First Global is a firm with 30+ years of pedigree in the investing business. Trusted by thousands of big institutional investors and small investors, worldwide.
Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), UK, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), US, Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), India, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).
The main reasons are:
A. We have a strong conscience.
B. Integrity is at the very core of our belief.
C. We know the game of investing better than anybody else around.
D. We feel for your money and we will never ever do anything or recommend anything that is against your best interests. Irrespective of whether we make money or not.
That's rare in this business, isn't it?
What matters to us is not our income, our AUM or any vanity metric like that.
Just one thing matters: how well have we done for you: Your wealth, your portfolio. If your portfolios do well as a result of our advice, we sleep well.
Otherwise, we don't.
Because, in our world view, if you don't have a conscience and if you don't have integrity, you have nothing.
Be the "House", not the "Gambler"
Protect in Down Markets
Participate in Up Markets
Play for Singles. Not for Home Runs
Play Everything. Believe Nothing
Not Bullish. Not Bearish. Be Hare-ish
Great trades are like buses
There's always one coming
No Storification. Just Datafication
Rigidity Kills. In Arteries. And in Investing
A Unique Combinatorial Human Intelligence + Artificial Intelligence Approach.
Plenty of studies show that standalone, neither Human nor Machine Models, work. For a variety of reasons.
Which is why we, at First Global, use a Combination of Human Intelligence with the most advanced Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning known to man.
This investment tech stack is called the FG ExoTech, which has several proprietary sub-stacks, viz., Turbo, Agreement In Motion (AIM), Weight Watcher (WW), Glocom, SkyEye, Volp. We daresay we have created one of the most sophisticated quantitative investment engines in the world.
With vast computing power, our systems comb mountains of financial data, annual reports, quarterly and annual numbers across decades plus use Natural Language Processing (NLP) to read and process tons of written material - Call transcripts, press coverage, social media chatter, macroeconomic data, quantitative sentiment indicators, etc.
These data are analyzed, and the best list of stocks and assets are identified. Then, come in our combined 100+ years of investing experience, to pick the best of the best. Add to this, extremely rigid and process-driven risk management.
This combinatorial Human+ Machine approach makes us Neutral. Unbiased. Unemotional. Flexible. Relevant.
Why? What is Trust? Why are some firms trusted and some are not?
That's the equation.
Blazing a trail of creative thinking, seeing trends ahead of the crowd, identifying major inflection points in companies, sectors, countries, regions and Asset Classes, First Global stands apart from the rest.
This globalization of our research and thinking, has given us tremendous experience and wisdom in understanding global macro and micro trends, way ahead of the rest of our competitors.
This ability to see things ahead, in turn, gives First Global's clients, the inside track in being ahead of the market.
And that's the key to making money in investing.
At First Global, our sole mantra is: should we think the way the market is thinking? Or is it time to go against the herd.
It's this critical thinking that has always set us apart from the rest.
Be it identifying HDFC Bank on its listing day at Rs. 30, back in 1996, to identifying Amazon in 2001, Apple in 2002, Netflix in 2010, Shopify in 2017, Twitter in 2016.
At the same time, we have been unafraid to take strong stands against vastly inflated bubbles, whether in Tech, in 2000 February, or in Infrastructure and Financials, in December 2007.
Because the Hare embodies everything that our investment approach is:
The Hare runs fast. Jumps fast. Brakes fast.
The Hare is able to swim extremely well too, making it extremely amphibious.
The Hare is extremely lean, muscular. Unlike bulls and bears, which have a high percentage of body fat, and are slow moving, not agile.
The Hare has 360 degree vision and is constantly scanning the environment ahead, behind and on the sides for opportunities and threats.
The hare is a small animal and hence, does not have the giant ego of a bull or a bear. It can change its mind and direction very, very quickly. It can make U-turns far quicker than almost any animal.
The Hare is extremely intelligent because it needs to be so in order to survive against larger predators.
Through First Global (UK) Limited, we trade across UK, US & Europe, in diverse markets like Finland, Spain, Germany, France, etc.
And we have done so for a good 20+ years.
Within the global institutional set, First Global deals primarily with Global Hedge Funds, and devises aggressive trading strategies for them globally, including long/short combinations.
First Global covers stocks across major markets, like, the US and Europe. In addition to this, it tracks select commodities, and major world economies.
Ms. Devina Mehra is one of the most respected and credible names in the world of investing and research across the world with experience of 30+ years.
