Abhay Deshpande, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Centerstone Investments, International Investing for Cautious Investors, January 11, 2017
Abhay Deshpande founded Centerstone Investors and serves as the Chief Investment Officer. He has more than 25 years of experience researching and investing in businesses globally.
Prior to establishing Centerstone, Mr. Deshpande was a Portfolio Manager at First Eagle Investment Management, advisor to the Global and Overseas strategies that comprised the vast majority of the firm’s approximately $100 billion in assets under management. During his 15-year tenure, his responsibilities included hiring and training analysts along with leading the research team during times of market turbulence. He spearheaded the research efforts during both the 2001 technology and 2008 credit crises, and in both cases his direct efforts helped clients minimize losses, and ultimately thrive, during his career at First Eagle.
Previously, Mr. Deshpande was a Research Analyst with Harris Associates, advisor to Oakmark International Fund and other International and Global products. He also was an Analyst for Morningstar responsible for following a variety of International mutual funds. He began his career at a boutique investment advisor in Louisville, KY.
Mr. Deshpande holds a BS in Finance from the University of Louisville. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.