Chin Hui Leong – Co-Founder, Head of Investing
Chin Hui Leong (or Chin) started investing in 2005. What started as a side interest soon became a lifelong pursuit. From 2012 to 2017, he served on the Motley Fool’s Premium Portfolio Management Service, Supernova, working alongside Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner. From 2017 to 2019, Chin was a senior analyst at the Motley Fool Singapore that created six market-beating stock picking services. Its flagship service, Stock Advisor Gold, outperformed the benchmark by almost 2x over a 3.5 year period. His initial investing strategy in 2005 was akin to throwing spaghetti on the wall to see what sticks. Then, in January 2007, he bought a company that offered rental DVDs by mail. You might know the company today as the online-streaming juggernaut, Netflix, a stock which has delivered returns of over 15,000% for his own portfolio*. His second-best performing stock, Amazon.com, has produced returns of almost 2,600%*. Stocks like these are life-changing and has come to define his style of investing. When it comes to stocks, he looks for growth, plenty of it, that can be found in industries that are still being defined. Chin has a Masters of Science (Logistics) and a Degree in Engineering (Mechanical and Production) from Nanyang Technological University.
*Returns as of 21 August 2020