Louis is Managing Principal and Founder of MacroTrend Strategies, LLC, an investment management firm managing assets for allocators and successful individual private clients. In 1997 Louis founded Blythe Lane Investment Management and later merged the firm with Centric Investment Group. He also served as a Senior Portfolio Manager for the US Bank Private Client Reserve, and an Investment Consultant for Kemper Securities. Early in his career he worked as a Financial Analyst for Intellogic Trace, a spin-off of DataPoint and a Quantitative Analyst. Louis holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations. He earned an MBA at the University of Denver and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado in Denver. Louis is a contributing author in “The Handbook of Risk” published by John Wiley, and has written white-papers about investment management issues for practitioners. Louis has held chair positions on the board for the Colorado chapter of the Institute for Chartered Financial Analyst and Market Technician’s Association based in New York.