Azhar Quader is an entrepreneur and investor based in New York City. Azhar has over a decade of experience in finance at both sell-side and buy-side firms encompassing a broad range of roles ranging from idea generation, research, structuring, trading, product management, principal investing and investment banking.
Azhar is a value investor at heart and started investing in stocks from his dorm room at Columbia University from where he received his BA in Mathematics and Economics.
As an investor, Azhar abides by the two lifelong maxims of the “Oracle of Omaha”: Warren Buffett
Rule # 1: Never Lose Money
Rule # 2: Always Remember Rule # 1
Azhar considers himself to be a true “Graham and Dodd” investor, and his favorite treatises on investing include “Security Analysis”, “the Intelligent Investor”, “Margin of Safety”, “Fooling Some of the People All the Time: A Long Short Story”, “The Art of Short Selling”, and all Buffett biographies. Azhar’s investing “heroes” include Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Marty Whitman, Seth Klarman, Michael Price and Carl Icahn.
Outside of work, Azhar Abdul-Quader supports a number of philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, including the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Charity: Water, and Indego Africa. The latter group is nonprofit social enterprise & lifestyle brand that supports women in Rwanda through economic empowerment and education.