Bluford (Blu) Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. He is responsible for leading economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and the company's business strategy. He also serves as CME Group's spokesperson on global economic conditions and manages external research initiatives. Prior to joining CME Group, Putnam gained more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry with concentrations in central banking, investment research and portfolio management. He most recently served as Managing Partner for Bayesian Edge Technology & Solutions, Ltd., a financial risk management and portfolio advisory service he founded in 2000. He also has served as President of CDC Investment Management Corporation and Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for Equities and Asset Allocation at the Bankers Trust Company in New York. His background also includes economist positions with Kleinwort Benson, Ltd., Morgan Stanley & Company, Chase Manhattan Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Putnam holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Florida Presbyterian College (later renamed Eckerd College) and a Ph.D.in economics from Tulane University. He has authored five books on international finance, as well as many articles that have been published in academic journals and business publications.
25 years experience in diversified posts including human resources,I&E,corporation strategy & planning,operation & improvement,M&A beween JVs and SOEs in a leading Chinese nonferous metals group . B.A and Master of Management Engineering.
Auditor at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.
Controller of a small manufacturing company, a division of U S Industries.
Director of Business Planning at Esmark, Inc. Position included strategic planning, competitor comparisons, and analysis of potential acquisitions.
CFO of a Fortune 500 company, Envirodyne Industries, Inc., which was sold in 1989 for $ 40/share vs $ 1/share (approximately) when I joined the company in 1984. Envirodyne grew threw internal growth and acquisitions. Our management team was skillful and, quite frankly, many variables beyond our control turned out favorably for us.
Adjunct professor teaching Accounting I and II, Investments and Personal Finance courses at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL
Now semi-retired, actively manage my own portfolio. Tutor math and teach religious education at local schools.
My portfolio was devastated during the 2008-09 crisis, but has partially rebounded since then--my portfolio is more conservative these days. I totally ignored the warning signs back then. I am more open now to weighing and considering more extreme scenarios that I would have ignored before the most recent crisis.
NOT a stock broker nor in any way registered with the S.E.C. I am strictly a private investor.
Earned BS in BA from John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH. Earned Masters in Accounting from Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
President & CEO of Meridian Advisors, a middle-market investment banking firm providing corporate advisory and capital raising services to small and medium-sized enterprises. Mr. Belser has been a financial services professional for more than 20 years and has held senior positions at bulge bracket and boutique firms. Mr. Belser possesses expertise in the areas of company research & analysis, transaction analysis, structuring and execution, and capital formation.
Camellia Capital Management is a private investment partnership formed in 2014. Its inaugural fund, the Camellia Fund, runs a long/short equity strategy with a focus on all-cap value investments. Its chief goal is to grow partner capital irrespective of broader market movements.
Full time investor for my retirement savings and investment portfolio. Long MO, JNJ, UNH, MDT, AHS, ABBV, WMT, WBA, JPM, KMB, SBUX, COP, XOM, CVX, CMI, BUD, STZ, MCK, MCD, HON, NOC, LMT, BA, MMM, SNA, UTX, KKD, MAIN, OAK, KKR, OHI, HCP, ARI, PTY, PSEC, TCRD, TCAP, KMI, SCG, FL, UNP, M, V, HD, BLK, BX, BAC, USB, AAPL, AMC, SWKS, FB, GILD, CELG, ODFL, BIDU, BABA, VZ, T, PANW, CYBR, GE, KR, MNK, MYL, ISIS, SDRL, PACD, MEMP, AGN, OA, PCLN, GOOGL, UA, KHC, O, HPT, PPG, IP, GOV, STWD, ETP
Michael Hopkins is a veteran journalist and editor, having spent 16 years in print and online media. His work includes 13 years as a managing and senior editor for various online news services operated by MediaBiz, including SkyREPORT, a top satellite industry news service.
In addition to MediaBiz, Michael has contributed articles to Light Reading, Satellite Business News and the SPECS newsletter from CableLabs, among other publications. In addition, he worked as a public relations professional with VisiTech PR, a firm focused on supporting technology clients in the United States and overseas. Michael also worked as a reporter for The Montrose Daily Press in Western Colorado.
Michael graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1992. He presently resides in Morrison, Colo., west of Denver.
Fixed Income professional 1976 to present. 6 years in Money Center Bank Money Market Division, 3 years CME floor Euro$, T-bills, 2 years US Government Securities Primary Dealer trading and arbitrage, 9 years in fixed income hedge funds management, 20 years fixed income mutual fund portfolio manager in that order.
I am a former investment professional with a background in equity research, valuation modeling, and corporate strategic advisory. I now manage several family portfolios and trusts. While my investment experience has focused mainly on individual stocks and cap-weighted index funds, newer interests include portfolio-construction methodologies and the application of "smart beta" strategies to various asset classes ranging from equities to alternatives.
I'm a retired Air Force navigator and pilot with an undergraduate degree in economics. I have a background in teaching agriculture and I completed medical school in the Caribbean having been part of the "intervention class" of 1983. I am now a board-certified psychiatrist albeit retired.
Bishop Research & Analytics delivers comprehensive investment analysis on small and mid-cap companies, equity research, market trends, and valuation models. Our professional research provides investment managers with in-depth insights, detailed research, and timely market intelligence to outperform the benchmark indices and gain the advantage of leading the markets.
I am a CPA licensed in the State of New Jersey, currently working in a boutique accounting firm.
I am an avid reader of Benjamin Graham's works and apply his methods of analysis when researching investment opportunities.
Excel Acceptance, LLC, (EA), is a specialty financial services company providing alternative funding availability to lease and loan portfolio sellers. EA is a full service funding facilitator of both large and small portfolios in addition to the individual lease or loan originated by both franchised titled vehicle dealerships and equipment vendors. The company has a network of professional financial consultants that assist the Managing Member, “Ross Aldridge in Las Vegas Nevada” to review the divestment strategies. EA diversifies its portfolios through various financial instruments including stocks, bonds and commodities.