Zanshin Capital Profile Picture Individual Investor

Zanshin Capital

Zanshin Capital

  • EducationTufts University, SDA Bocconi
  • QualificationsMBA

Buffettian Value

I invest in a concentrated portfolio that adheres to similar value investing principles practiced by Mr. Warren Buffett. I seek to buy shares of exceptionally resilient and growing businesses, and buy them at a discount I follow a buy-and-hold strategy and let my investments compound for years.

Risk score

Risk Score 3

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • 3.7%
    30 day
  • 1.3%
    90 day
  • -6.2%
    365 day
    February 27, 2011
Monthly vs S&P500
Zanshin Capital - Buffettian Value Monthly vs S&P500
-23.3% 12 months

Portfolio currently closed to new investors. Let me know if space becomes available.

  • $10,000 investment min
  • 1.5% fee


  • Financial
  • Consumer, Non-cyclical
  • Technology
  • Energy

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. Why we added Sanofi Aventis, Halliburton and Western Union to our portfolio

    11 January 2013

    Troubles in Europe opened the way for our purchase of the French drug company.

  2. Teva Pharmaceutical is an attractive buying opportunity 3 November 2012
  3. Volatility is back but stock valuations remain attractive 23 June 2012
  4. In these stormy waters, we focus on the ship 5 January 2012
  5. BNY Mellon looks significantly undervalued 28 November 2011

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)


Covestor inception February 27, 2011

as of April 24, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Past 30 days 3.7% 2.9%
Past 90 days 1.3% 3.7%
Past 365 days -6.2% 15.0%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 6.2% 14.4%
2015 (YTD) -3.9% 3.5%
2014 -0.6% 13.7%
2013 26.4% 32.4%
2012 12.5% 16.0%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of April 24, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Best 30 days 6.6% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -10.4% -6.7%
Volatility 12.7% 11.6%
Sharpe Ratio - 0.49 1.29
Sortino Ratio - 0.69 1.85
Maximum Drawdown -15.9% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.9% -2.7%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 4.12
Alpha -20.3%
Beta 1.00
R-Squared 0.84

Portfolio currently closed to new investors. Let me know if space becomes available.

  • $10,000 investment min
  • 1.5% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 1.2
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
04/17/15 AXP American Express Co Yes Buy $77.05
04/17/15 AXP American Express Co Yes Buy $77.11
03/09/15 GILD Gilead Sciences Inc Yes Buy $100.85
02/23/15 XOM Exxon Mobil Corp Yes Sell $88.97
01/28/15 IBM International Business Machines Corp Yes Buy $155.61
09/26/14 AXP American Express Co Yes Buy $86.91
09/19/14 WU Western Union Co/The Yes Sell $16.84
07/01/14 DNOW NOW Inc Yes Sell $36.55

Important Information

  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. Performance of the portfolio manager's account is calculated by Covestor on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail Covestor's trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. Covestor advisory fees are simulated and applied retro-actively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
  3. Average client returns are calculated by Covestor and are composed of the asset-weighted average returns of all active client investments (some of which may contain investment restrictions) to the underlying portfolio. These daily average returns are then linked together for the timeframe presented. These returns include cash, dividends, earnings distributions, brokerage commissions and Covestor advisory fees.
  4. All graph data is as of the end of day for the referenced period, unless otherwise specified. The investment minimum is the minimum investment required to follow a particular portfolio. The minimum amount is determined by Covestor, based on the characteristics of the underlying portfolio. It should not be considered as specific investment advice for your investment situation.
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  6. Benchmark returns have been calculated by Covestor using a time-weighted calculation of daily index valuations. Benchmarks presented are total return and therefore inclusive of cash, dividends and earnings distributions but not transaction costs. More
  7. Leverage indicates the level of margin utilized and is calculated by dividing gross exposure by portfolio net liquidation value.
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  9. Transactions that are marked as "Replicable" passed Covestor's trading rules and were eligible for replication at the time of execution, subject to individual client constraints. Eligibility for replication may change over time. Actual client investment trade activity may vary.
  10. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index.