Alan is the President and Senior Portfolio Manager for Aerie Capital Management, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm. Ever since stumbling across the financial pages of the newspaper at age 12, Alan has known that he would be managing investments for a living. He earned his undergraduate degree from Guilford College and his MBA from Washington University, St. Louis. He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst(TM) designation. Alan takes a decidedly value-oriented approach to investing but sprinkles in a dash of technical analysis and behavioral finance as well. The defining influences have been Benjamin Graham, Eugene Fama, Kenneth French and Warren Buffett sprinkled with a little Peter Lynch, Thomas Dorsey (no, not the bandleader, but President of Dorsey, Wright) and a bit of the Turtle traders.