I had worked in engineering for most of my career, and recently retired from the business I owned for 15 years. I realised property and investing could provide an easier way of life. So having built up a suitable portfolio, I decided to embark on this lifestyle full time. I am British, and have my main residence in the UK, but can be seen for part of the year at my villa in Southern Spain. Having experience in buying and selling base metals through my business, I gravitated towards using instruments to trade virtually. These past few years I have gained more knowledge about this very interesting sector.
Retired Refinery and Petrochemical Commissioning and Production Manager, having worked for 48 years worldwide in more than 42 countries and on more than 42 small and big projects. Fluent in at least 4 languages and a practical very Hands-on Engineer / peoples Leader and so on. Now staying in Switzerland on a Refinery Project.
I am an independent investor who also teaches value investing at www.csinvesting.org. My interests include Austrian economics, gold, specialty insurance, business services, and resources. My goals are to value and explain investments as a business person.
I have been investing ever since I was 12 and sold my nintendo 64 to fund my first trade. Since then, I earned a degree in economics with high honors from Harvard University, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and am completing my dissertation for a PhD in finance from Chicago Booth. I also worked 2 years as an analyst at Peter J. Solomon - an Mergers and Acquisitions investment bank in New York City.
I am a long term, value investor. I believe that beating the markets in the short term is tough! Studying under Nobel Prize winner Eugene Fama, I appreciate the efficient markets view of the world and that very few managers consistently outperform the markets. However, theory also recognizes the long-term outperformance of value stocks, especially small-cap distressed stocks.
I look for high-quality, distressed companies that will survive the distress and prosper in years to come. Distressed companies may have very low valuations relative to prior years, and the stock price may be highly volatile - frequently moving 10+/- percent in a single day. These stocks are difficult to hold for investors that lack the deep understanding of the business that justifies that the stock is trading at large margin of safety. I look for simple, hard-to-kill businesses with clean balance sheets, strong and shareholder-friendly management, insider buying and predictable catalysts. I hope to shed light on a diversified portfolio of these opportunities to help other investors survive the distress and prosper when Mr. Market turns in their favor.
Retired entrepreneur who now manages his stock portfolio full time. Mainly a dividend investor, particularly international stocks without withholding taxes as my tax position does not allow me to reclaim any withholding taxes.
I am ALWAYS looking for interesting stock ideas involving dividend paying stocks that pay dividends with zero or very low withholding taxes and willing to share ideas with other investors.
I also like high risk situations as I am well diversified and have a long time horizon
Shane Brett is the author of the new book "The AIFMD Cheat Sheet" (August 2013) and also "The Future of Hedge Funds" (December 2012). Shane is on the Editorial Board of "All About Alpha" and is a Contributor Writer to "HedgeTracker.com".
He is the founder of the asset management and alternative investment consultancy "Global Perspectives" (www.globalperspective.co.uk)
His books are available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle here:-
He was recently invited to join the "Atheneum Partners Executive Network" to provide expert economic and financial analysis to their clients worldwide.
Shane has been interviewed extensively on global financial and economic developments on radio and television in Europe (interview links below). He has a regular interview slot on "Dukascopy TV" (the Swiss Business Channel), a fortnightly regulatory interview column on ProHedge.co.uk, and is an industry conference speaker.
He has also been published in multiple industry publications including HFM Week, All About Alpha, CAIA, Opalesque, ProHedge.co.uk, HedgeTracker, Q Finance, Canadian Hedge Watch & Australian Fund Monitor. Full links to recent publications below.
Through "Global Perspectives", the consultancy he founded in 2011, Shane publishes regular, highly regarded White Papers on all aspects of Hedge Funds, Asset Management and global economic trends (read or sign up at www.globalperspective.co.uk). These White Papers are syndicated by multiple content providers across the industry in Europe and North America.
Shane has over 15 years experience in Hedge Fund / Asset Management Operations, Consultancy and Programme/Product Management, at many top Managers & Administrators worldwide including BNP Paribas, HSBC, UBS & RBS (in London, Dublin, Sydney, Edinburgh & Wellington) .
Global Perspectives offers Consulting, Research and Development to the Asset Management & Hedge Fund industry.