Accounting Professor teaching financial accounting; PhD, CPA, CMA, CGMA. He holds a BSBA from the University of Arizona, a Macc. from the University of Arizona, and his PhD from Virginia
Tech. He worked in public accounting, industry, as a CFO, a government auditor for the California Auditor General and in litigation support. His publications have been used and filed in Court proceedings by the Securities and Exchange Commission, he has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, and his background includes litigation support and expert testimony in cases involving business litigation (e.g., Ford, GM, and so on) in CA, AZ, TX, NV and MN. He enjoys trading stocks and securities, teaching his classes, and publishing in related areas. Also home repair and remodel, snorkling, and cruises to the Carribean.
Sameer Jain serves as Chief Economist and Managing Director of American Realty Capital, an investment services firm expressly focused on the alternative investment industry. Mr. Jain’s executive management and multifaceted responsibilities at American Realty Capital, include risk management, firm strategy, and direction development, as well as the analysis and evaluation of alternative investments. He has 18 years of industry experience during which his responsibilities have included formulating investment strategy, developing risk management practices and asset allocation models, creating thought leadership, and assessing and engaging real estate, private equity, and hedge fund managers. Prior to joining American Realty Capital Mr. Jain headed Investment Content & Strategy at UBS Alternative Investments, where he was also responsible for all illiquid investing across the platform. Prior to UBS, Mr. Jain served at Citi Capital Advisors Alternative Investments and SunGard System Access. He has written a number of academic and practitioner articles on alternative investments, many of which are available in the public domain at ssrn.com.
Mr. Jain is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.
Mark's mutual fund is launching December 15, 2011.
He is a self taught private investor who operates the website Fund My Mutual Fund (http://fundmymutualfund.com); a daily mix of market, economic, and stock specific commentary. Fascinated by the market since an early age, he discovered mutual funds as a teenager in the 80s and moved to equities by the mid 90s. The origin of the website is/was to leverage the power of the internet in developing a transparent track record to attract investors for his potential "long/short" mutual fund.
His equity focus is identifying secular growth trends and the companies most likely to benefit from these macro trends. Stocks are identified through fundamental analysis, although basic technical analysis is used in determining entry and exit points. You can receive Trader Mark's latest posts daily by subscribing free via RSS reader (http://feeds.feedburner.com/FundMyMutualFund) or subscribing free via email (http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=1109639).
With a degree in economics from the University of Michigan, a broader understanding of the economy as a whole, along with interpreting investor psychology, is also a major interest for Mark. To follow on Twitter, username: fundmyfund