I founded Seeking Alpha, and lead it for its first 10 years until I passed the CEO role to Eli Hoffmann. I started Seeking Alpha after working for five years as a technology research analyst for Morgan Stanley in New York. Seeking Alpha is now the dominant crowdsourced equity research platform. I wrote the ETF Investment Guide (http://seekingalpha.com/article/15136-etf-investing-guide-one-page-summary-of-the-entire-guide), and I blog about startup best practices at http://davidjaxon.wordpress.com . I have a B.A from Oxford University and an MSc from The London School of Economics, and am married with five children.
Yoel Minkoff is a news editor at Seeking Alpha, which he joined in 2014 after working on the Press Desk at Moody's Investors Service. Prior to Moody's, Yoel was a Financial Analyst at Merrill Lynch.
I have been a private investor for about 8 years after retiring from a 34-year career with Kentucky State Government. I tend to invest in low-debt, globally exposed companies with good growth potential that pay dividends.
Abhijeet Kumar is an Independent Analyst with more than a decade long experience working with leading Brokerage Firms, Hedge Funds, Investment and Financial Product Companies. He is founder of www.themarketmantra.com.
Abhijeet Kumar is registered under SEBI (Research Analysts) Regulations 2014, Registration No. INH000000826.
I am a finance and investment professional, working as a Wealth Manager in a well-reputed fund management/asset management company. I have experience of more than five years working in the finance and investment industry. CFA Program really helped me to have depth knowledge of financial markets around the world. I have a thorough understanding of the theoretical as well as practical approaches of the challenging profession of finance & investments.
A snapshot of my activities is as under:
I regularly communicate portfolio and market strategy to existing and prospective clients based on strategic and tactical market outlook and individual client circumstances.
Performed financial advisory and consultancy to individual and corporate clients.
Financial Statement Modeling (Spreadsheet Modeling) for different investors. Financial statement projections, share price valuation, sensitivity and scenario analysis.
I have experience of business valuation (public and private company valuation) using different types of valuation models like dividend discount model, discounted cash flow model, enterprise value multiples using fundamental analysis. Used NPV and IRR techniques to value projects. Made financial plans for different clients.
Advised entrepreneurs and small businesses how to get most out of limited resources.
Making investment policy statement (IPS) by Interviewing clients to determine their current income, expenses, insurance coverage, tax status, financial objectives, risk tolerance, or other information needed to develop a financial plan.
Provided advisory services about Capital Market Expectations, Portfolio Management Techniques (Planning (IPS), Implementation and Monitoring), and how behavioral factors affects investment decisions.
Advised how to invest prudently in equity and fixed income segments of capital markets.
Prepared detailed analysis how economic and political factors (like interest rates, inflation, population demographics, growth rates, changing governments and government decisions) affects investments.
Conducting in-depth Financial Due Diligence for Investments, Businesses, Corporate finance activities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, and other related activities.
I managed a portfolio of stock investments. I analyze stock exchange behavior regularly, monitoring the factors that affect investments.