Jim Mahar teaches finance at St. Bonaventure University in Western New York. His blog, FinanceProfessorblog.Blogspot.com (http://FinanceProfessorblog.Blogspot.com), tries to bring an academic perspective to current financial issues while also taking current issues in the financial world and showing how they can fit into a finance curriculum. Jim’s specialty is corporate finance, but he has published academic articles on derivatives, governance (auditing), investments, and derivatives. He has finance degrees from St. Bonaventure (undergrad), the University of Rochester’s Simon School (MBA), and Pennsylvania State’s Smeal College (PhD). Jim also is a tri-athlete, a vegetarian, and the founder and leader of BonaResponds (http://BonaResponds.org), a volunteer organization that responds to disasters.
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.