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Feb 17, 2022

My guest today is Wan Zahidi. Wan is the Director and CEO of Tapir Partners, based in Malaysia. Wan has previous equity research experience within Malaysia and Indonesia. But interestingly has an honours in physics before joining the investing world!

In this conversation, we cover his investing style, investing in Malaysia, and a little about cricket and physics!

I had a tonne of fun with this one, so I hope you enjoy my conversation with Wan Zahidi.


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Show Notes:

[00:00:30] - [First question] - Wan’s background

[00:07:01] - Going from Physics to Investing

[00:08:06] - Wan’s investing style

[00:12:38] - ESG investing

[00:14:57] - Idea generation

[00:18:13] - Investing in Malaysia

[00:21:25] - Building a network

[00:25:33] - Interesting sectors of late?

[00:27:11] - Advice for investing in Malaysia

[00:28:49] - Most undervalued life experience

[00:30:37] - Influential books

[00:33:57] - Wrapping up and future plans




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Mentioned/Recommended Content:

Crossroads: A Popular History of Malaysia & Singapore by Jim Baker: 

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman: 

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham: 




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