Caiman Valores is a Colombian investment consultancy operated by Matt Smith who has over a decade of experience in investment management. He speaks Spanish, has travelled extensively through South America and lives in Colombia.
His approach to investment analysis relies on gaining a fundamental understanding of the company and then applying a macro-economic overlay. Matt has over two decades of experience in investing and working within investment management and high net worth banking.
He earned a Master of Business Law from the University of Sydney, a Master of Arts in International Relations and a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of New South Wales.
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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/.