Elliott Morss has spent most of his career teaching and working as an economic consultant to developing countries on issues of trade, finance, and environmental preservation. Dr. Morss received a B.A. from Williams College in 1960 and a Ph.D. in political economy from The Johns Hopkins University in 1963. He has taught at the University of Michigan, Harvard, Boston University, Brandeis, and most recently at the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires. For several years, he worked in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund. He later helped establish Development Alternatives, Inc. (dai.com), a firm that became the largest contractor to the U.S. foreign assistance program (AID). Since his first IMF assignment in Ghana in 1966, he has worked in 45 countries. He has been the President of the Asia-Pacific Group, a British Virgin Islands for profit company with investments in Cambodia, China, and Myanmar. With Dr. Zhu Jia-Ming, he established Green China, an American NGO with the mission to increase the dialogue in China on the trade-offs between economic growth and environmental preservation. Dr. Morss has co-authored six books and published more than 50 articles in professional journals. He is currently available for consulting assignments.
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As an employee for super-major oil and gas company:
Financial analyst at world HQ
Manager Corporate Development (M&A, Venture Capital, Asset Sales) London, UK
Treasurer of the US division (Financing, Cash Management, Risk Management)
Founder and CEO of Merchant banking oil and gas, raising money abroad for US oil and gas exploration and production.
Founder and CEO of SEC registered broker/dealer specializing in reorganizations and workouts in oil and gas.
Cofounder and CEO of Commodity Trading Advisor managing money from offshore and US investors. Created fully mechanical algorithmic trading system to automatically select which contracts to trade; how many contracts; whether to go long, short or flat; when to buy or sell, etc. Our main account was an allocation of personal pension funds of a large, very successful money manager.
Trouble-shooting for US bank on asset recovery in US and Mid-East.
Consulting to a foreign government in natural resource development financing, including privatization.
Portfolio manager for myself and family.
Bachelors of Science in Engineering minored in Economics ,, interested in Capital preservation and income generation and retirement. Hedging strategies and income gereration with options. Dividend stocks, ETF's,and Mutual funds.
I'm retired age 72. I am an equity investor, not a day trader. I was a career Federal civil service employee. I manage 5 family owned brokerage accounts (make all buy/sell decisions) with combined stock holdings worth about 750K
After serving in the Marines, J Rae completed her MBA in Financial Management. However, she became interested in stocks when she was about eight years old, when her grandfather, who started investing in the 40s, started teaching her about finance. She has been an active investor and stock trader since 2010 when she got home from deployment (and found out about 2008), but she has been a passive investor since 2004. In 2015, she began trading options.
Retired paper pusher for local government, now working part-time as a consultant. Primary focus is on developing safe & affordable housing, primarily through the acquisition of federal and state government grants for local use. Projects include housing renovation initiatives leading to safer, energy efficient, and generally more affordable 1 to 4 family residential units. Has secured millions in public funds used to address lead-based paint and other health hazards in homes or for the acquisition and renovation of tax delinquent single-family "zombie properties" for resale to low and moderate income households. Admittedly such efforts are not rooted in some deep sense of altruism, but from a belief that in an environment like New York, where health care and shelter expenses for low-income persons are borne primarily through public funds, thoughtful housing related investments can ease the financial burden on taxpayers and simultaneously improve living standards for low and moderate income New York households.
LIKES: handicapping thoroughbred horse racing, buying and selling NY made knives, stock picking, Saratoga Race Course in the summer, South Beach in the winter.
DISLIKES: reckless spending & breast implants.
Retired at age 54 (2003), now enjoying the good life. Had a stroke in '13 and lost the use of my right arm. Currently teaching myself to draw with my left hand. My work is displayed in the profile picture. All art work for sale along with several bridges and a well managed plot of swamp land.
Early in my working career, I set two goals, First, to manage my income to support my family and have a comfortable retirement, and second, to retire by my mid fifties. Along the way, I discovered that I not only enjoyed investing, but that I was rather good at it,hence, retiring at 54.
Why set these goals? With my family background, I knew I had no rich uncle. My family were coal miners, an I by luck and grace, I was the first to graduate from college.