I was trained as a lawyer and practiced in the fields of corporate law and bank regulation in large U.S. firms for 20 years, then decided to do other things. My career has included banking and being an entrepreneur. For seven years I was CEO of a high-tech sports business. I have retired from active business and spend full-time writing, mostly on economic subjects. My books include: High Rollers: Inside the S&L Debacle (1991) Debt Spiral: How Credit Failed Capitalism (2009) Practical Handbook for Bank Directors (1995), second edition due 2012 Corporate Governance for Public Company Directors (2003)
I participated in the creation of financial derivatives, beginning with the introduction of Eurodollar and Standard and Poors futures at the CME, and including the secondary market trading of OTC swaps. I have established and managed trading desks in these instruments and managed MHT Futures, Inc., one of the first bank subsidiaries to clear futures. Today I teach and write about the need for market-based innovation in these seriously flawed markets.
Male that received B.A. in Political Science and minor in Economics.
Over 15 years director level management experience in various organizations in the logistics sector before leaving in 2006.
Have been actively investing since "voluntarily" retiring.
Enjoy watching major league baseball, pro football, pro and college basketball . Also enjoy reading financial news, columnists, economists as well as monographs that provide insight into our world's problems such as climate chaos, causes of recessions, depressions; stats regarding demographics; and political, economic, philosophy, and any type of world history.
US Marine 'Nam Veteran, Aviation Engineering 45 years, musician, curmudgeon (phi beta stigma). Reformed Payroll Slut (retired), my ultimate goal to grow the nest egg, in the meantime have some fun, share suppository knowledge and perhaps entertain (snark warning).
Highly quantitative equity division risk manager with 20 years
of experience at Franklin Templeton Investments with a broad understanding of
the diverse aspects of the firm and investment industry as a whole. Extensive
knowledge of risk management, attribution and performance analysis, quantitative
analysis, and project management. Superior analytical and quantitative
abilities with proven results providing scalable tools to manage changing and growing
Skilled in maintaining flexibility, resourcefulness, and an
entrepreneurial spirit during the departments ongoing growth in size and
capabilities. Self-directed and effective in taking initiative and developing
programs and services that meet Franklin Templeton’s objectives. A dedicated
and enthusiastic manager able to motivate teams to provide excellent service
and develop ongoing client relationships.