Paul Mampilly is a former Wall Street investor and portfolio manager, but today, as he manages a budding second career, he’s shifted his focus from the world’s wealthiest institutions to the providing advanced financial strategies to the average American. As the senior editor of Banyan Hill Publishings, Profits Unlimited, he utilizes a more egalitarian approach, which has resulted in a readership of over 60,000 subscribers. Since joining Banyan Hill Publishing in 2016, he’s carved out a new role for himself that allows him to spend more time with his family. Despite this transition, he doesn’t consider himself fully retired, as he is still a very active investor today.
Paul Mampilly was born in rural India, but, as a youth, moved to Dubai with his family. 1974 proved to be a significant year for Paul Mampilly and his family, as Dubai was in the midst of a significant boom financially, due to the recent discovery of oil in the late 1960s. While his parents grew up under rather meager circumstances, his father’s decision, which received considerable criticism initially, afforded him a myriad of new opportunities. In 1986, he would enroll at Montclair State University, where he majored in business administration. After receiving his degree, he continued his education at Fordham University, where he earned a masters degree in business administration from the Gabelli School of Business. While he considers his college career a direct doorway to Wall Street, he insists that he might do things differently, as his most important lessons regarding the business world were attained through first-hand job experience.
Soon after graduating from Montclair State, Paul Mampilly joined Bankers Trust as a portfolio manager. Once Bankers Trust was acquired by Deutsche Bank, he stayed on with the company but transitioned to the role of a research assistant. He would later spend time with ING as a senior research analyst. His success with these institutions eventually garnered the attention of Kinetics Asset Management – a $6 billion hedge fund in the New York area. During his tenure, he accrued a 43 percent rate of return for the company, growing the hedge funds assets to upwards of $25 billion.