Ian R. Campbell is a recognized Canadian business valuation authority, having authored books used by lawyers, experts and Canadian Courts in business valuation litigation matters. He currently is developing http://StockResearchPortal.com, a Resource Research website that provides investment research data on the approximate 1,600 mining and oil & gas companies listed on the Toronto and Toronto Venture Stock Exchanges. Mr. Campbell is a Fellow of both the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators. The latter Institute annually awards a Research Grant in his name. He has provided testimony on business valuation before most Canadian Courts, and for forty years has advised many of Canada's wealthiest families on business valuation related matters.
I write about emerging and frontier markets in Asia. I now primarily contribute work to Forbes Asia. My most recent work and my complete bio can be found on Forbes Asia's site:
If it is easier, you can find my recent work sorted by country on this Seeking Alpha blog:
You can follow me on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FrontierWriter
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I would like to thank Seeking Alpha's editorial staff for giving me a start in this profession. In particular I would like to thank George Moriarty and Eli Hoffman.
I will contribute still to Seeking Alpha from time to time as the opportunity presents itself.
The picture is a young man pole-vaulting a bull in Pamplona, Spain, as part of the festivities around the annual running of the bulls. "Play with the bull, avoid the horns."
Evaluation of the dominant assumptions and an understanding of the dynamics of the economic engine is the basis of an approach to asset allocation that provides for both a rational determination of value and an understanding of sentiment in the form of price as a measure of the irrational nature of the operational environment, an approach that is intended at once to avoid unnecessary risk while at the same time enable gradual rebalance of assets as a means to increase net worth via optimization of appreciation and long term yields. Let's call that buy low and fly high just for fun.
My name is Carlos Andres, the Managing Editor & Chief Analyst for the Frontier Research Report, an investment newsletter with an intense focus on high-risk high-reward natural resource investment opportunities in Emerging & Frontier Markets.
Brian Bleifeld is a CPA who has a hobby of analyzing markets for small inefficient behaviors. Markets Brian likes to investigate Financial, Sports, Social, Political Capital and Internet trends.
Since some of his findings involve financial areas he posts content on Seeking Alpha.
Brian is a graduate from Texas A&M University and Sam Houston State University in Texas and holds a BBA in Accounting and a BA in History. He is a financial controller for WorleyParsons an ASX traded engineering firm. Brian also runs the website www.LibraryofTea.com which contains articles and videos about the love of tea.
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