We employ a long/short equity strategy and are flexible, opportunistic investors. This allows us to take advantage of the best opportunities available in the market at any given time. We are most often involved in small cap and special situations. Not currently active on the Seeking Alpha platform.
Born and raised in the USA, graduated with a degree in Finance then worked at a multi-strategy global hedge fund for about 4 years analyzing stocks all over the world. In 2007 I left the USA and moved to China to study Chinese and start a business. Now, I am the CEO and Co-founder of eFin which provides wall street level research to main street investors via a proprietary algorithm. Our eFin scoe that takes into consideration hundreds of factors to provide the best period of time to make an investment in a stock.
Nevertheless, my experience working at the hedge fund and running my own business has improved vastly my investment making decisions. I believe Warren Buffett said it best “I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor”. I have had my share of busts and winners and have gotten wise enough to always look at both sides of every investment no matter how negative or optimistic the situation is.
I have extensive experience in analyzing companies and constructing recommendations and portfolios for convertible, high yield and equity products. Since started trading new discretionary accounts, performance has been excellent (up 31% in 2012 and 43.8% YTD 10/’13 v. SPX 16% and 25.3%, respectively). Employ opportunistic, balanced style.
Specialties: Excellent credit and equity analysis skills. Very strong communication skills and client contacts developed on both the buy-side and sell-side.
Michael Loftis is the founder of Ridgewood Capital Management LLC. His primary focus is value-oriented equity investing in the small and mid cap sectors. Michael is a former investment banker (Lehman Brothers and Barclays) and former M&A and securities law attorney (Mayer Brown and Keating Muething & Klekamp).
Dale is the founder of an investor relations firm, Coal Harbor Communications, Inc. in Vancouver, BC. He is the vice president of corporate development.at NioGold Mining, a gold exploration company with properties in Val-d'Or, Quebec. Dale is a student of economic theory, a libertarian and avid baseball fan.
I graduated from Boston University in 1981 with a BA in Finance. From 1983-1997, I was a spot currency trader on the desks of several European banks in NYC. Since 1997, I have been trading from home. I consider myself to be a student of markets, and market history. I believe so much can be learned from history, and examining the facts. I try never to make an assertion about economics or markets, without it being fact-based and not simply an opinion.
I am a 55y old european, with MBA equivalent (my degree used to be called differently in those days...) from a reputed european university; i have been 30 years in banking (financial analysis & lending) in a major european bank, and have for about the same length of time being investing in stocks on a personal basis, mostly tech & biotech. In the last few years i have been devoting an increasing part of my time in the latter.