Mike Winston, CFA is the founder and Managing Principal of Sutton View Capital LLC, an employee owned hedge fund sponsor and advisor. The firm provides its services to high net worth individuals, family offices and institutions. Sutton View was founded in 2012 and is focused on event-driven and intrinsic value investing. Mr. Winston received an MBA in Finance and Economics from Columbia Business School in 2005, and a BA in Economics from Cornell University in 1999. At Columbia he completed the school’s program in Value Investing, and while at Cornell studied for a year at the London School of Economics. He began his career in 1999 with Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Winston is a CFA charter holder and a member of the Economic Club of New York.
Fortress Capital is an investment firm which specifically concentrates on alternative investments such as global commodity futures online trading and clearing, wealth management, commercial & business loans and real estate sales & developments.
At Fortress there is an understanding that the wide and diverging landscape of alternative investments makes professional experience and excellence extremely valuable.
My name is Chris and I am 28 years old. I have a job that provides an average salary for a college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering. I have a wife and a one year old and own a modest house in Western NY. Working in the corporate world at a large company for about 4 years now, I have realized that I would like to exit this environment much sooner than a 35 year sentence that most have to serve in order to set themselves up for retirement. After quite a bit of reading (sources used are listed in resources section) we have come to the conclusion that the Dividend Growth Investment strategy is the one for us. In the past 4 years my wife and I have been aggressively saving enough money in our emergency fund to provide safety if any major expenses or job loss occurs (all those who own houses can sympathize with this I’m sure). When I first started my job I enrolled in an employee stock purchase plan that I had set for automatically dividend reinvestment. I monitored this fund throughout the years, never sold, reinvested dividends and it grew to about seven thousand dollars. Since we reached our goal with our emergency fund and we established a plan to move forward with our DG portfolio, I sold all of my company stock (did not fit current investment criteria) to start researching quality dividend paying companies and slowly pick some long term winners. Thanks for checking out my website and I wish all of you best of luck on the journey to financial independence.
I‘m an economics undergraduate student of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.
I got into investing at age 17 after reading the intelligent investor and other books about Warren Buffet.
Currently learning as much as possible about investing in all areas, but focused on stock picking - fundamental & technical analysis for now. Options hopefully later.
I enjoy reading SA posts & comments.