Private Wealth Manager / Securities Expert / Co-host of "Investing and Your Legal Rights" heard monthly on www.KQV.com. Over 33 years in the investment industry, first working at PaineWebber for almost 20 years which included 3 years as a branch manager. Currently have a CRCP (Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional) designation which is issued through FINRA at Wharton and an AIFA (Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst) which is issued from the Institute of Fiduciary Studies at Katz School of Business. Completed the Institutional Trading Course at the CBOE and Private Wealth Management - Professional Track at Wharton. I work as an expert in Securities Arbitration and Trust Litigation, having provided expert services on over 375 cases and testified in over 50 of them.
I am currently 45 years old, and I have been interested in investing since I bought my first mutual fund at age 14. I have been an active trader and investor for 30+ years now. Along the way, I have worked in real estate, and as an investment and insurance representative. I am also a Chartered Financial Consultant.
I currently run a Commercial Finance Brokerage.
I am a wedding planner living in the Vancouver B.C. area who became environmentally aware as a result of the oil spill in the Gulf Region. I believe the world must end its dependency on oil and I look for investments that are home runs in solar, clean tech, wind energy and technology.
Short and long term investments and trades. I buy significant support pivots, and trade intraday through 3x ETFs as well, especially the TNA/TZA combo, based on established resistance and supports. I generally do not hold a stock if it falls though the pivot more than 1% I do my best to middle them with very short term targets- 1-4% but am not afraid to hold the bag when I know I have a good long. My interests cover all sectors. I thrive on big ideas, but am not afraid to trade charts and news. I also truly enjoy hunting down and exposing the poor track record of supposed experts, and believe that a trader's recommendations largely help predict his future predictions. I strongly believe that those who write articles for well respected sources like Motley and Alpha should keep their own money away from their microphone, and that the article writing traders are the last and most successful breed of pump and dumpers, and that they should all be brought to their knees and run out of the business.
My current market thesis as of July 31.2012: We have entered another speculative patch, gold is leading the market, and without affirmation of a strong stimulus from ECB/the FED we are headed right back to the mid 12000s, and with the Euro zone in a liquidity crunch things could get MUCH worse. I strongly believe Greece will leave the Euro and don't believe it is ever "factored in," so true investors will be at a disadvantage to traders, but there are still long term value plays out there. I believe the miners are rather oversold, and that stimulus will make them bounce like crazy, so NUGT will be a good play when the money printing begins, but wait to read the tape. I am also fascinated with the potential of graphene, and find pricing on CVV to be very appealing despite the giant short manipulations over the last several weeks. I am subject to change my mind at the drop of a hat on any position, so would take most of my ideas on a short term basis and with a grain of salt, I am newer to the business than many traders, despite my right way calls.
My greatest successes this year have been on PRKR, SPRD, AIRM, from the sell off, AAPL, and on the short side- FFN, FB. My greatest failures this year have been UHAL, and MCD on 'pullbacks' which just kept pulling back.
Lee is the general partner of Qualitas Capital Management, a private investment partnership that pursues capital appreciation by seeking superior risk-adjusted investment returns. The partnership invests in the public equities of high quality firms with solid and consistent growth prospects that Lee believes are significantly undervalued based on fundamental analysis. The partnership has a flexible mandate to invest across all business sectors, global regions, and market capitalizations. The partnership typically focuses on firms that Lee believes are relatively underfollowed and often misunderstood yet have what he views as attractive businesses, valuations, and catalysts.
Prior to forming Qualitas, Lee was a portfolio manager at Gator Capital Management ("Gator Capital"). At Gator Capital, Lee was responsible for launching and solely managing the Gator Opportunities Fund (the "Fund"), an open-end equity mutual fund registered with the SEC. During Lee's tenure as portfolio manager of the Fund, he delivered annualized returns of 11.2% (Institutional Class) / 10.9% (Retail Class) from the Fund's inception and outperformed Russell 2500® Index benchmark by 573 and 545 basis points, respectively, over that period. The Fund was ranked in the top 1% of 399 funds in Morningstar's peer category in its first year from inception and in the top 13% year-to-date through October. The Fund was also ranked 10th out of 447 funds in Lipper's "category killers" table in April for year-to-date performance (Wall Street Journal, 5/4/15).
Prior to joining Gator Capital, Lee was a member of the Fundamental Equities Group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). Lee's responsibilities at GSAM covered the gamut of the fundamental equities investment process from idea origination, research, analysis, and implementation to portfolio sector construction and management, risk monitoring, and strategic review. While at GSAM, Lee contributed significantly to the successful launch and growth of all-cap, mid-cap, small/mid-cap, and long/short equity investment products. Lee also provided analytical coverage primarily of the industrials and technology sectors across all market capitalizations.
Prior to joining GSAM, Lee was a co-founder of Tower Hill Securities, a merchant banking firm that focused on funding global emerging growth companies across various business sectors. Prior to co-founding Tower Hill, Lee was a founding member of the strategic consultancy Mitchell Madison Group, and an associate in the Financial Institutions/Services Practice of management consulting firm A. T. Kearney. Prior to joining A. T. Kearney, Lee was also a Faculty Lecturer at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson Schools, where he co-taught several courses in applied quantitative and economic analysis with Professors Ben Bernanke and Alan Krueger.
Lee is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Institute and New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). Lee received his BA from Yale University, his MPA from Princeton University, and his MBA from Stanford University, all with the highest honors and concentrations in economics, finance, and investment management.