I am a former engineer in topography (ESGT Paris 80) and specialized later in metrology or very precise measurement (CERN). I was interested in quantum metrology for a while...
I live mostly between California (Santa Monica), Provence-Cote d'Azur (Where my children and grandchildren live) and Sweden (South West Skåne) with my loving wife.
I am managing (investment manager) a large and old private family fund and trade personally a medium-size portfolio for over 25 years
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Einstein.
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David is CEO of New Constructs (www.newconstructs.com), an independent research firm that leverages proprietary technology to find key insights from the Financial Footnotes of 10Ks and 10Qs. Having analyzed over 70,000 annual reports and their Financial Footnotes, New Constructs helps protect clients from the red flags/unknowns in SEC filings.
David is a distinguished investment strategist and corporate finance expert. He is a member of FASB's Investors Advisory Committee, and he is author of the Chapter “Modern Tools for Valuation” in The Valuation Handbook (Wiley Finance 2010).
David's insights into the markets and his stock picks have been popular with a wide variety of media outlets.
Matt is the Head of Investment Strategy and General Counsel of LadderRite Portfolios LLC, a developer of investment solutions based in Naperville, Illinois. Matt plays a key role in developing new investment solutions and executing business development initiatives, advises the company on strategic matters and oversees its legal affairs. Matt previously co-founded and served as Head of Investment Strategy and General Counsel of Accretive Asset Management LLC, the creator of BulletShares Indexes. Prior to co-founding AAM, Matt served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel for Claymore Group Inc., where he provided legal services to Claymore-advised registered investment companies and provided advice and counsel on the development and distribution of a variety of pooled investment products, including exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and other non-investment company structures. Before joining Claymore, Matt held the positions of Securities Counsel for Caterpillar Inc. and Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Caterpillar Investment Management Ltd., and served as Chief Compliance Officer of the Preferred Group of Mutual Funds, a mutual fund complex advised by Caterpillar Investment Management Ltd. Matt began his legal career as an Associate in the Corporate Department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Matt holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a JD from the University of Illinois College of Law and a BA from the University of Illinois.
Jari Ulmer is a long term investor with a focus on income and stability. He holds a B.S. in Science and M.S. in Engineering and works tirelessly in the civil service. Jari's interest in financial writing stems from a long standing fascination with numerical analysis and presentation. He is a strong believer in the do-your-own analysis approach and often is just as interested in an author's methods as he is their subject.
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.
Jason Schwarz authors the popular Economic Timing investment newsletter. His fundamental and technical research has become a primary resource for hedge funds and individual investors.
James Enck was, until recently, part of a principal investing group within a Wall Street bank where he was primarily responsible for sourcing and executing private investments in the broad TMT spectrum globally, in addition to selective opportunities in the public equity and credit markets. Prior to that, he was a European telecom analyst for and a global telecom strategist for Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe Ltd. He was one of the first in Europe to write about access independent voice and its potential impacts, in late 2002/early 2003. This extended to an exploration of the voice/IM mash-up possibilities, which came together conclusively in September 2003. According to Enck, he was the first investment banking analyst to write about Skype, within a few days of its launch. He has been a speaker, panelist and moderator at many universities and telecomm functions across Europe and the United States including the Telco 2.0 Industry Brainstorm, London; FFTH Council Europe Annual Conference, Barcelona; Cambridge-MIT Institute symposium on Internet neutrality, London; VON Europe (as an indusry keynote), Berlin and London; Telecom Executive Network panel with Skype, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Google; London; and a seminar on P2P video, Columbia University in New York City. Visit James's blog (http://eurotelcoblog.blogspot.com/)