I manage a technology start-up in recycling. Previously I worked as a country head at an international start-up, a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a project manager at a manufacturing company.
I have MSc in structural engineering and MBA (with focus on finace) from a top-tier business school.
I am a former sell-side analyst -- UBS 1996-2002, Needham 2002-2006 and ThinkEquity 2006-2008. These days I review automobiles and other technology products, as well as analyze the automotive and technology industries, and coming up with long/short ideas. I also continue to write (less frequently) on macroeconomics and politics.
I am a software engineer by profession. Got interested in market analysis some time back and now I spend most of my free time researching equities. .
I am also a freelance financial writer , investor and consultant. I primarily look for market inefficiencies to generate long term alpha irrespective of holding time and sector.
I am an event-based investor focusing on opportunities with hard or predictable catalysts - particularly companies undergoing demergers or mergers, or otherwise able to manufacture high-probability growth due to some quirk of corporate structure, capital structure, accretive share issuance, growth via acquisition pipeline, competitive advantage/reinvestment, or other high-probability mechanism.
I am always on the look-out - especially in context of the opportunities mentioned above - for supply and demand imbalances: forced or uneconomic sellers, predicable (exploitable) behavioral trends, or unusual securities that can't be held by many industry players. Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated.
I've been doing investment analytics since 2003. For 5 years, from 2008 to 2014, I worked as the head of research in one of Russia’s biggest private banks – the Bank of St. Petersburg.
Since 2014, I have been working on my own startup, which is a functional mix of a Spreadsheet, Mindmap and Social network.
As of today, there exists a working prototype, which I use to gather information about companies and develop their DCF Models; these are going to be used to write articles for Seeking Alpha.
During my career as an investment analyst and head of research, I was occupied with the following:
- Developing a system of econometric models to describe over 100 key international economic parameters;
- Forecasting currency exchange rates (USD, EUR, RUB, AUD, CAD and GBP, among others), interest rates and commodities prices (oil, natural gas and steel products);
-Developing a credit quality methodology for the valuation of companies and banks and using it for bond portfolio modeling.