Tim McPartland is a private investor with over 45 years of investment experience. Additionally he is the editor, and former owner, of The Yield Hunter, a website devoted to the hunt for income producing securities of all types, but in particular specializing in preferred stocks, exchange traded debt and Master Limited Partnerships.
For almost 14 years Ron was the Chief Administrative Officer, the General Counsel and a Managing Partner of Highbridge Capital Management, as well as a member of Highbridge’s Board of Managers.
At Highbridge Ron organized and launched over twenty private hedge funds and played a key role in negotiating the $1.4 billion sale of Highbridge to JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings, Inc. in December of 2004. He was a member of Highbridge’s Executive Committee, Investment Committee, Management Committee, Operating Committee, Risk Oversight Committee and Infrastructure Committee. Ron helped build Highbridge from a 7 person, $45 million in assets firm in 1993 to a 235 person, $16 billion in assets firm in 2006.
Ron left Highbridge in June of 2006 to co-found CounselWorks LLC, a company providing business strategy, fund organization and regulatory and compliance consulting services to hedge funds, investment advisers and broker/dealers.
Ron is frequently quoted in the press on regulatory and business issues pertaining to the investment management industry.
Why No Restrictions on Leverage?, The New York Times DealBook, July 19, 2010
A Smarter Way to Regulate, The New York Times DealBook, November 10, 2009
Are We Insuring Moral Hazard?, The New York Times DealBook, April 2, 2009
Retiring to Maine seemed like the American Dream back then:
Today I would picture myself sipping cold brewed Starbucks in LL Bean slippers in front of the Vermont Casting gas fireplace in the sunroom. Later a little snowshoeing in the woods before a lobster Mac and cheese lunch followed by a nap in the Lazy boy recliner.
“If you just sign the payroll deduction form we can get your retirement started all with the help of American Funds”, the broker/adviser said. He made it sound so easy.
Thirty years later reality sets in. The broker is on his sail boat and I'm wondering where my yacht is. Must be docked with the other customer's yachts.
Today, I’m trying to convert a very modest assortment of American Funds into a dividend paying portfolio that will beat my RMD and supplement SS.
Enter SA and the “new achievable” American Dream. With the help of some very knowledgeable SA authors and a bit of luck we will make it and SWAN too.
In the spirit of full disclosure, we have all the goodies described in the first paragraph plus our yacht is a 12 foot Carolina skiff. It still is nice to grab a quick NCL cruise to Bermuda or a longer one to the Caribbean using some of those delicious dividends.
Bank of America Corporation is a bank holding and a financial holding company. It is a financial institution, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, corporations and governments with a range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Through its banking subsidiaries and various non-banking subsidiaries, it provides a range of banking and non-banking financial services and products through six business segments: Deposits, Global Card Services, Home Loans & Insurance, Global Commercial Banking, Global Banking & Markets and Global Wealth & Investment Management. In June 2011, it sold Balboa Insurance Company. On September 29, 2011, it ceased to be a substantial holder in Bow Energy Limited. On November 24, 2011, it announced that Bank of America Corporation ceased to be a substantial holder in the Company. In December 2011, its Bank of America Merrill Lynch closed its private banking unit in Brazil.
I'm a Equity Research Analyst and Long-Short Portfolio Manager. I prefer buying companies that are stable in their industry and have great long term prospects. I believe that companies should earn a profit before I invest in them, which is perhaps a radical thought nowadays.
Currently I'm a 2016 Level III Candidate in the CFA Program.