I run a small, private long/short portfolio. I focus on long term value, with a full expectation of showing paper losses in the short-term. Agnostic on the topic of catalysts. Wary of false precision. Usually ignorant of quarterly results and analyst forecasts. Seeking durable insights on business models and industry trends, and general wisdom.
I am an investor relations consultant with 25+ years experience steering IR strategy and outreach for over 100 companies across a range of industries. We launched Catalyst Global in early 2012 to serve as a platform for innovating the IR role to better address the radically different dynamics and needs of public companies and investors.
Catalyst's mission is combining senior level experience and counsel with targeted outreach and efficient communications to deliver real change and share price results for "smidcap" companies in today's markets. We understand relationships and credibility take time, and we root all our work in integrity, candor and a focus on ROI.
I post on Seeking Alpha to expand the reach of client and other investment stories we like - and to understand the nature of these new channels of communication. Networking ideas and working with new media is integral to the IR function - plus it's fun.
CG Focus List is a separate service we use to highlight specific investment stories brought to us by some of the really smart investors we know. Profiled companies can be clients, ex-clients, non-clients or desired clients - but they are stories that offer very attractive investment potential and commensurate risk (there's no free ride in investing!)
My posts are NOT endorsed by the Companies on which I write - client or otherwise. We believe in truth and fair play at all times, and at all costs, and gravitate to those who share that view.
I am an event-based investor focusing on opportunities with hard or predictable catalysts - particularly companies undergoing demergers or mergers, or otherwise able to manufacture high-probability growth due to some quirk of corporate structure, capital structure, accretive share issuance, growth via acquisition pipeline, competitive advantage/reinvestment, or other high-probability mechanism.
I am always on the look-out - especially in context of the opportunities mentioned above - for supply and demand imbalances: forced or uneconomic sellers, predicable (exploitable) behavioral trends, or unusual securities that can't be held by many industry players. Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated.
Former Electrical Engineer for the Bell system. Just looking to maximize my retirement income by selecting under valued stocks that are likely to realize large upward movement in a short period of time.
Value Investor in Energy, Real Estate, Transport, Retail, Manufacturing, Media, Finance & Insurance
2009-today: Global Partners Fund, Partner
2006-2009: Babcock & Brown, Private Equity Investor for infrastructure & energy assets
1997-2001: UBS Warburg, Associate Director Corporate Finance,
2008-2012: Board Member & Controlling Shareholder Imperial Parking Corporation, parking services, Canada
2008-2011: Board Member Coinmach Services Corporation, laundry services, USA
2011-2012: CEO Gutta International AG, manufacturing of Bitumen Roofing Sheets, Switzerland
2004-2006: CEO & Owner Mewag AG, manufacturing of tube bending machines, Switzerland
2001-2003: COO Obtree Technologies AG, content management software, Switzerland