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Scott Gil Krisiloff

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Avondale Asset Management 8 years, 12 months Apr 2011 - Present
Avondale Investment Company LLC 8 years, 12 months Apr 2011 - Present
Transamerica Investment Management 4 years, 3 months Jan 2007 - Apr 2011

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January 2013 Investor Letter
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December 2012 Investor Letter
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November 2012 Investor Letter
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October 2012 Investor Letter
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February 2012 Investor Letter
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January 2012 Investor Letter
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    Is it a good idea to invest in my company's stock?
    Invest in what you know. Make sure to diversify, but as an employee you probably know the company better than almost everyone on Wall Street. If you feel like the prospects for the company are strong and importantly if the price of the stock is fair (a factor that most people ignore at their own p...  (more)
    Answered May 2013
    Does value Matter in This Bull Market?
    (To clarify, this question was asked of me by a reader named Viral)Valuation based on trailing multiples can explain about 50% of an investment's forward returns when judged on a long term horizon. In the meantime the market will rise and fall and you will be able to purchase and sell securities a...  (more)
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    With markets so volatile, are leveraged ETFs a smart play?
    Unless you are a full time investor, the best thing you can do for yourself is to keep your investments simple. Aside from the numerous structural deficiencies inherent to leveraged ETFs, they introduce unnecessary risk to an individual's portfolio. The vast majority of the average American's weal...  (more)
    Answered May 2013
    I just watched Frontline's most recent documentary on the follies of actively managed accounts. Should I put most/all of my retirement savings into passively managed funds? What about all the hidden fees that are not reported in actively managed funds?
    Don't be fooled by the marketing, there is no such thing as a truly passive investment strategy. If an active decision isn't being made by a mutual fund manager at the security selection level, then it is being made by an advisor at the asset allocation level. Different investors are going to have...  (more)
    Answered May 2013
    Is it OK to have multiple financial advisors each managing a portion of my assets?
    Yes! Emphatically, Yes! The most important type of diversification that you should pursue is diversification by manager. Different investors are going to have different investment philosophies and will attain different performance based on their decisions and investment process.Make no mistake, a...  (more)
    Answered May 2013
    How do You Value a Private Equity Asset Manager?
    Without getting too specific on any of the individual names that are public today (e.g. Oaktree, Blackstone), here are some of my general thoughts on the business model:1) The main thing to remember is that these are asset management companies at their core. The primary difference between a privat...  (more)
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    Tobin's Q as a measure of Firm value?
    Hi Dennis,Ultimately both your measure of Tobin's Q and the traditional measure are expressing a ratio of the market value of a company relative to the accounting value. Swapping out book value of debt for market value of debt should not have a material impact on your study's conclusions, but they...  (more)
    Answered May 2013
    What does everyone think about the recent Crypto Currency fad?
    Today's crypto-currencies have no real intrinsic value and their trading value is likely to reflect that in the long run. In the long term, they probably aren’t worth anything.In order to understand crypto currencies, you can think of the world as broadly divided into two categories of assets 1) G...  (more)
    Answered May 2014
    What does it mean to understand an company?
    This is a really difficult question, which is actually why I asked it :). I wanted to force myself to quantify what in my opinion is a the threshold of “understanding.” In order to understand an investment you have to understand:x) the business modelx) the productsx) the market opportunityx) ...  (more)
    Answered May 2013
    On average, how much of my stock portfolio should be in international stocks?
    There is no magic number, but don't over-diversify just for the sake of diversification. Invest in things that you understand and pay attention to price. The market is dynamic and there are times when it will be favorable to invest abroad and times when it wont be (even if you're a long term inves...  (more)
    Answered May 2013
    What types of asset classes should I invest in?
    There's a common misconception among the advisor community that asset classes exist on a static risk and return spectrum. The conventional wisdom is that fixed income assets (bonds) are least risky and equities are most risky and that portfolios can be built around these principles to match the ris...  (more)
    Answered May 2013
    Do you tend to recommend mutual funds, ETFs or individual stocks as a general rule for individual investors?
    To echo the sentiment of others on this post, it really does depend on the investor, but the right choice is generally a function of expertise and time. The more time and expertise that you have as an investor, the more useful it will be to look at individual securities, because these investments c...  (more)
    Answered May 2013
    Can you tell me a good, honest and simple book to read on investing?; it should have a sound investing startegy?
    Some of my favorite books on investing are Jack Schwager's "Market Wizards" series. Each book is a compilation of interviews with investors that have generated consistently strong returns managing money. The books are so valuable because they showcase the opinions and mindset of top practitioners ...  (more)
    Answered May 2013
    What is the difference between a stock and a bond?
    They're actually more different than most people realize. Both are contracts that entitle the owner to something, but that "something" is very different for each.A bond, or fixed income security, entitles an owner to a fixed stream of payments denominated in a currency over a specified period of t...  (more)
    Answered May 2013
    I was told to invest more money in emerging markets. Should I do it?
    Following the crowd and investing in unfamiliar areas is not a sound investment strategy. You're much more likely to make money over the long term by focusing on investing in assets that you understand and are comfortable with. Invest in what you know, even if that means that you're slightly less ...  (more)
    Answered May 2013
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