Saj Karsan founded an investment and research firm that is based on the principles of value investing. He has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, has completed all three CFA exams, and has an engineering degree from McGill University. Visit his blog, Barel Karsan (http://barelkarsan.com/).
Retired paper pusher for local government, now working part-time as a consultant. Primary focus is on developing safe & affordable housing, primarily through the acquisition of federal and state government grants for local use. Projects include housing renovation initiatives leading to safer, energy efficient, and generally more affordable 1 to 4 family residential units. Has secured millions in public funds used to address lead-based paint and other health hazards in homes or for the acquisition and renovation of tax delinquent single-family "zombie properties" for resale to low and moderate income households. Admittedly such efforts are not rooted in some deep sense of altruism, but from a belief that in an environment like New York, where health care and shelter expenses for low-income persons are borne primarily through public funds, thoughtful housing related investments can ease the financial burden on taxpayers and simultaneously improve living standards for low and moderate income New York households. LIKES: handicapping thoroughbred horse racing, buying and selling NY made knives, stock picking, Saratoga Race Course in the summer, South Beach in the winter. DISLIKES: reckless spending.
Actively following the capital markets since 2008. Graduated from University of Vienna Economics program in December 2013. My focus is on: Macro, Event Driven, Distressed, Contrarian, Value Investing, Global Economics. I am publishing investment research articles on Seeking Alpha. Follow me on Twitter: @LewiMacro
I am an extremely disciplined and goal orientated college student currently studying at San Francisco State and majoring in Business Finance. After receiving my degree I intend to work at an investment firm as a financial analyst.
Besides school, I have been learning a lot about value investing and have been applying the value investing approach to the stock market by investing my own money in long term securities. I am always on the lookout for a wide variety of investment opportunities, ranging from slow-growth and cyclical companies to asset plays and turnarounds. Before making the final decision to invest real money in any of the businesses I take interest in, I conduct thorough investigative research on each company and document all of my findings. These reports contain information on the company's financial standing, their leadership team, current market conditions, and any other pieces of information that are relevant to the company's financial health and future outlook.