I work in a Canadian alternative investment firm based out of Toronto, Canada in the research department. I have been employed in the financial industry for almost ten years since I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. I have been investing since the tech bubble days of 2000 so I am cognizant of what is rational and what is irrational. I plan to contribute my knowledge and idea generation on Seeking Alpha to share potentially money making trades. These picks are usually theme based or event driven and my focus is on the North American markets.