After setting up India's leading securities & research firm in the '90s, she spearheaded the company's global foray 1999-2000 onwards making First Global the first Asian (ex-Japan) member of the London Stock Exchange & the NASD, going on to set up a truly global research team covering stocks across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
She has been quoted extensively not just in the Indian media but also across the world in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Barron's, Business Week etc. She has called out major market turning points time and time again and was an early investor in HDFC Bank, Amazon, Apple, etc.
She has an MBA from the storied IIM, Ahmedabad where she was a Gold Medalist and a Graduate Degree in Mathematics, Statistics & English from Lucknow University where she won eight Gold Medals.
A Chartered Accountant by profession for the last 33 years, having extensive knowledge and experience in diverse areas, including in the Securities Market, Corporate Finance and Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Banking, Corporate Management, Corporate Taxation, Financial Engineering and Consultancy.
He has been instrumental in channeling Indian Investments abroad as early as in 1999, when Indian investment abroad was an exception.
During his tenure as a Director and Group CFO of the First Global Group for the last 22 years, he has established and/or managed multiple lines of businesses including Institutional and Retail broking, Investment Banking, India and Global Portfolio Management Services and Global Funds for sophisticated investors. He has extensive experience in promoting new business ventures and companies in India as well as abroad. He has exhaustive knowledge of various laws including Indian and Global Securities Laws, Direct Tax Laws, Indirect Tax Laws, Corporate Laws etc.
As the Director and Group CFO of the First Global Group, he has gained extensive experience in the National as well as International Regulatory framework relating to the securities markets and the laws and procedures laid down by the National and International regulators like the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) of U.S.A, Financial Service Authority (FSA) of U.K., Cayman Island Monetary Authority (CIMA) to name a few.
Mr. Achin Agarwal heads the Quantitative Research, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning unit, leading a team of highly qualified mathematicians and engineers.
With research interests ranging from varied investment styles to modern artificial intelligence methods, to statistically significant adaptive ensembles, he has built scalable quantitative models that invest across a wide range of asset classes and in multiple geographies and has successfully managed global funds over a decade.
He has been extensively involved in research in various fields of mathematics and artificial intelligence, including deep learning, natural language processing, genetic algorithms, distributed computing, and their applications in asset management.
He has an MBA from IIM, Bangalore where he was featured in the Director’s Merit List and B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur where he stood in the top percentile of the graduating class.
Ms. Kavita Thomas has more than 20 years of experience in Equity Research - all at First Global
She has been part of the initial team at FG that conceived and set up a comprehensive global research product 2 decades ago. She started off as a Pharmaceuticals & Biotech analyst winning awards for the same.
Since 2013, she has spearheaded the entire fundamental research and fund management team at First Global leading an enthusiastic team of analysts.
Research written by her has been featured extensively in the global media including publications like Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Business Week, Barron's etc.
She has a Bachelor's in Pharmaceuticals as well as an MBA from Mumbai University where she topped the course in all the semesters.
Mr. Alok Kumar has 17 years of experience in analyzing India and Global Capital Markets at First Global.
He has played an instrumental role in the development of First Global’s ExoTech systems like Agreement in Motion (AIM)™ and Weight Watcher (WW)™ and has run these systems since inception.
He has an MBA in Finance from Pune University and a CTM from ICFAI, Hyderabad.
Economists Think Dollar's Fall May Explain the Recent ‘Rally’ by Steve Liesman
Einstein taught us about relativity in nature. Now come Devina Mehra and Shankar Sharma of First Global to teach us about relativity in financial markets -- and raise some serious questions about just what is driving stock prices.
First Global reports are quite credible and, on occasion, more than that.
What prompts this mention is Intel's earnings report and the fact that First Global has had a pretty good bead on the company and its stock.
AMD up again following First Global upgrade to ‘buy’ (AMD) By Tomi Kilgore
Analyst Kuldeep Koul at First Global upgraded Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to "buy" from "outperform," given the "exceptional traction" that the chipmaker's Opteron line of processors has been able to get.
Baidu Climbs on First Global’s ‘Outperform’ Outlook
Baidu Inc., the operator of China’s most-used Internet search engine, rose to the highest price in two weeks after First Global rated the shares “outperform? in new coverage.
Personality counts: Walmart's frugal, but Target charms
"It's better to take a slight hit on [profit] margins and keep on moving and inventing," says First Global Securities. And at least for now, Target is inventing in a way that appeals to consumers with money to spend.
At 11 times trailing earnings, Energizer is cheaper; Gillette's multiple is 25. But cheaper doesn't mean better, says First Global.
