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Dartmouth college, BA economics. Harvard Law School, JD. Chartered FInancial Analyst (CFA) Current career is Private Investments, Hybrid direct private equity and long-term horizon public investment strategy. Also advise private equity and other investment advisory firms on legal and transaction matters.
Michael Reading has over 18 years experience with leading global organizations in the development and project financing of energy infrastructure projects with a particular focus on power projects. He has held significant leadership positions in commercial, financing and legal roles on premier project-financed energy infrastructure projects.
Previously he was the Executive Director, Power for BW Maritime where he led BW’s power solutions business as part of an integrated LNG to power business.
Prior to joining BW, he was a Senior Investment Specialist at the Private Sector Operations Department at the Asian Development Bank where he was team leader for Indonesia in the Bank’s Private Sector Infrastructure Finance Division 2.
Prior to joining ADB, he worked as a Director and Project Manager for ten years at global IPP InterGen, where he worked on the development and financing of several large power plants in Asia.
Reading holds an MBA from University of Chicago; Master of Laws in Singapore Law from The National University of Singapore; a Joint JD/LLM in International and Comparative Law, from Duke University; and BA in History and Political Science, from Purdue University.
I am an investor relations consultant with 25+ years experience steering IR strategy and outreach for over 100 companies across a range of industries. We launched Catalyst Global in early 2012 to serve as a platform for innovating the IR role to better address the radically different dynamics and needs of public companies and investors.
Catalyst's mission is combining senior level experience and counsel with targeted outreach and efficient communications to deliver real change and share price results for "smidcap" companies in today's markets. We understand relationships and credibility take time, and we root all our work in integrity, candor and a focus on ROI.
I post on Seeking Alpha to expand the reach of client and other investment stories we like - and to understand the nature of these new channels of communication. Networking ideas and working with new media is integral to the IR function - plus it's fun.
CG Focus List is a separate service we use to highlight specific investment stories brought to us by some of the really smart investors we know. Profiled companies can be clients, ex-clients, non-clients or desired clients - but they are stories that offer very attractive investment potential and commensurate risk (there's no free ride in investing!)
My posts are NOT endorsed by the Companies on which I write - client or otherwise. We believe in truth and fair play at all times, and at all costs, and gravitate to those who share that view.
"Books are like seeds: They can lie dormant for centuries but they may also produce flowers in the most unpromising soil.
These books are the repositories of the knowledge of our species and of our long evolutionary journey from genes to brains to books.
Libraries in ancient Egypt bore these words on their walls: "Nourishment for the soul.
" And that's still a pretty fair assessment of what libraries provide.
Even at night, the city, like the brain is busy assimilating and distributing information.
Information keeps it alive and provides the tools to adapt to changing conditions.
The long human journey from genes to brains to books continues.
Information itself evolves nurtured by open communication and free inquiry.
The units of biological evolution are genes.
The units of cultural evolution are ideas.
Ideas are transported all over the planet.
They reproduce through communication.
They are selected by analysis and debate.
In the last few millennia, something extraordinary has happened on Earth.
Rich information from distant lands and peoples has become routinely available.
The number of bits to which we have access has grown dramatically.
Computers can now store and process enormous amounts of information extremely rapidly.
In our time, a revolution has begun.
A revolution perhaps as significant as the evolution of DNA and nervous systems and the invention of writing.
Direct communication among billions of human beings is now made possible by computers and satellites.
The potential for a global intelligence is emerging.
Linking all the brains on Earth into a planetary consciousness."
Carl Sagan, The Persistance of Memory
Marine scientist with a PhD in physical oceanography. My main area of expertise is physical oceanography within Polar regions using both observations and numerical ocean models. My work include studying climate change and variability and assessing its impacts on marine ecosystems.
Tales From The Future (tftf). I picked my nickname because many advisors and investors claim they can predict the future of the (stock) markets and somehow pick the winners. I don't. I usually do not engage in short-term trading and myopic analysis (quarter by quarter, without looking at the big picture). I like to work with long-term scenarios with a focus on possible disruptions in the technology and energy sectors. I look into value and contrarian ideas as well as emerging technologies and growth stocks worldwide, both on the long and short side. I also like to discuss the influence of monetary policy on global stock markets. I am fiercely independent in my investment research and therefore use the image of a lone Ninja. This influenced my investment principles for the past 20+ years: Pick your targets with patience. Do your OWN diligence. Never follow the herd blindly: 'Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.' General Sector Focus: Technology/Internet, Value, Disruptors, Energy/Alt Energy, Entertainment Stocks and Monetary Policy/Geopolitics. Geographical Focus: USA, Western Europe, Japan. Sector 'Halo' Focus Stocks: AAPL, TSLA... PS: Not a native English speaker. I apologize in advance for any typos and grammatical errors.