Manshu Verma is an MBA in Finance and the founder of www.onemint.com (http://www.onemint.com/), which is a website with the vision of -- “Creating Wealth for Everyone”. The goal of OneMint is to create financial savvy among people so that they understand and manage their finances better and also get a better grasp of the global financial markets. By disseminating knowledge about matters related to money, OneMint hopes to create smarter investors and savvy personal finance managers and ultimately succeed in its vision of Creating Wealth for Everyone. Visit his website: OneMint (http://www.onemint.com/)
Michael runs a value oriented investment firm. He has a track record in value and cyclical investing and previously worked for Goldman Sachs, Pequot Capital, and Mercer Partners. He is a graduate of Skidmore College (B.A.), Summa Cum Laude, and The NYU Stern School of Business (M.B.A.), with a concentration in Finance. At Stern, he served as the President of The Michael Price Student Investment Fund.
I spend most of my time reading through annual reports looking for a small-cap stock to feature in my monthly edition of "The Conservative Investor Digest." That is where you can find my best work, and that is where I focus my research. You can become a subscriber here: https://gumroad.com/l/HmqJx
I run the long-term investing website "The Conservative Income Investor" which can be found at: www.theconservativeincomeinvestor.com
Tony Abbate, CFA is founder and Managing Director of Granite Value Capital, a Hanover, NH based investment management firm. The firm has $80 million in assets under management. Tony received his BBA in Finance and Business Economics from University of Notre Dame in 1992. He received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997. Prior to starting Granite Value Capital, he worked for nine years as a Portfolio Manager in Fleet/Bank of America's Private Wealth Management division. Tony has thoroughly studied the teachings of the value investment philosophy set forth by Benjamin Graham during the 1930s and 1940s and expanded upon by Warren Buffett and other investors in the second half of the 20th century. In 2000 he completed a study of every publicly traded company with a minimum market capitalization of $25 million (over 5,000 companies) in the United States. From this study he created a universe of about 1,100 stocks that he continuously monitors. Tony's equity investment selection process focuses on minimizing three elements of risk: business risk, balance sheet/bankruptcy risk, valuation risk. Tony looks at stock ownership as owning an interest in a business. His goal is to own a portfolio of companies with return and risk characteristics that are superior to the broader market.
I have been investing and trading stocks and options over the past 10 years. My investment thesis is to pick undervalued stocks, with strong growth potential. I currently work as a software developer for a technology company.
I spent 20 years as a CPA and financial professional in the corporate world. For the last 5 years I have made my living as an independent investor. I have traded/invested in stocks for 30 years and mainly look for oversold companies that have good business models and finances but have missed a quarterly number and been punished severely by the market.
Boaz Berkowitz has a unique interest being a Seeking Alpha contributor as he not only has a passion for writing and companies in general, but was also Seeking Alpha's Director of Contributor Relations from 2008 to 2011.
Boaz is currently the Founder & CEO of TalkMarkets, a first of its kind financial website. TalkMarkets is a smart site which covers the entire breadth of the diverse financial realm but is customized and tailored to each individual user. Your interests, preferences, and level of investment sophistication influence what content you see and in what medium. This ensures a browsing experience which is easy, quick and personally relevant. Additionally, we've made interacting easy by incorporating the best social media tools and creating a few of our own.
As the first ever contributor-owned website, TalkMarkets is truly unique and issues its founding contributors equity in the company.
Boaz has a diverse background, having begun his career at Bloomberg L.P. in Manhattan. Later he was lured into the world of e-commerce where for nearly six years he served as the Director of Online Operations for Saturn Enterprises. He has also consulted for several companies including Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW), the world's largest operator of 747 cargo aircraft, and GLX, the first global online financial community specifically for investors.
Boaz's interests extend beyond writing - he is involved with several charitable and community organizations. He sits on the Board of Directors for Binghamton University's Hillel and has served as an auxiliary police officer for the NYPD at Manhattan's 24th precinct. Boaz has an unusually supportive and understanding wife and four amazing children.