63 year old with an undergraduate degree in Economics. Began my career as a computer programmer, initially developing accounting systems for small businesses. Progressed to developing financial and investment systems primarily for the insurance industry. In 1987, started a technology corporation developing investment management systems supporting equity, fixed income and private placement investments. In 2001, the corporation was sold to a Fortune 500 company. As president of the corporation, overseeing finance, developed strong financial skills. Personally wrote all the computer reports and models required by the M&A attorneys and buyers necessary to facilitate the marketing and sale of the business. In 2006, began my second career in portfolio management, taking both long and short positions.
Over 30 years of investing in individual stocks. Extensive business experience with small to mid-size companies, including as CEO. Many hundreds of blog posts on financial and economic matters since 2008. Focus on value with catalysts for upside price action. Background as a physician and pharmaceutical inventor and entrepreneur, however focus now is global and involves almost all economic categories.
Eric Parnell, CFA, is the Founder and Director of Gerring Capital Partners. Gerring Capital is a registered investment advisory firm seeking attractive returns opportunities emphasizing value, quality and risk control. Eric also publishes The Universal premium service on Seeking Alpha targeting winning strategies in bear and bull markets across the asset class universe. Gerring Capital implements these strategies for its investors and then Eric discusses them on The Universal. Eric is also a Visiting Instructor at Ursinus College in the Department of Business and Economics. Prior to founding Gerring in 2005, Eric was the Director of Investment Communications at SEI Investments and an Economist at Moody’s Analytics.