Biharilal Deora, CFA, CIPM, is a director at Abakkus Asset Manager LLP, an India-focused asset management company. His investment expertise spans a broad array of asset classes. Prior to joining Abakkus, Deora was managing corporate, family office, and university clients. He began his career as a financial analyst at leading financial services firms, such as Credit Suisse and Fidelity Investments. Deora holds a master’s degree in commerce from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. He is a top-ranking chartered accountant and a certified financial planner. Deora serves as a director on the board of CFA Society India and is a visiting faculty member for advanced finance programs.
Chris Turnbull, CFA, counsels investors with “broken portfolios” — characterized by high fees, high taxes, and high turnover — to consider such passive investment strategies as indexing and to seek advisers who will realign their portfolios pursuant to a disciplined investment process with achievable objectives and a firm eye on downside risk.