I spent eight years at Bank of America in New York (1978-86) covering Wall Street, then moved to Moody's Investors Service where I worked for 22 years, covering banks, sovereigns and corporates. I chaired the Credit Policy Committee for four years. I retired in 2007 as vice chairman. PLEASE FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: @christophermah3 My philosophy: I am a libertarian, a market monetarist, an admirer of Fisher, Friedman and Minsky. I believe in a strong safety net and strict regulation of the financial system. I support most of Dodd-Frank. I think that the world's #1 problem today is inadequate inflation and nominal growth. I believe that the Fed should have two mandates: financial stability, and a nominal output target. I follow Scott Sumner and the other market monetarists. I respect Krugman as a brilliant economist who happens to be a leftist. In addition to publishing at Seeking Alpha, I have my own financial blog at http://capitalismandfredom.blogspot.com
Dr. Hirschberger is a Principal and the CEO of Strategic Min-Metals, AG, Vienna, a niche company focused on the exploitation of Minor Metals in selected countries. He previously organized and operated Global Min-Metal Holdings, SA, an exploration/mining company, developing Manganese ore principally in Panama. He also served recently as an independent director of a TSX-listed exploration company with Antimony interests.
He held various positions with the Wall Street firms of White, Weld & Company, Northern Trust, Societe Générale S.A. in New York and his own firm, Healthcare Capital Group, based in Geneva, Switzerland. He served as a senior analyst; Managing Director in Corporate Finance, and a venture capitalist focused on early stage medical device and specialty pharmaceutical companies, respectively.
I participated in the creation of financial derivatives, beginning with the introduction of Eurodollar and Standard and Poors futures at the CME, and including the secondary market trading of OTC swaps. I have established and managed trading desks in these instruments and managed MHT Futures, Inc., one of the first bank subsidiaries to clear futures. Today I teach and write about the need for market-based innovation in these seriously flawed markets.
A contributor to various financial websites. Holds a degree in MBA-Finance from IBS, India and MSc- International Banking and Finance from University of Durham, UK. Runs her own financial blog "Financial Keyhole". Focus articles are closely connected to the repercussions of financial crises on various economies, central banking system and international banking (regulations and modern banking).
Background: Former securities analyst and brokerage firm owner and
Currently doing investment strategy consulting for institutional investors
Undergraduate degree from Northwestern, Economics
Taught Advanced Financial Markets Class at a University in Chicago
In to Yoga.
Educated as EE, BS, MS, PhD. Worked in Corporate reseach for a large company. Life Fellow, IEEE, 9 patents. Interested in Seeking Alpha to gain access to diversified opinions on investment in my retirement.