President of WealthVest Marketing, a financial services firm that designs and markets capital guaranteed products to financial advisors, so that they may recommend to their clients.
Formerly CEO of American Skandia, a $45 billion mutual fund and variable annuity company.
Author of "New Century, New Deal: Turning Your Income Into Wealth", a discussion of the challenges before the U.S. Social Security system.
Long Term Investment Management represent the thoughts of Alessandro Sajwani, a Senior Investment Advisor for a large European Bank.
This site selects a sample of articles from the Long Term Investment Management blog.
I was originally trained in Physics, where I went on to research the optical properties of quantum dots. After reading Benjamin Graham´s “THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR”, I was inspired to pursue the capital markets.
Tony Abbate, CFA is founder and Managing Director of Granite Value Capital, a Hanover, NH based investment management firm.
Tony received his BBA in Finance and Business Economics from University of Notre Dame in 1992. He received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997. Prior to starting Granite Value Capital, he worked for nine years as a Portfolio Manager in Fleet/Bank of America's Private Wealth Management division.
Tony has thoroughly studied the teachings of the value investment philosophy set forth by Benjamin Graham during the 1930s and 1940s and expanded upon by Warren Buffett and other investors in the second half of the 20th century. In 2000 he completed a study of every publicly traded company with a minimum market capitalization of $25 million (over 5,000 companies) in the United States. From this study he created a universe of about 1,500 stocks that he continuously monitors.
Tony's equity investment selection process focuses on minimizing three elements of risk: business risk, balance sheet/bankruptcy risk, valuation risk. Tony looks at stock ownership as owning an interest in a business. His goal is to own a portfolio of companies with return and risk characteristics that are superior to the broader market.
David M. Braunstein CPA CFA currently manages a unique investment style for KVB Capital, LLC that focuses on long term returns while reducing market volitility. Prior to this, Mr. Braunstein worked seven years as a sell-side analyst for Kemper Securities and Bank of America. He was a portfolio manager for five years with Bank of America and Compass Bancshares. Prior to that he was a buy-side analyst with USAA Investment Management Company and RepublicBank Dallas.
I am a research analyst that specializes in identifying mispriced securities (long or short) based upon a combination of fundamental and financial statement analysis.
I studied finance and have worked as a trader, analyst and PM at a mutual fund as well as a hedge fund. After working for others for over a decade, I am now working for myself and trade and invest my own capital. I have gone broke thrice so still don't feel that I have learned enough about the markets. I believe that market is very efficient in the long run but there is plenty of mis-pricing that occurs across markets and asset classes in the short run. I feel that in the long run, the success rate is 50% so it is all about sizing the bet and managing risk. Learned investors will lose money 50% of the time but risk management and understanding of the macro environment matters just as much as the micro details of the companies. I wish to learn from all of you and be a better investor for another decade. I believe in long-short strategy to investing because in the stock market, there is a buyer for every seller and vice versa and one of them is always right. In the stock market, it is not about being long or short but it is about being right and as long as we keep open minds and see both sides of our investment ideas, our probability of achieving alpha will be greater.
I like to cook, read and listen to music.
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