Caiman Valores is a Colombian based independent investigations and risk management consultancy. It specializes in South American listed companies and conducting regional economic and risk assessments. The principal of Caiman Valores "Matthew Smith" has over a decade of experience in the investment industry. During that time he worked in investment and risk management, investment advisory and corporate strategy. Over the years, he has spent considerable time analyzing investment solutions as well as designing and implementing risk management frameworks for two global banking institutions. Prior to embarking on a career in financial services he built a career in the field of risk management for government security agencies. He has travelled extensively through South America, speaks Spanish and enjoys learning about new cultures and languages as well as travel and adventure. Matthew has a Master of Business Law from the University of Sydney as well as a Master of Arts in International Relations and a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of New South Wales. Please feel free to contact him regarding investments, writing, or speaking opportunities via email at email@example.com.
Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He is also a trader in the equities markets and works with traders in proprietary, hedge fund, and investment bank settings.
Dr. Steenbarger has authored The Psychology of Trading (Wiley, 2003) and Enhancing Trader Performance (Wiley, 2006), as well as over 50 peer-reviewed professional publications in psychology and psychiatry. He maintains an archive of free articles and research at www.brettsteenbarger.com and writes a daily blog on market psychology at www.traderfeed.blogspot.com.
Michael Pettis is a professor at Peking University's Guanghua School of Management, where he specializes in Chinese financial markets. He has also taught, from 2002 to 2004, at Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management and, from 1992 to 2001, at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.
Pettis has worked on Wall Street in trading, capital markets, and corporate finance since 1987, when he joined the Sovereign Debt trading team at Manufacturers Hanover (now JP Morgan). Most recently, from 1996 to 2001, Pettis worked at Bear Stearns, where he was Managing Director-Principal heading the Latin American Capital Markets and the Liability Management groups.
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Mr. Boucher began trading at age 16. His trading helped finance his education at the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated in Economics. Upon graduation, he founded Investment Research Associates to finance research on stock, bond, and currency trading systems. Mr. Boucher joined forces with Fortunet, Inc. in 1986, where he developed models for hedging and trading bonds, currencies, futures, and stocks. In 1989, some of the results of this research were published in the Fortunet Trading Course. While with Fortunet, Boucher also applied this research to designing institutional products, such as a hedging model on over $1 billion of debt exposure for the treasurer of a Fortune 500 company. Mark is the author of a book titled, The Hedge Fund Edge and contributed a weekly column to tradingmarkets.com, a site he co-founded, from 1998-2006. Mr. Boucher has also published the monthly newsletter Portfolio Strategy Letter since 1992, which has averaged high teens annual returns without a negative year since inception, including in 2008. Mr. Boucher has advised offshore clients and hedge funds in the use of the strategies he publishes in Portfolio Strategy Letter since 1989. His research products and some of his columns are available on http://www.midasresourcegroup.com/.