After 25 years as an executive in the financial services industry -- and a dozen more years split between the high-tech industry and the public sector -- I left to pursue endeavors that were more fulfilling on a personal level and more contributory on a societal level. When people ask what I do, I often say that "I dabble." That's only half facetious. I have a lot of interests and feel liberated by no longer being tied to a corporate title (though technically I am President of an investment advisory firm, I-Pension LLC, in which I am a co-owner). I've always been -- and have always wanted to be -- a writer. I've written dozens of articles for magazines on topics ranging from the physiology of sweat to Lincoln's attempt to hire Garibaldi to head up the Union army. My book topics are equally varied: -- "Walden 3.0: A Dystopian Romance" (Erewhon Press, 2011): a novel introducing a utopian community with a range of cultural attributes and belief systems that will alternately delight and dismay pretty much everyone. -- "Your Nest Egg Game Plan" (Career Press, 2009): a how-to guide, co-authored with Prof. Craig Israelsen of BYU, designed to help middle-income investors make the most of their savings by focusing on diversification and low expenses. -- "Marketing for Rainmakers: 52 Rules of Engagment to Attract and Retain Customers for Life" (Wiley, 2009): a collection of business-building and loyalty-inspiring marketing ideas to help build a business and a personal brand. In addition to writing, I'm an adjunct professor at Boston College where I teach at both the graduate and undergraduate level. I've found this interactive dialogue with young minds to be the most enjoyable and rewarding work of my career. If there's one common element to my diverse experience it's a focus on translating complicated subject matter into language that is simple and understandable. I like to put myself in the place of the client, student, or reader and craft messages that resonate and motivate.
I primarily enjoy swing trading stocks and EFTs...both long and short. I also like non-directional option spreads around earnings. Usually I do a few trades a week. Currently I'm a small business owner, but someday I'd like to be a full-time investor.
This modern world still consists of two types of people: slaves and slave owners (shareholders). If you want to know which one you are, ask yourself, "Am I told when to wake up in the mornings or do I wake up when I choose to do so".
I currently work as an analyst for a large real estate investment firm. I have an MBA and am preparing for the level 1 CFA program. My investment style is focused largely on investments that provide basic necessities, have pricing power and cannot be easily replaced or substituted. Simple examples of these investments are those related to food, tobacco, alcohol, oil, and real estate. Simply put, I prefer to invest in things that I can eat, drink, take shelter in, fill my car up with or temporarily ease the burdens of life with.
Self employed owner of a small precision sheet metal manufacturer in southern Ontario,Canada
Several years away from retirement, interested in preservation of capital, income stream etc.
Quite active in the use of options.
Asif Suria is an entrepreneur and investor with a focus on event driven strategies including merger arbitrage and insider trading. He publishes a weekly post that includes the latest mergers and highlights the largest spreads. He also publishes a weekly post that highlights the top 5 insider purchases and sales of the week. Asif is also one of the earliest contributors at Seeking Alpha and has been regularly contributing content since 2005.
- Bachelors Degree in Mathematics Education
- Masters Degree in Mathematics
- Series 6, 63, 65 Completed Successfully (All three completed within 6 months, No longer registered)
- High School Teacher
- Former Personal Banker for Chase Bank
- Amateur Photographer
I am a young, motivated professional, with an affinity for finance and investing. My goals are to educate anyone interested about the benefits and risks of a responsible, sound investment strategy. I am seeking to leverage my various and extensive work experience with knowledge gained from Seeking Alpha to investigate options for a career in the financial services or asset management industry.
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