Welcome to Credit Lime. In my spare time I also contribute to a financial reporting site called www.CreditLime.com which provides in-depth analysis and reporting on news and events in the financial, derivative and credit default swap marketplace. I have over a decade of experience in the financial markets and have traded a variety of equity and fixed income products including but not limited to stocks, bonds and derivatives like credit default swaps (CDS). For the sake of brevity as far as disclosures go, all readers can assume that I hold positions in all the companies I mention or talk about. You can visit and read some of my other postings or reports at: CreditLime (http://www.CreditLime.com/)
James Picerno is a financial journalist who has been writing about finance and investment theory for more than twenty years. He writes for trade magazines read by financial professionals and financial advisers. Over the years, he’s written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg Markets, Mutual Funds, Modern Maturity, Investment Advisor, Reuters, and his popular finance blog, The CapitalSpectator.
Visit: The Capital Spectator (www.capitalspectator.com)
The website Oilprice.com offers free information and analysis on energy and Commodities. The site has sections devoted to Fossil Fuels, Alternative Energy, Metals, Economics and Geopolitics.
To find out more visit our website at: http://www.oilprice.com
Robert Herbst is an independent airline industry consultant. He is the founder of AirlineFinancials.com which provides industry analysis and commentary for major US airlines. In addition to consulting work, Mr. Herbst was a commercial airline pilot for over 35 years. His aviation experience and financial background provide a unique analytical perspective into the airline industry.
Robert Herbst has been interviewed, quoted and referenced in most every major US media outlet and several outside the US.
During the day, Peter Pan meets CXO's of buy side financial institutions and assists their organizations in technology strategy and management information system requirements. He works out of Dubai and manages the asset/ fund management techology solutions vertical for the middle east region, at a global financial information solution company. After sun down, he blogs on subjects that he bumps into at work and beyond.
Peter Pan comes with diverse backgrounds, with degrees in chemistry, corporate finance & business administration and has experience in working across Middle East, Africa and APAC markets.
Clark Troy has worked in the financial services world since 2000, and is currently a Financial Advisor at DWM Advisors, registered investment advisor in Durham, NC. He has completed the educational and exam requirements towards a CFP® certification.
He worked for years as a management consultant in the financial services industry, first as a hands-on consultant who helped firms including investment banks, hedge funds, and life insurers and reinsurers redesign processes and implement change, then as an industry analyst who produced research on industry trends and advised life insurers and the technology vendors who serve them.
Clark holds a Ph.D. in Russian Literature from Columbia University and a B.A. in Russian Studies from Yale University. He is fluent in Russian and has varying degrees of competency in Spanish, French, German, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovene.
Edward is a macro economist, who specializes in growth and productivity theory, demographic processes and their impact on macro performance, and the underlying dynamics of migration flows. Edward is based in Barcelona, and is currently engaged in research into the impact of aging, longevity, fertility and migration on economic growth. He is also working on a book which has the working title: Population, The Ultimate Non-renewable Resource? He is a regular contributor to a number of economics weblogs, including India Economy Blog, A Fistful of Euros, Global Economy Matters and Demography Matters. He was, in fact, a founding member of all these weblogs. Edward follows in detail the Indian, Italian, Spanish, German and Japanese economies. He also has a more than a passing interest in the economies of Turkey and Brazil and in the emerging economies of Eastern Europe. Visit Edward's sites:
Edward Hugh Too (http://edwardhughtoo.blogspot.com/)
Global Economy Does Matter (http://globaleconomydoesmatter.blogspot.com/index.html)
Demography Matters (http://demographymatters.blogspot.com/)
Scott Grannis was Chief Economist from 1989 to 2007 at Western Asset Management Company, a Pasadena-based manager of fixed-income funds for institutional investors around the globe. He was a member of Western's Investment Strategy Committee, was responsible for developing the firm's domestic and international outlook, and provided consultation and advice on investment and asset allocation strategies to CFOs, Treasurers, and pension fund managers. He specialized in analysis of Federal Reserve policy and interest rate forecasting, and spearheaded the firm's research into Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS). Prior to joining Western Asset, he was Senior Economist at the Claremont Economics Institute, an economic forecasting and consulting service headed by John Rutledge, from 1980 to 1986. From 1986 to 1989, he was Principal at Leland O'Brien Rubinstein Associates, a financial services firm that specialized in sophisticated hedging strategies for institutional investors.
Visit his blog: Calafia Beach Pundit (http://scottgrannis.blogspot.com/)
I am a trader focusing largely on the credit markets, though I do dabble often in FX and Interest Rates as well. Across the credit product/market spectrum I trade everything from credit default swaps on corporate/sovereign names to cash bonds and loans to CDO's to credit indices (CDX, iTraxx).
