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 student at the University of Virginia studying finance and economics. I am a Coverage Director at the Alternative Investment Fund which is a student run investment portfolio affiliated with the McIntire School of Commerce. I aspire to work in the hedge fund industry.
I have been in the industry for 9 years involved with Wealth Management, Investment management, Trading and Hedge funds .
Now I am working as Head of Distribution and Acquisition of Benzinga, a financial media and data provider. I have always had a passion for the markets and learning what makes them tick and ways to profit off information.
Benzinga has a real time news service and calendars (pro.benzinga.com) that many traders utilize to make short and long decisions.
Please message me if you want to chat or hear more about Pro.
Highly experienced investment professional with 20+ years of experience in long/short equity and global macro hedge fund platforms, investment banking (M&A), and institutional equity and fixed income asset management. Founded the long/short equity group at a major global macro hedge fund manager and was a Managing Director and the firm's lead equity portfolio manager between 2005-2010.
Have been managing my own long/short equity fund since January 2014.
I'm a private, full time trader interested in both long and short ideas. My training and background are in engineering including a decade of consulting engineering practice. I've since switched over to investing/trading which I've done full time for 15+ years and to which I bring a contrarian style. I've also recently become interested in writing and have published editorials at Forbes, PJM, and a few legacy newspapers.
I seek out investments with asymmetrical risk/reward profiles with limited and predictable downside risk while also having upside catalysts to assist in the value realization process. I also focus on event-driven investing which can often lead to a contrarian position.
Please do not hesitate to send me a message via Seeking Alpha's platform if you have any questions.
Ann Northrop, CFA is the Senior Financial Writer and Media Director at IRTH Communications. Previously she worked for many years as an equity analyst covering a variety of industries, including Retail at SBC Warburg Dillon Read, Wireless Telecom Technology at UBS and, later, Restaurants at Zacks Investment Research.