Family-owned holding & investment company
36 Square Capital has been created in 2019 by Candi Carrera. We have started investing into large cap high value & high yield stocks more than 25 years ago, looking ultimately at continuous profits of bluechip companies with strong economic moats that Mr Market wass giving away at bargain prices.
Value investors only represent 10% of all the investors in the world. Many so-called investors are actually speculating by trying to guess the future overseeing or simply putting aside the business economics and financial statements of the companies they invest into. Some of these gamblers achieved great wealth & prominence. Our strategy has always been different. We believe in ambitious CEO's and companies that have a competitive edge & brand over time, companies that quarter-over-quarter generate continuous streams of cash and earnings with solid underlying business economics & financial statements.
As a results-driven organization, we are constantly looking for ambitious and visionary CEO's of the companies we invest into. We are looking for CEO's who want to take their company to the next level while keeping great underlying fundamentals.
As a family-owned holding & investment company, we invest our money into successful companies with our value investing methodology. This method follows the principles that Benjahim Graham has laid down in the early 1930s and was complemented by people like Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. The application of these principles helped us to become financially and intellectually independent.
For more information & details about our investment process as well as our level of involvement, please contact us.
About Candi Carrera
Born in 1972, I have been a value investor since 2001 with 90% of my personal savings invested in blue chip companies. One of my core principles is to never borrow money when investing in the stock market. I keep the remaining 10% as a permanent cash reserve to buy more stocks when markets get irrational & depressed which happens in average once every 2 - 4 years.
At the age of 50 and thanks to value investing learned from Warren Buffet & Benjamin Graham, I was able to "retire" and live today from the passive stream of income that my value investing portfolio delivers. My personal mission is to help people reach their financial independence by teaching them value investing.
My main attitude as value investor is to buy shares as if I would be buying the whole company, acting as a business owner and understanding the business I am investing into.
During bear markets, investors are depressed and become pessimistic. I take the opportunity during those periods to buy great companies at low prices. As famous investor John Templeton said : "If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd". My courses aim at developing a strong investing mindset in order to make better investment decisions and being able to develop and grow a stream of passive income.
In parallel to being a value investor since 2001, I have been in many Senior Management positions during my career running companies up to 200 MUSD in annual revenue. Currently I am serving as independent board director in 2 companies in Luxembourg & Dubai/UAE and also running 36 Square Capital our family-owned holding company.
From an educational background perspective, I have a Master in Business Administration from University of Lorraine (France) and a Certificate in Value Investing from University of Luxembourg and INSEAD IDP-C trained. I have also been mentoring young entrepreneurs in Luxembourg & university spinoffs since 2010.
Last but not least I try to be a good husband and father to my wife & 2 children.