In my commentary I will try to to flesh out and offer an "inside" perspective to the headline stories that grow out of the credit markets such as, for instance, the role of credit default swaps in the current credit crisis or the counterparty exposure to AIG. I will also talk about various risk management issues, pricing and valuation credit models, counterparty risk as well as fundamental value in credit and capital structure relative value plays between equity and credit markets.
Please feel free to suggest ideas or topics.
Visit the A Credit Trader (http://www.acredittrader.com/) blog.
Originally from Cincinnati, I have lived in New York since 2007. I have worked for a startup hedge fund and more recently for W.P. Carey & Company, a real estate investment firm.
I graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor's in History, and later studied Finance at Columbia University. When not thinking about the market, I am either reading, training for triathlons, watching the Cincinnati Reds, or playing guitar in Central Park.
Dr. Charles Lieberman serves as chief investment officer for Advisors Capital Management L.L.C., a money management and investment advisory firm, servicing financial advisors and private clients throughout the country. Dr. Lieberman has overall responsibility for managing its three primary types of separate account portfolios, growth, growth with income, and income with growth.
A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelors degree in economics, he earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania before beginning his professional career as an academic at the University of Maryland and, subsequently, at Northwestern University. After five years in academia, Dr. Lieberman joined the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as head of its Monetary Analysis Staff before coming to Wall Street. At Morgan Stanley and Shearson Lehman Brothers, he focused on the debt and equity markets, respectively. In 1986, he joined Manufacturers Hanover Securities Corp. as chief economist and head of research and retained that position through the subsequent mergers with Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan. During his 11-1/2 years with these banks, he worked intensively with the Bank’s clients, as well as the Bank’s trading desks and portfolio and sat on the Bank’s Markets Committee, which was responsible for funding, interest rate and currency risk management. He also traveled extensively on behalf of the Bank, both domestically and internationally, consulting with senior government officials and portfolio managers of some of the largest financial institutions in the world.
In 1997, he left Chase to found, along with co-founder Henry Kaufman, the global macro hedge fund Strategic Investors Management L.L.C. and to serve as its managing partner and principal strategist. In this role, Dr. Lieberman constructed leveraged investments (some hedged, some unhedged) on a global basis.
Dr. Lieberman is frequently quoted in the media. He has appeared often on CNBC, Bloomberg radio and television, CNN, CNNfn, The Nightly Business Report on PBS, Reuters Financial Television, Fox Business News, and the major television networks. He is often quoted by Bloomberg, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Barron’s, and numerous other domestic and international business publications.
Edward Harrison is the founder of the blog Credit Writedowns (www.creditwritedowns.com) and is a finance specialist at Global Macro Advisors. Previously, Edward was a strategy and finance executive at Deutsche Bank, Bain, and Yahoo. He started his career as a diplomat and speaks German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish and French. Edward holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/edwardnh. Contact him at edh at creditwritedowns dot com as that's the only mailbox he reads regularly.
David Hunkar (pseudonym) holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Economics. He is a part-time consultant for a financial consulting firm where he manages portfolios for manages portfolios for self and family. He has been an investor for the past ten years. David focuses on foreign stocks trading in the US markets including the OTC market. He concentrates on high dividend yield and dividend growth stocks. ETFs are his another favorite investment vehicle. In addition to his contributions here at Seeking Alpha, you can also visit him at his blog www.topforeignstocks.com
In the early 1990s, during the middle of a secular bull market, I began work on "A Modern Approach To Graham and Dodd Investing," that was not particularly suited for the decade of the 1990s, but was ideally suited for the following "Lost Decade" of the 2000s.
Prior to returning to self-employment, Tim ran International Investment Conferences, a producer of mining investment networking events. He came into the position thanks to a blend of experience in the media and mining industries.
He gained a working knowledge of the mining industry as well as commercial Internet applications during a stint at the Chamber of Mines of South Africa.
He moved into the media world as the first Internet Editor for the Sunday Times. From there he went on to be founding editor of a number of publications. He was also a founding director of Moneyweb, a media venture traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange since 1999.
Tim and his family emigrated from South Africa in 2000 after winning the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery.
Tim has a graduate degree in International Relations, and a Diploma in Business Administration. He read for the degrees at Wits University after completing compulsory military service just prior to the cessation of the Angolan war.
Complementing his focus on mining finance and investment writing, Tim also has numerous investigative credits to his name. These include uncovering secret audits of the UN Oil for Food Programme, and documenting a secret visit to South Africa by North Korean officials.
Graham Summers is Chief Market Strategist for Phoenix Capital Investment Research, an independent investment strategy firm based in Washington DC with clients in 56 countries around the world.
My name is Hellasious (pseudonym), I was educated as a chemical engineer but spent almost my entire career in finance, particularly in money, FX and bond markets. The name stands for Hell-as-IOUs and the picture points to Quixotic endeavors.
Visit Hellasious's blog: Suddent Debt (http://suddendebt.blogspot.com//)
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