an advisor to a range of funds. We entered into that with a certain range of assumptions. Those have changed as time went on. The investment mistake was we did not fully realize just how much that will going to impact the investment.”
What do you want to hear from the My Worst Investment Ever Podcast?
01:22 – Paul Gambles’ professional background
03:09 – Paul describes his investment background and his investment personality
06:23 – Paul shares his worst investment story: Setting up an investment business in Mauritius
08:52 – Where things go wrong: Situation change in terms of the overall structure of the entity, the parties behind the entity, and the people who were involved in the entity
09:43 – The difference between having an investment idea versus putting the investment idea into action
10:37 – How he reacted when he realized that there are many risks going on
11:44 – Suspension of the fund by the Mauritius regulators
13:53 – Growing problems of the Mauritius Financial Services regulators
15:48 – What Paul learned from the experience and how it affected how he does business now
19:23 – Andrew summarizes the critical learning point from Paul’s experience
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