After college, Jack obtained MD and PhD degrees from Ohio State and then practiced emergency medicine for about 20 years, from which he retired in 2003. In the late 1990's, Jack obtained a law degree, which he uses primarily in connection with running his apartment business. Jack has been interested in alternative energy for decades and in 2005, installed an 8KW PV system and a solar hot-water-system to yield an almost-carbon-neutral house. He has no formal financial training but has been a stock investor for more than two decades.
I am an IP/Corporate lawyer who represents established large companies, middle market and emerging companies in the interactive entertainment ,digital content, and tech spaces. I started my own firm in 1995 and built it with one partner up to 5 lawyers and 8 staff people in Los Angeles, CA. We merged it with Nixon Peabody in 2006 to become their interactive entertainment and new media team. Our practice really grew on the large firm platform and this year we launched the firm's IP Transactions Practice Group to focus on these areas across the whole law firm. In 2010, I joined Loeb & Loeb to chair their interactive entertainment practice. Today we represent some of the leading interactive entertainment publishers and developers in the digital and traditional media.
When I am not working, I am either kicking a soccer ball with my daughter or walking the dog at the beach in Los Angeles, CA.
My previous position as a market researcher for Odell Simms and Associates (OSA), outside of Washington DC, involved helping economic development offices for foreign governments. OSA conducts research and networking specific to the focus of each client. My responsibility included creating awareness for appropriate North American companies, acquaint executives with options for expanding internationally, and upon agreement would help carrying out due diligence.
At first, I was assigned to the China team: downstream aluminum, LED r&d, chemical industry and more. Then the German team: photonics, manufacturing, and finance, etc. On the side, I was assigned the new clean-tech sector for the Italy team, because of my known independent study, advocacy, and knowledge of the industry.
The exposure to my OSA research coupled with my own home study in investment strategy proved I was in a most rewarding position. OSA was paying me to explore companies that were expanding. The rewards of my own research soon outweighed the opportunity that OSA could provide.
I ramped up on my own independent study: continued my self guilded financial education, investment research, and have been plotting various business plans. The problem now is that it may not be the best time to start up a business
Since early 2001, I bought into the bearish literature which was beating drums and singing financial crisis. From Oct '06 to May '08 I had been preparing my portfolio for a pending crash. Now that the crash is present I have accomplished my own projections, executed my discounted buy limits in companies I believe will perform in the decades ahead.
Mihai Radu, MBA, MSc, CSC
Capital markets professional - 20 years of experience in Eastern Europe and North American markets; being lucky to be trained very early in my career by Merrill Lynch.
- Investment Manager of pension funds, private debt funds and hedge fund.
- Research/Investment analyst
- Equities trader
- Forex trader
- Commodities trader
I am a strong believer in long term cycles and I tend to be a Contrarian/Value type of Investor. My investment horizons, usually range from 3 to 6 months, but there are exceptions of as little as 1 month or as long as a year. The usual investment vehicles that I use are stocks, bonds, ETFs, currencies, REITs, both LONG and SHORT.
Some of my customers include: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, RBC, BNY, BMO, ABN Amro, Merrill Lynch and ING.
Average Annualized Return: 15.99% over the last 18 years (CAD).
invited as a guest speaker at several investment conferences.