Gary Weiss is an investigative reporter and freelance writer. He is the author of three books, including AYN RAND NATION: The Hidden Struggle for America's Soul, to be published by St. Martin's Press on February 28, 2011. He was an investigative reporter for BusinessWeek magazine for many years, and was a contributing editor for Conde Nast Portfolio. He is a regular weekly columnist for TheStreet.com and Salon. Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gary_weiss, and check out his author page, http://gary-weiss.com. Elsewhere on the web: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Weiss/114058975353353 Google+: https://plus.google.com/116396031210727141618 Gary can speak on a wide variety of topics, from investment fraud to the influence of Ayn Rand on American politics and culture. For more details and speaking topics, email him or log on to http://www.macmillanspeakers.com/garyweiss
Gopal Gantayat is the President of The Free Investors ("TFI"), an independent registered investment advisor in New Jersey, and the Portfolio Manager for our flagship Mosaic Portfolio, a long-term, total-return-focused equity portfolio.
Gopal received an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business with specialization in Finance, Accounting and Management. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management with specialization in Finance. In the 13 years of his professional career before he founded TFI, Gopal played numerous management and analyst roles in technology departments of financial service firms.
At TFI, we approach investing in stocks with the mindset of a long-term business owner, not as a trader. Before investing in a company, we do a thorough, bottoms-up analysis of the company. When we buy the stock of a company, our intention is to hold it for years and decades to come unless there is a significant change in the future business prospect of the company.
Ben Strubel is the President and Portfolio Manager of Strubel Investment Management, LLC ("SIM") a registered investment advisor. Strubel Investment Management provides separate account management services for clients and also publishes The Value Investor's Edge Newsletter. Ben Strubel is a Graduate of Drexel University with a Master of Business Administration in Investment Management. After graduation Ben founded SIM. Prior to founding SIM Ben worked for several years in the Information Technology field at a Fortune 1000 company. Ben has a unique three pronged approach to investing. First, seek to lower costs as much as possible by avoiding high fee mutual funds and tax inefficient strategies. Second, diversify client funds across multiple uncorrelated asset classes. Third, maintain a value investing focus. Ben selects individual securities for the equity portion of client portfolios and focuses on buying companies with excellent fundamentals that have fallen out of favor with the market.
I am a Canadian entrepreneur who, after 35 years of starting up and selling on, various media-related companies; now spends his waking hours investing in the stock market and enjoying la dolce vita, living between Thailand and Bali.
CFA level 2 candidate. (Registered for June 2012 CFA level 2 exam).
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics Joint Major
3 years as a consultant in an Aerospace Engineering Software company.
I walked away from a 25 year career as an electrical engineer designing ICs to trade full time. I have a MSEE degree and was a PHD grad student before leaving to join a networking start-up. My trading has surpassed my engineering career, and is now my primary focus.
I'm a small investor focusing on fundamental analysis of companies. I'm an attorney that has helped start several small/closely held business. I've always been interested in the stock market and analyzing companies to discover value and growth.
Brent has a career in the deciphering financial statements and analyzing corporate accounting strategies and financial reports.His skills were developed from prior positions in market regulation as an analyst and in equity research for a brokerage firm and subsequently at a boutique hedge fund.
His financial research interests include value-based metrics, financial reporting, accounting analysis, and security valuation.
Brent is currently the Managing Member at Bay Area Global Partners, LLC. He has an undergraduate degree in Government and graduate degrees in Finance and Accounting.