Hassan Elmasry, founder and managing partner at Independent Franchise Partners, LLP, is one of the successful money managers bravely leaving Wall Street to venture out on their own. After nearly 15 years as a managing director at Morgan Stanley, where he ran the Global Franchise and American Franchise equity strategies, since June of 2009, he has been running his portfolio at Franchise Partners LLP in London.

Money Management Executive caught up with Elmasry in his native Chicago to ask him about stocks and strategies he likes in the slippery slopes of today's market.

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