HIA Meeting – June 10 – Andrew Oskoui – University Center
Andrew Oskoui, CFA, will be presenting on the strategy of his firm, Blue Tower Asset Management. It is a stock market strategy which aims to outperform the market through superior security selection. Two dominant approaches used on Wall Street today are quantitative investing and value investing. Blue Tower’s philosophy is to bridge the best practices of these two approaches by using recommendations generated by algorithms to create short lists of companies. These companies are then evaluated using classic value investing due diligence methods. This combined approach finds hidden opportunities that most people might overlook while at the same time avoiding value traps to which a purely quantitative strategy may fall victim.
Andrew will also describe the methods of odd-lot tender offer arbitrage. It is hoped that audience members will leave the talk with a new tool which may be useful to them during future market opportunities.
Andrew Oskoui, CFA, is the portfolio manager and founder of Blue Tower Asset Management, an independent investment advisory offering a value investing strategy in managed accounts. He lives in Austin, Texas. Prior to his career in finance, Andrew worked as a biomedical engineer on research projects involving pharmaceutics, nanotechnology, and genetics.
SIGS begin at 8:30am
Main Program at 11:00
HIA’s June 10, 2017 Agenda
— 08:30 AM —
Stock Market SIG: Speakers: David Neary and Leigh Anderson
Topic: Income Portfolio
David’s topic will be “Three critical indicators for individual stock selection.”
Leigh will give a 10 minute update on the CXO and Morningstar stock strategies.
Trading 101 SIG: Speaker: John Godell
Topics: Trading Methodology
John will “Review and Discuss application of 1, 2, 3, Trend change method.”
— 09:30 AM –
Market Outlook SIG: Speakers: Jimmy Hixson
— 10:45 AM –
Club Business: President: Robert Tchoryk
— 11:00 AM –
Main Meeting: Guest Speaker: Andrew Oskoui – CFA Blue Tower Asset Management
Topic: “Stock Market Strategy”
Location: University Center Bldg 565
SIG Meeting Meeting Room
Stock Market SIG Bayou City Rm 219
Trading 101 SIG S. Midtown Rm 262
Market Outlook SIG Bayou City Rm 219
Club Business Bayou City Rm 219
Featured Speaker Bayou City Rm 219
Upcoming HIA Programs
The following programs are planned for future HIA meetings. See Locations for directions to the meetings
- July 8: HIA Stockmarket Roundtable - Jeff Friedberg, Dan Marburger - University Center
- August 12: Chris Tomlinson, Business Editor for Chronicle - University Center
- September 9: Program TBA - University Center
- October 21: Program TBA - University Center
- November 11: Program TBA - University Center
- December 9: Program TBA - University Center
Houston Investors Association usually meets on the second Saturday of each month at the University of Houston central campus, in the University Center (Student Center South, building 565) . The usual meeting rooms are on the second floor. The date and rooms may vary, so check the published meeting notice.
Usual Meeting Location
Note that the official building address (4455 University Dr.) is not the physical address! Follow the map!
Parking is available in parking lot 20A to the east of the UC, on Calhoun. Other parking is sometimes available, but on your first visit it is easier to park in lot 20A.