I have spent my entire career, 15+ years, in the asset management industry. I have experience spanning multiple economic cycles and multiple assets classes. My career has been marked with diversity, partly by design and partly by luck. Over the course of 15 years, I have done just about every investment related activity from the back office to the front office from analyst to manager. I have worked for small entrepreneurial firms with less than 30 people to large ones with over 1500. I have worked for quantitative firms and fundamental ones. I mostly focus on long only investing but did work for several years on a market neutral fund. My experience with asset classes ranges from equities to corporate bonds and loans to alternatives like PE, VC, real assets and currencies. For the past 8 years, I have been doing fundamental research on stocks, bonds and loans, as an investment analyst for a mutual fund. My sector focus is Technology and Automotive. I have an MBA and have earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
carefully investing but more often investigating; have had 6 decades of remembered losses in both public markets and private placements. Still a board member of a nonprofit and still holding shares in companies seeded long ago but not yet having reached their investor exits. Trying to be thoughtful about investments and enjoying the experience. Becoming less current all the time, likely finding me to be a doddering old fuddy duddy for anyone reading what I post here.
I am an individual investor with 10+ years of equity experience. My time horizon is 3+ years and I mostly take long equity positions. I label myself simply as a value investor in the Graham/Buffet tradition, but I also speculate and place a wild bet using options when I see temporary mispricing or growth potential.
I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science. I recently joined an academic institution after many years of R&D at a major tech company. I have expert knowledge in operating system kernel, virtual machine monitor, storage/network stacks. My background naturally biases me towards tech stocks, but I do keep a diversified portfolio.
Stan Piland is a private investor with over 20 years experience in institutional equity sales and trading. His portfolio is actively managed, and he employs a multidisciplinary strategy incorporating elements of both value and growth styles. His investment horizon can be anywhere from several weeks to several years for core positions. While the portfolio usually has a long bias, market risk is occasionally hedged with ETFs, options and short sales.
Mr. Piland holds a degree in Government and an advanced degree in Economics and Finance.
University of California San Diego (Physics)
Ecole National des Ponts et Chaussées
Chartered Financial Analyst
15 years in the financial service industry mostly on the asset management side (Axa-IM, BNP-PAM, SGAM and various hedge funds) but also the sell side specialized in technology and energy (Hambrecht & Quist, Friedman Billings Ramsey, etc).