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.
The author is an analyst with an emerging markets focused hedge fund. Previously, he worked for sell-side equity and commodities research covering technology and food sectors. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in finance.
I am a technology investor, forecaster, entrepreneur and evangelist. Trained as an engineer and scientist. I have worked in the past as both a portfolio manager and an analyst, at some of the top asset management firms in the world, including Westfield Capital, Battery Ventures, SAC Capital and BNP Paribas. I studied EE/CS and mathematics at MIT.