Paul Mampilly’s Profits Unlimited newsletter is one of the fastest growing publications in the financial industry. Profits Unlimited is owned by Florida-based Banyan Hill Publishing, which was formerly known as the Sovereign Society. The one-year-old newsletter already has more than 90,000 annual subscribers according to the publisher. This is strong evidence that Mampilly’s accessible columns and well-researched purchase recommendations have struck a chord with mainstream investors.
Mampilly describes his readers as Main Street Americans looking for practical investment advice from sources outside of the traditional fact-heavy financial periodicals. His audience is searching for opportunities to quickly and efficiently grow their retirement accounts and improve their standard of living.
By focusing on the needs of an underserved group of investors, Mampilly and Banyan Hill have found a unique, profitable niche in a competitive industry that’s populated by longstanding print publications. With Mampilly as editor in chief, the newsletter continues to grow while other periodicals face declining subscription lists and shrinking revenue. This is not the first time that Mampilly has achieved success when the rest of an industry faced bleak futures and uncertainty. His investments famously achieved record-setting financial growth during the financial crisis.
Mampilly, a master investor and financial guru, has responded to readers’ demands by providing on-point financial advice that the average investor can implement quickly. He believes that his reader-centric approach has been the key to the newsletter’s success. The publication is marketed to Americans with minimal investment experience as well as investors who want to increase their portfolio growth. According to a Gallup poll, 54 percent of Americans own stocks compared to 62 percent before the recession. This shows low financial satisfaction. Mampilly aims to increase investor confidence by covering affordable biotech stocks and small-cap companies that are poised for exponential growth.
To attract new readers, Profits Unlimited has positioned itself as an entry-level publication with a competitive price. The newsletter has a tiered pricing structure that includes digital and print subscriptions that are purchased by the year. Subscribers receive online access to Mampilly’s model portfolio, which includes a limited selection of stocks that he plans to buy that year. In each monthly issue, Mampilly recommends one company that’s on his purchase list. Mampilly sets clear low and high price targets for buying and selling. He also provides overviews of market sectors that are growing rapidly.
These recommendations come from a trusted source since Mampilly has an impeccable record of above-average financial performance and decades of investment experience. As a Wall Street veteran and corporate portfolio manager, Mampilly has a unique perspective on the financial industry. Mampilly retired from Wall Street and moved into publishing as a 42-year-old with 25 years of investment experience.
In 1991, Mampilly began his Wall Street career with Bankers Trust before advancing through the corporate ranks at Deutsche Bank, ING and the Royal Bank of Scotland. He moved from managing multimillion-dollar portfolios to multibillion-dollar accounts. At Kinetics Asset Management, the company’s $6 billion hedge fund swelled to $25 billion under Mampilly’s direction, which earned it a World’s Best award from Barron’s. The fund’s average annual growth was 26 percent, which far outperformed the market.
During this time, Mampilly participated in an investment competition sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. Mampilly’s firm was given $50 million to manage, which quickly grew into $88 million. The competition fund, which followed strict investment rules set by the foundation, had a growth rate of 76 percent during the height of the recession. One stock that grew tremendously was the Indian automotive company Tata. The firm purchased shares for approximately $5 each. By the end of the year, it was trading for $16 per share. One year after that, it was trading at $36. Tata reached an all-time high of $50 per share in 2015.
Mampilly had his firm purchase stocks at their low points when other investors were afraid to make aggressive moves. This is the same strategy used by John Templeton, who became one of the most successful investors of the 20th century. After the stock market crash during the Great Depression, Templeton purchased shares from every company listed on the stock exchange for less than $1 each. By World War II, the stocks grew exponentially. Templeton also had tremendous success during the 1960s, and he predicted the dotcom crash in the late 1990s.
Like Templeton, Mampilly often identifies urgent investment opportunities that require buyers to move quickly. Some of the sectors that Mampilly’s weekly and monthly briefs focus on include Bitcoin, the Internet of Things, precision DNA-based medicine, electric vehicles and high-end food delivery services. He’s also interested in mega trends driven by millennial consumers who spend vast amounts of money on food and dining but strongly favor ethical companies over mass-market competitors. That’s why Mampilly recently encouraged investors to explore opportunities in the food service industry. According to Mampilly, for each recommendation in the newsletter, he completes 30 to 40 hours of research and 20 to 30 hours of writing to deliver the best product to subscribers.
About Paul Mampilly
Paul Mampilly was born in southern India. When Mampilly was a teenager, India faced a severe financial crisis due to exorbitant debt that the government wasn’t able to repay. The country sought private investments from its own citizens, including Mampilly’s father who was working in Dubai. In exchange for the investment, lenders earned an 18 percent return annually for the next 30 years. This seminal experience encouraged Mampilly to make aggressive investments at clutch moments.
At age 18, Mampilly moved to the United States where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Montclair State University in New Jersey. Several years later, he received his MBA from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. He studied economics and financial engineering at several prestigious colleges in New York. Mampilly is an avid reader. His personal library includes more than 1,000 titles. He currently lives in Durham, North Carolina, where he focuses on researching investment opportunities and writing for several financial publications, including Profits Unlimited and Extreme Fortunes.