Bipinchandra Dugam @bipinchandra90
invested in both GFF-GTS and Super I50. Thank you very much for such wonderful investing experience with completely new approach. In my 15years of investing first product I felt which close to what customer want.
Shishir Kapadia @shishirkapadia1
by far you are the best, I have not come across transparency, acumen, global expertise, exposure, protection of capital, delivering return from any fund/ fund managers. Invested very small size in 3 products will keep on increasing it over the period
Piyush Bhargava @PiyushB88762654
Thanks you team FG specially Devina, my investment doubled in less than 3 years in SDPB As a investors & PMS distributor of your product looking to have a long-term relationship with the company. @KarmathNaveen the person with whom I always interact
Sumeet Goel @GoelSumeet
Very happy & relaxed to be invested with first global pms
Congratulations on super performance, above all transparency and systematic process are unmatchable. One must opt this, if person consider him/her self as an investor. Very happy to be part of this since invested. FG has managed worst year (ie 2022) so efficiently and skillfully.
With so much of volatility in the market, risk management is very important part & considering that FG is doing awesome work!!! Kudos to you Chief
Amit Shukla @amitTalksHere
Truly outstanding. As a retail subscriber to #fghum #smallcase, I can vouch for the Nifty beating returns (8% vs 3%) in last 1 year. Keep up the awesome work @firstglobalsec
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ADIT PATEL @ADITPAT11226924
Good team... Special mention @KarmathNaveen .. he is soo helpful anytime of the day or night..
Bought Peace with FG-Hum.Moving all funds from DIY investing to well managed and diversified PF at low cost.
It has doubled almost, excellent pick.Every small investor must invest in her FG-HUM Smallcase.
Suresh Nair @Suresh_Nair_23
I have 8 small cases and your has been the most rewarding ones .. thank you Devina.
Sayed Masood @SayedM375
There is absolutely no doubt that she is one of the best investors of India in modern times but more importantly, she shares the most sincere and sane advice with retail investors.
Wow Superb Returns🔥 Congratulations Chief for being Number 1 among all PMS!!!
You are one of the sharpest mind in Global Stock Market
Congratulations Devina, results talk in itself!
Congratulations ma’am @devinamehra ! The consistency you have in maintaining the top rank position is outstanding! 👏
Mihir Shah @Mihir41Shah
We are learning More about markets (& Life ) thanks to U than we learnt in our Professional courses.A BIg Thank You, Wish all get Teachers Like You!!
Sumit Sharma @MediaSumit
"The ability to be comfortable with being outside consensus is a superpower in investing...and in life." Devina ji hits the nail on its head!
Majid Ahamed @MajidAhamed1
Congratulations @devinamehra mam! All the best for long term returns as well.
Vinay Kumar @VinayKu05949123
This is the wonderful session I have ever attended till date. One of the most fruitful hour of my life. Devina madam, ur clarity on financial mkts is simply superb.The way u portray the facts supported by "data" about stock mkts is really astonishing.I will listen again.Thanks.
I loved to read your journey, insight and philosophy. It's a pleasure to read and know of your takes on market and life.
Check & follow @devinamehra's timeline for lots of post debunking such rosy stories. Also, she gives amazing 🤩 sector directions/hints.
KLN Murthy @KLNMurthy2016
Good actionable insights, great article!
Suresh Nair @gkumarsuresh
Devina Madam is simply terrific... good knowledge, straight and simple thinking.
Very difficult to emulate such traits. I listen her past interviews from youtube.
One of the brightest minds in the world of finance :)
Radhakrishnan Chonat @RCxNair
📣 Calling all investors! Just had an incredible interview with @devinamehra, Chairperson and MD of First Global. We discussed the importance of global diversification, effective asset allocation, and the risks of sitting on the sidelines. Trust me, you don't want to miss this!
Excellent performance. Flexibility is the key as you have mentioned it earlier also. Cannot have finite rules for infinite mkt opportunities.
To be honest, the insights which Devina madam brings in is very enriching..have learnt a lot from them...
Himanssh Kukreja @Himansh02428907
One of the most accurate analysts :) I always look forward to you interviews mam
Abhijeet Deshpande @AbhijeetD2018
Madam, It is always a treat to read your insight, not only on business but on other topics also!!
Thanks for this wisdom ma'am. Always love hearing your thoughts on everything equity. :-)
Excellent points! Can clearly feel this thread is a product of marination of many books and years of experience. 👍
Kamal thakur @Kamalgt10
Superb !! Your knowledge, analysis & articulation is simply great 👍
Follower on Twitter and Subsciber on YouTube of First Global, really helping me in my investment desicion. Thanks
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