My guest today is Ricky Sandler, founder of Eminence Capital. Ricky is a hedge fund veteran managing over $8bn of assets across Eminence's strategies. We cover Ricky's evolution as an active investor, why he thinks this is a stock-picker's environment, and what keeps him competitive after a long and successful career. Please enjoy my conversation with Ricky Sandler.
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[00:02:42] - [First question] Whether or not great investment firms should be led by a single investor
[00:03:25] - Episodes where singular investment power has proven effective and powerful
[00:05:06] - Where he finds joy in the investing process on a regular basis
[00:06:19] - Ways he’s learned to become better at guiding and helping teams he works with
[00:08:14] - The most common types of fool's gold he comes across
[00:11:00] - Evolution of the pricing mechanisms in ever-evolving markets
[00:16:14] - Common features of a good mispricing opportunity
[00:18:42] - How he interacts with other hedge funds and long-only investors
[00:21:14] - An investor he often disagrees with but loves talking to
[00:22:13] - The investment he’s most proud of historically
[00:25:11] - What the healthy draw that keeps him coming back to investing is
[00:28:31] - His opinion on crossover funds and their growing popularity
[00:32:09] - What the world in 2022 looks like to him and what both excites and worries him
[00:38:19] - Key contributors that influence liquidity and how it flows into equity prices
[00:41:26] - A macro view of the healthcare sector and why it’s so interesting today
[00:42:59] - Lessons from the Titans
[00:43:52] - Advice he’d give to younger investors for stepping into the space
[00:46:45] - The kindest thing anyone has ever done for him