Be Bold, Take Risks and Find Balance w/ Dr. Chao Chen

Chris Dima

Founder and CEO

Jan 14, 2015

Dr. Chao Chen, Co-Portfolio Manager at TFS Capital

“In August 2007, our fund lost a lot of value very quickly, and we didn’t know why. It was a period where we had to face the fears of maybe losing the company, and losing money for investors. We learned a lot from pulling through that experience.”
— Dr. Chao Chen, Co-Portfolio Manager at TFS Capital

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“What I did was nothing special—I took a chance and worked hard.”
— Dr. Chao Chen, Co-Portfolio Manager at TFS Capital

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“I realized, in America the way you succeed is much more about taking risks and doing something on your own, believing in yourself.”
— Dr. Chao Chen, Co-Portfolio Manager at TFS Capital

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“You have to put yourself out there, and be there when the opportunity happens.”
— Dr. Chao Chen, Co-Portfolio Manager at TFS Capital

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“Talking to investors is always somewhat awkward. You want to sound very smart, but you can’t really say anything to reveal what your strategy is. So you have to use a lot of words to make you sound really sophisticated. And I was terrible at that.”
— Dr. Chao Chen, Co-Portfolio Manager at TFS Capital

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