Twenty years top tier international corporate finance. Had my own boutique in Houston 1982-88. Written up in Oil & Gas Journal as number 1 firm for oil & gas European capital expertise. Prior, commercial banking VP with NYC and London sovereign debt experience in Belgium, Norway Yugoslavia and (whoops) very earliest Greek Government loans. Also 2 billion in asset generation for Oil Patch companies with Bankers Trust NY from Houston base. Investment banking deals with Shearson include being prime architect of IPO for oil service company and well regarded multi year oil co. exploration Partnership. As boutique, architect of institutional $200 million exploration deal and $45 million oil co. M & A transaction. Held Principal securities license among others. As retired hobby enjoy writing options, most against portfolio or small universe of equities, occasionally rank speculative. Worst deal 3,000 shares of FTR got hammered, holding on (FTR still pays 5%+ on my invested capital.). Best deal, large speculative purchase of TEF calls just prior to their 3 for one split, ouch, commissions tripled, still doubled up. 1992-2006 Cape Cod commercial clammer (50 tons dug.) Slightly recognized/successful political commentary blog ending 2008 (called banking fiasco early.) One play produced, Arthur Miller attended closing and closing party, sweet!