Asif Suria is an entrepreneur and investor with a focus on event driven strategies including merger arbitrage and insider trading. He publishes a weekly post that includes the latest mergers and highlights the largest spreads. He also publishes a weekly post that highlights the top 5 insider purchases and sales of the week. Asif is also one of the earliest contributors at Seeking Alpha and has been regularly contributing content since 2005.
Michael Loftis is the founder of Ridgewood Capital Management LLC. His primary focus is value-oriented equity investing in the small and mid cap sectors. Michael is a former investment banker (Lehman Brothers and Barclays) and former M&A and securities law attorney (Mayer Brown and Keating Muething & Klekamp).
My academic background is in Engineering and management.
Besides one basic accounting course at university my investment knowledge is self-taught.
Reading books, SEC filings, annual reports, analyst reports, blog posts, MOOCs, message boards and listening to select podcasts and conference calls has helped me enormously to evolve as an investor.
Roberto Sfeir graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Finance.
Worked at JP Morgan & Chase in hedge fund services.
Contributed in Northeastern University's mutual fund, 360 Huntington Fund.
Prior to that, he worked at the oldest mutual fund in the United States: MFS Investment Management.
Prior to MFS, he worked in the telecommunications company Nokia Siemens Networks.
I am an investor relations consultant with 25+ years experience steering IR strategy and outreach for over 100 companies across a range of industries. We launched Catalyst Global in early 2012 to serve as a platform for innovating the IR role to better address the radically different dynamics and needs of public companies and investors.
Catalyst's mission is combining senior level experience and counsel with targeted outreach and efficient communications to deliver real change and share price results for "smidcap" companies in today's markets. We understand relationships and credibility take time, and we root all our work in integrity, candor and a focus on ROI.
I post on Seeking Alpha to expand the reach of client and other investment stories we like - and to understand the nature of these new channels of communication. Networking ideas and working with new media is integral to the IR function - plus it's fun.
CG Focus List is a separate service we use to highlight specific investment stories brought to us by some of the really smart investors we know. Profiled companies can be clients, ex-clients, non-clients or desired clients - but they are stories that offer very attractive investment potential and commensurate risk (there's no free ride in investing!)
My posts are NOT endorsed by the Companies on which I write - client or otherwise. We believe in truth and fair play at all times, and at all costs, and gravitate to those who share that view.
Alex is an equity research analyst at Granite House Capital Management, a value oriented long/short hedge fund based in Boston. In May 2013, Alex was the feature of a Forbes Magazine article titled, "Meet One Of The Youngest And Brightest Hedge Fund Analysts That Isn't On Wall Street." He started investing in the stock market at age 10 and payed for college by working as an analyst for a Minneapolis based hedge fund. He focuses on the investing methods of great investors such as Warren Buffett. Alex looks to differentiate himself in the industry through persistent hard work and continuous learning. He is the youngest ever admitted member of the SumZero buyside network and was one of 14 buyside analysts in nation to be named to the 2012 SumZero Buyside Analyst Honors which was published in the Wall Street Journal as part of the 'Best on the Street' column and CNBC. Over 8,000 analysts were considered and he had the second highest return on the list. He was featured in the biography of investor Warren Buffett in a book called "Of Permanent Value: The Story Of Warren Buffett,". He maintains a blog called "Alex Bossert's Thoughts On Value Investing" with over 550 subscribers and over 300,000 site views. His work has been syndicated on Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, SeekingAlpha, and GuruFocus.
Linkedin Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexbossert
I am a physicist performing systems engineering research on real-world data fusion problems. My PhD explored chaos, complex and nonlinear systems, and force networks in multiphase fluid dynamics using a bed of flowing sand.
Currently, my academic interests employ optimal estimation theory to combine multiple biased, observations of dynamic systems.