Andrew Stotz, PhD, CFA is the CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research, a company that provides institutional and high net worth investors with ready-to-invest stock portfolios that aim to beat the benchmark through superior stock selection.
Andrew has a highly contagious enthusiasm for all facets of life. He has lived in Thailand since 1992 and has been a university lecturer and equity analyst since 1993. He is also an author, yoga student and wellness aficionado. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and an MBA from California State University. Andrew earned his PhD in finance at the University of Science and Technology of China in Anhui province, with a focus on answering questions raised by fund managers and analysts during his career about picking stocks and managing portfolios.
During the two decades as a financial analyst, Andrew has written thousands of pages of equity strategy and company research. In fact, in his last year working as Strategist, Managing Director – International Business at Maybank Kim Eng, he published 850 pages of research. His final eight years in the business was spent as a head of research and strategist, managing research teams and writing regular strategy reports.
Andrew has been a lecturer in finance for 25 years at various universities in Thailand and is currently a research faculty and a member of the international advisory board at Thammasat Business School and an adjunct professor at the University of Science and Technology of China. He has also served two terms as president of the CFA Society of Thailand.
Prior to his time at Maybank Kim Eng, Andrew was the head of research at CLSA Thailand, was voted No. 1 Analyst in Thailand in the Asiamoney Brokers Polls two years in a row. He was also voted No. 1 Analyst in Thailand Institutional Investor Magazine All-Asia Research Team Report. While head of research at CLSA Thailand, his team was voted No. 1 in both above surveys. Over his career Andrew was also head of research at Citigroup Securities (Thailand) and prior to that he was head of research at TMB Macquarie Securities (Formerly ING). The first decade of his career was spent as an equity analyst, with a particular focus on the valuation of banks.
Entrepreneur and angel investor are two other titles applicable to Andrew. He co-founded CoffeeWORKS Co. Ltd., a leading Thailand specialty coffee roaster, in 1995, and remains a major shareholder and its finance director. Andrew has authored a book that explains Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s 14 points for Management, called Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming’s 14 Points and the book How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market.
Finally, Andrew teaches seminars in eight different areas of focus: How to Value any Company in the World, Quantamental Investing Across the World, How to Make Your Company Financially World Class, Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence, Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan, How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market, Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming’s 14 Points, and 10 Ways Ethics adds Value to You.