Sandy Chin is the manager of the Tidal Bore Capital hedge fund which she set up in 2016. She has over 20 years of experience in both buying and selling stocks. Ms. Chin worked as a senior analyst with SAC Capital Management, and she has also worked with Bank of America. She holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Sandy Chin believes that the most important reason that she has been successful in her career as a stock trader is that she had a mentor who helped her to learn about the world of investing. When Sandy Chin worked for Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette, Bill Leach took Sandy Chin under his wing and helped her learn about the investing world.
Bill Leach made it a point to ask Sandy Chin to attend important meetings and investor sessions with him. Bill Leach taught Sandy how to appropriately value a company and the price of company’s stock.
One of the most important things that Sandy Chin learned from her mentor was the importance of always asking questions. Ms. Chin has found that it is important to ask detailed questions during business meetings and earnings call in order to find out what is really going on at a company. Ms. Chin also learned that it is important to develop one’s, own analytical models. A person has to come up with her own system that she feels comfortable with.
Sandy Chin believes that mentoring is essential in the business world. It is important to have an experienced professional showing a younger associate the ins and outs of the stock trading world. She advises all young people to find a mentor. This mentor will be a source of advice for both the near and the long-term in one’s career. If a company doesn’t provide a mentor, a young person shouldn’t be afraid to ask for a mentor. Sandy Chin believes in asking for more so that one can reach the goal that is ahead.