My name is Phil Mause. I am a Senior Advisor with the Pacific Economics Group, focusing on energy, regulatory and valuation issues. I retired from 40 years of law practice earlier this year. I am a yield oriented investor and in the last two years, I have done reasonably well in junk bonds, BDCs, mortgage REITS, and dividend paying blue chip stocks. As an avocation, I dabble in stand up comedy.
I read The Intelligent Investor in 1984 which summarizes my philosophy. I invest in special situations, atypical firms, and Financials. As an example, I have been an active investor in TARP warrants. I invest for total return.
I have worked for almost 30 years in the custody end of financial services in the Midwest USA. My interests are personal investing to earn income and prepare for retirement and more contribution to the church and society.
From 2001 to the current, I have been an investor in distressed real estate and I have provided mezzanine financing to real estate investors. From 1995 to 2001 I was a professional angel investor and consultant to early stage high technology companies in the ares of finance, corporate governance and capital raising. From 1984 to 1995 I was the CFO, COO and an owner of a high technology company that provided financial services software and services. I was a licensed CPA for 35 years, but I practiced as a CPA only for the first six of those years.
i have an MBA from the University of North Carolina. Go Heels!
Currently I am majoring in Economics in the Arts and Sciences School at Cornell University and I have recently incorporated my own research company 'Legion Investments & Advisory Company LLC'. Academically, I have pursued my financial interest both inside and outside the classroom. At Cornell I have engaged in a demanding curriculum in finance, economics and public policy to understand the broad forces that affect financial markets. Additionally, I have managed a significantly capitalized IRA retirement portfolio over the past five years. I am particularly interested in bottom-up fundamental equity analysis in the context of macro and industry trends. In pursuing this interest I have analyzed financial statements and conducted both individual firm and industry wide research using, among others, quarterly earnings calls, financial statements, and evaluating emerging macro and industry trends.
My professional experience includes a corporate advisory internship with Standard Chartered in Beijing. My responsibilities included valuation modeling and macro-economic trend analysis with the goal of developing strategies to unlock value in client companies. Additionally, I had the opportunity to intern with FH International Asset Management As a credit analyst. Here I learned to quickly assess a firm’s financial strength and growth potential. My responsibilities included identifying exposure risk to foreign financing, commodity price fluctuations, currency risk and political stability in order to create a complete picture of a firm’s financial credibility. Through my professional experience I have developed strong financial analytic skills and proficiency using financial software.