Born and raised in the USA, graduated with a degree in Finance then worked at a multi-strategy global hedge fund for about 4 years analyzing stocks all over the world. In 2007 I left the USA and moved to China to study Chinese and start a business. Now, I am the CEO and Co-founder of eFin which provides wall street level research to main street investors via a proprietary algorithm. Our eFin scoe that takes into consideration hundreds of factors to provide the best period of time to make an investment in a stock.
Nevertheless, my experience working at the hedge fund and running my own business has improved vastly my investment making decisions. I believe Warren Buffett said it best “I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor”. I have had my share of busts and winners and have gotten wise enough to always look at both sides of every investment no matter how negative or optimistic the situation is.
"One of the best ways to do well in this business is to go to areas that have been unexploited by research capability and work them for all you can." -Julian Robertson Managing partner of the Schildpad & De Haas partnerships. Seeking Alpha PRO contributor since the library's inception in 2013. A special selection of investment ideas is available through the Exclusive Research service.
I am a Civil Engineer, who is married with three kids under the age of 5. In early 2013 I took a more active role in managing my IRA for retirement and decided to publicly share my experiences in building the portfolio. My hope is to provide a positive example for other young do-it-yourself investors as they save for retirement on a limited budget.
My interest in investing mostly began in 2005 when I started up an investment club with a few friends from college and has accelerated as I've been reading and learning along the way. Since then, investing and the stock market has become a passion and favorite hobby and I've enjoyed writing about stocks and sharing ideas I have here on Seeking Alpha.
My investing goals are to build a nest egg for retirement and fund college education accounts for my kids. I invest mainly in dividend paying stocks that have shown a history of consistent growth in earnings and dividend payouts.
Marc Langefeld, CFA, is currently managing family accounts. Marc previously worked at Pinnacle Associates, a NY-based investment management firm, as an Assistant Vice President, and generated new ideas for its international portfolios. Prior to joining Pinnacle, Marc worked at Globalvest Management Company LP as a Senior Equity Analyst and contributed to the strong investment returns of the company's global funds. Prior to working at Globalvest, Marc worked at global investment houses including Daiwa Securities America Inc. and Credit Suisse First Boston. Marc graduated cum laude with a BSBA degree in Finance from the University of Richmond in 1999 and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2002. He is a member of the CFA Institute. If you would like to email Marc, please do so through LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com.
I am a sophomore at UNC and serve as CIO of the Ewing Schleeter Harris Fund, a long-only equity fund managed by UNC students. In addition to my duties with the ESH Fund, I also manage a pool of capital utilizing a value-focused, research-driven approach and serve as a Research Analyst for UNC's Fed Challenge team.