Alan H. Schlesinger Alan is a seasoned Wall Street professional with more than 35 years of investment banking experience. Over the last 25 years, he has held senior managerial positions in the High Yield Market with leading investment banks. From 1984 – 1986, Alan was a Managing Director in charge of High Yield Trading at LF Rothchild. From 1986 – 1988 he acted in a similar capacity at Bear Stearns. While at Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette from 1988 – 1993, Alan worked as a Managing Director of High Yield Trading and was instrumental in developing the Investment Bank’s highly successful sales and trading effort. Alan was a Managing Director and Head of UBS’s High Yield Department from 1994 – 1996. In 1999 Alan became a Director at BNP Paribas Capital Markets’ High Yield Department in charge of Global High Yield trading risk. Alan founded Sage Securities Corp. and until July 2005 was the President of this boutique was specializing in both special situation trading and Investment Banking. In 2001 Alan founded Alchemy Fund LLP, a private global multi-strategy investment fund, utilizing a relative value approach to investing in debt and equity securities.
Chris DeMuth Jr. is the founder of Rangeley Capital LLC. Rangeley is an investment firm that focuses on event driven, value-oriented investment opportunities. Rangeley Capital and his value investing forum, Sifting the World (StW), search the world for misplaced bets. Rangeley exploits them for its investors and then Mr. DeMuth writes about them on StW.
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Kofi Bofah is a 2002 graduate of the University of North Carolina. After graduating from UNC, Bofah worked as a financial adviser with American Express. On Jan. 12, 2004, Kofi Bofah was to found Onyx Investments, Incorporated, in Chicago Loop. Onyx Investments offers fee-based financial advice, asset management, insurance brokerage, and tax planning services. Interested parties may visit the website www.onyxinvestments.com for more information about Onyx Investments.
Vineet Dutta currently holds a Masters in economics and is currently works as a consultant in the risk management space. Before working as a consultant he has worked at one of the large money center banks, where he worked within the institutional counterparty risk organizations. Vineet’s has been actively involved in the capital market space for ten years. His investment theories are based around macro economic trends globally as well using option strategies to help maximize returns and minimize losses.
Jack Lifton is an Independent consultant and commentator, focusing on the market fundamentals and future end use trends of the rare metals. He specializes in the sourcing of nonferrous strategic metals and on due diligence studies of businesses in that space. His work includes exploration, mining, refining and the recovery of metal values by the recycling of not only metals and their alloys but also of metal-based chemicals used as raw materials for component manufacturing.
Mr. Lifton has more than 50 years of experience in the global OEM automotive, heavy equipment, electrical and electronic, mining, smelting, and refining industries. His background includes the sourcing, manufacturing, and sales of platinum group metal products, rare earth compounds, and ceramic specialties used to make catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, batteries, and fuel cells. He is knowledgeable in locating and analyzing new and recycled supplies of 'minor metals' including tellurium, selenium, indium, gallium, silicon, germanium, molybdenum, tungsten, manganese, chromium, and the rare earth metals.
Today he primarily consults to institutional investors doing due diligence on metals related opportunities and to natural resource ventures on technologies and markets.
Jack wrote a weekly column on minor metals for Resource Investor for three years until December 2008, during which he authored more than 125 original articles. He is also speaks on minor metals fundamentals and end-uses at private, public, and professional meetings.
Since 2007 he has made presentations at conferences, seminars, and workshops all over the world more than 50 times.
Solid application of my considerable intellectual capacity and education at the very top tier schools on both coasts allows me to cut to the essence of the situation and is responsible for my not inconsiderable wealth.