Varun Agrawal is an Investment Analyst at LionGuard Capital Management Inc. As an Investment Analyst, Varun undertakes in-depth fundamental research on companies and industries, guided by the oversight of the Chief Investment Officer. His role entails engaging with company management teams, actively participating in conference calls, visiting company facilities to gain firsthand insights, constructing detailed financial models, attending industry conferences etc.
Prior to LionGuard, Varun worked as an Investment Analyst Intern at Galliant Advisors LP, a Montreal based Hedge Fund, where his broad mandate included conducting fundamental bottom-up research covering US equities with a particular emphasis on the IT/Tech industries. Prior to his tenure at Galliant, he worked at a real estate development company where he was primarily responsible for deal sourcing and business development.
Varun has extensively read the works of prominent investors such as Ray Dalio, Howard Marks, and Warren Buffet, among others, which have significantly influenced the development of his fundamental investing philosophy. He remains an avid reader, continually expanding his knowledge and refining his investing acumen.
Varun graduated from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, where he obtained his MBA with a concentration in Finance. Prior to the MBA, he studied at Purdue University, USA where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and minors in Electrical Engineering and Economics.
Varun’s multidisciplinary background blending technical expertise with an understanding of economic principles allows him to bring a well-rounded perspective to the field of finance and investing.