Jacob H. Zamansky is the principal of Zamansky LLC (http://www.zamansky.com/), a leading securities arbitration and class action litigation firm in New York which represents both individuals and institutions in structured note, complex securities, hedge fund, and employment-related arbitrations and litigations. He is one of the country's foremost authorities for investors claiming broker wrongdoing, or for brokers claiming wrongful termination or other misconduct by their employer. Mr. Zamansky was at the forefront of recent efforts to "clean up" Wall Street. In 2001, he successfully sued former Merrill Lynch analyst Henry Blodget on behalf of a New York pediatrician misled by Blodget's stock research. The case's successful resolution was the catalyst for New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer to investigate the conflicts of interest on Wall Street and resulted in the well-reported $1.4 billion Global Settlement, which included many of the biggest names on Wall Street. More recently, Mr. Zamansky is one of the leading litigators and opinion leaders of the subprime mortgage crisis and the related hedge fund collapses, as well as on the misconduct associated with the wide sale of complex structured products to retail investors, representing both investors and mortgage borrowers who were defrauded by Wall Street firms and mortgage lenders. Visit Jake Zamansky's blog (http://www.zamansky.com/category/blog/)
I founded and manage Servo, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) that helps investors achieve financial independence, a secure retirement, and positions them to leave a meaningful financial legacy.
Fascinated by the world of investing and the social science we call economics, which is why I'm taking part in this community where investing laymen, ulterior motived marketing specialists, and finance fanatics meet. Great to be living in this generation.
Independent financial and investment consultant Tom Cammack (CFA) is the founder of www.3bucketplan.com and creator of the C6 Real Misery Index™. Previously, Tom was a senior investment manager with the Teacher Retirement System of Texas for 24 years. Fell free to contact Tom at email@example.com.
As SA Senior Editor, my task is to make Seeking Alpha the premier destination for financial advisors. I have worked in the FA arena since 1997, and during that time, the New York State Society of CPAs twice awarded its prestigious Excellence in Financial Journalism award to me for a monthly column I wrote on business ethics.
Previously, I reported on international news for Voice of America (where I was awarded a newsroom writing award) and prior to that worked as an editorial assistant at U.S. News and World Report.
I live with my wife and children amidst the verdant and vibrant hills and dales of Jerusalem.