Hi, I love life and want to live it to its fullest. My aim is to retire when I am forty and live on dividends. I have a modest life style so I think I can achieve it. My first milestone is to - earn in dividends what equals to 2 months of my average expenses by the time I hit 30
My academic background is in Engineering and management.
Besides one basic accounting course at university my investment knowledge is self-taught.
Reading books, SEC filings, annual reports, analyst reports, blog posts, MOOCs, message boards and listening to select podcasts and conference calls has helped me enormously to evolve as an investor.
Dr. Knippel has been acting as the Chairman of Global Village Holdings Ltd & Knippel Consultants LTD, holds a Ph. D. from University of London, a LL.M. (Hons.) in Business Law from Tel-Aviv University, in a Joint program of Law and Business faculties, and a LL.B. in the School of Law.
Been involved for years in property & capital market investments in several countries directly and indirectly through companies.
During March 2000 to July 2005 was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mitos e-commerce a leading site of its kind in Israel during his term.
In the academic world: He was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. The topic of research was:Legal Aspects of Financial Services over the Internet.
During a long and established career held a number of posts, such as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce in Tel Aviv, Chairman of the Committee of Banking and Capital Market of the Chamber of Commerce, and served as a member of the presidency of the Tel Aviv Chamber of Commerce. Was a Consultant at the Income Tax Authority in Israel on a project related to Building an Economic Model based on data found on the Tax Authorities computers.
Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime: a member of the ‘Faculty’ & presenter at workshops.
Dr Asher Knippel was for 15 years the Head of the Finance Institute, which offered in-service training for CEO's, CFO’s,financial officers. Also been financial advisor to several leading Israeli companies and economic institutes, liquidators of large companies, Etc.
Published a number of books, guides and articles in
professional magazines on business and financial planning in changing markets and uncertain conditions. Also was previously the editor of professional reviews and magazines, among them "Maxi-Fax" (a daily review for managers delivered by fax), "Business Channel", "Money" (a weekly financial magazine), and was writer of the "Credit Portfolio" column in the elite Israeli daily "Haaretz", as well as many others.
Specialties: Investments, Consulting, Property, Internet, Law, Global Tax Strategies, Finance, e-commerce, Constructing Loans
Charlie Zhou is currently attending the MBA program at London Business School, ranked #1 in the world by Financial Times. Prior to becoming a student again, he worked at Moody's Analytics and Deloitte Consulting. He double majored in Computer Science and Economics at U.C. Berkeley.
MBA from UCLA Anderson, CPA, and CFA charterholder currently working for a global top-20 asset manager in Hong Kong. Los Angeles roots and bilingual Mandarin. I previously worked for a fund of hedge fund and have some accounting experience in the entertainment industry.
I have been investing since October 2008. My initial investment focus was on REITs and other income stocks but have since expanded my universe to include any value situation. I enjoy reading fact-based fundamental analysis and shun emotional arguments.
I'm a log term investor with a focus on retirment. My first try at investing was in the late nineties. I was amazed at how easy it was to make money investing in tech heavy mutual funds. Then the bubble burst. What little I had left over after the dot.com bust was futher reduced by the crash of '08. After a bit of investment research I ditched mutual fund investing and am now focused on value and dividened growth stocks. I have worked in the healthcare field for nearly 10 years. Before that I was in social work (man, I'm glad to be in healthcare!). My educational background includes political science, history, and education. I follow sports seasonally as I prefer to watch hoops and some football. I find that there are similarities between sports and investing: no matter how much research one does, the outcome is not guaranteed.