About us

Tsai Capital Corporation is a long/short global equity manager headquartered in New York City. Through original, in-depth research that digs deep into a company’s operations, Tsai Capital seeks long-term investments in a limited number of high-quality, growth companies that offer significant upside potential and a margin of safety at the time of purchase. The company was founded in 1997 by Christopher Tsai, President and Chief Investment Officer.

Tsai Capital is an SEC-registered investment adviser.

To learn more about our seed and early stage venture capital arm, please visit Tsai Ventures.

Investment Philosophy

Investment Philosophy

We believe in minimizing the risk of capital loss and maximizing return. In an attempt to accomplish these objectives, Tsai Capital invests in a limited number of high-quality, growth companies that offer significant upside potential and a margin of safety at the time of purchase.

Because truly outstanding businesses are not often available at attractive prices, we seek to hold investments for the long-term, provided their fundamental and qualitative characteristics remain favorable.

Who We Are

People

Christopher Tsai, President & CIO
Timothy R. McBride, Managing Director
Kyle W. Blackmon, Advisory Committee
Trisala Chandaria, Advisory Committee
Kristofer Segerberg, Advisory Committee
Justin D. Soffer, Advisory Committee

Christopher Tsai, President & Chief Investment Officer

Christopher Tsai

Christopher Tsai is President and Chief Investment Officer of Tsai Capital Corporation, a long/short global equity manager headquartered in New York City. He founded the company in 1997 and also serves as Chairperson of the firm's Advisory Committee. Tsai Capital is an SEC-registered investment adviser.

Tsai seeks long-term investments in a limited number of high-quality, growth companies that offer significant upside potential and a margin of safety at the time of purchase. Through Tsai Ventures, the seed and early stage venture capital arm of Tsai Capital Corporation, he invests in private companies and helps to build relationships for entrepreneurs. Additionally, he is the principal author of the firm's quarterly reports on portfolio investments and market commentary. He was also retained by Paul Hastings LLP, a leading international law firm, to provide expert assistance with the analysis of equity securities.

Tsai is frequently quoted in top tier and financial trade publications including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Dow Jones Newswires, Reuters, Investor's Business Daily, Financial Planning and Investment Advisor Magazine. He has also contributed commentary to Investment & Pensions Europe about investing in art as an alternative assets class, and he is the author of "Back Door to China," an article about investing in Chinese contemporary art that appeared in Worth Magazine.

Prior to forming Tsai Capital, he was an equity research analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., John A. Levin & Co., Inc. and Gabelli Asset Management. He began his career in finance at a young age, working for his father, distinguished financier, fund manager and philanthropist Gerald Tsai, analyzing investment opportunities for the Tsai family and family foundation.

Tsai has been a benefactor of numerous nonprofit organizations, both nationally and internationally, including Asia Society, China Institute, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Additionally, he owns one of the world's largest collections of works by contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. Through the Stockamp Tsai Collection, he supports museum exhibitions at some of the world's most respected institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Tsai holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and International Politics from Middlebury College, where he served as a Young Alumni Advisor.

News

News

Christopher Tsai is Interviewed for “Taking Stock,” Hosted by Pimm Fox and Carol Massar

Bloomberg Radio, March 5, 2014

Stocks Close Near Record Highs, Up 2%

Barron’s, February 15, 2014

On the Rise

Barron’s, April 29, 2013

Big Money Poll: Dow 16,000!

Barron’s, April 22, 2013

Second Generation

Welling@Weeden, December 16, 2011

Tsai Capital Debut Fund Targets Institutions

HFM Week, June 22, 2011

Tsai Capital Launches First Hedge Fund

FINalternatives, June 3, 2011

Distressed Consumer No Longer Boon for Wal-Mart

Reuters, May 18, 2010

Be Very Careful

Barron’s, April 26, 2010

Coke Can Float Your Boat

Barron’s, April 20, 2010

US-Consumers Could Upgrade Brands – Tsai Capital

Reuters, March 30, 2010

10 for the Money

Barron’s, November 23, 2009

Tales of the Tape: Buybacks Seen Bolstering Bed Bath & Beyond

Dow Jones News Wires, November 6, 2009

The Money Factory

Wealth Manager, April 30, 2007

A Good Name Above All

Barron’s, September 11, 2006

Happy Days – Part II

Barron’s, May 1, 2006

Focused on the Long Term

On Wall Street, October 2005

Twenty Undervalued Growth Stocks

Ticker Magazine, August 2005

The Tsai Method of Selection: Stick to the Fundamentals

The New York Sun, July 20, 2005

Catching up with…Christopher Tsai

Investment Advisor Magazine, June 2005

Stock Buybacks on Record Pace, A Bullish Indicator for Investors

Investor’s Business Daily, November 12, 2004

Fine Art of Art Investing

Investment & Pensions Europe, October 2004

Tsai Capital – The Next Generation

Financial Planning Magazine – SMA Adviser, September 17, 2004

Back Door to China

Worth Magazine, September 2004

A Methodical Man

Barron’s, August 23, 2004

Experts Say Fund Scandal Not Scaring Off Investors

The Palm Beach Post, November 18, 2003
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