Jared Sleeper, a Junior in Harvard College, has invested a personal portfolio actively since 2005, and currently serves as a President of the Harvard Financial Analysts Club. He grew up working at his family’s small grocery store in Northern Maine, and has extended his love for business into a passion for investing and understanding how companies work. He has experience investing in many industries, ranging from shipwreck hunting to Chinese real estate to Oil and Gas, and his investment philosophy emphasizes a rigorously demonstrated informational or analytical edge over the broader market. To develop such an edge, he uses in depth research and analysis, contacting management and scouring publicly available information for overlooked facts or hidden narratives that materially impact the security involved.
PhD Student in Ecology studying 1)interspecific interactions and how they shape forest communities and 2) the impact of herbivory on regeneration of aspen forests in the intermountain west of the United States.
I am a recent Politics and International Relations undergraduate from Lancaster University and a prospective Master’s student in Middle Eastern politics.
Additionally I have a keen interest in the stock market, which has helped promote a further interest in both financial and business news. As a result I have become an avid reader of the Financial Times as well as a frequent viewer of Bloomberg television.
My approach to equity investing is to maintain a broadly diversified portfolio through a combination of both Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and individual company stocks. As far as making investment decisions I prefer to analyse company fundamentals over the use of technical analysis since my investment decisions are more longer term where technical analysis does not prove particularly useful. However during periods of high market volatility my investment decisions will likely shift towards short term trades rather than longer term investments. Sectors/Stocks that I favour are ones with broad international exposure i.e. companies with less than 50% of the sales/revenue in one country/region.
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
You can find me on Linked In here (I accept 98% of connection requests): http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jon-springer/42/b15/844
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."
WideMoat Capital is a consulting firm in Guadalajara, Mexico focused on supporting small and medium-sized companies with their capital raising needs, finding strategic partners, developing and improving their business models, and evaluating investment opportunities.