Oliver is principal at Huckleberry Investments, a London based investment manager. He invests using a long-term value strategy, aiming to produce low-risk returns far in excess of the market. Oliver achieves this outcome by running a very concentrated portfolio, relying on intensive research to uncover the best opportunities. At Huckleberry, volatility is often elevated, but fear of volatility should never get in the way of low-risk returns. Single name short positions are very rare and are only initiated if conviction is high.
Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC and producer of its TV series. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books.
Her editorials appear in 27 languages and 200 newspapers syndicated by Inter Press Service, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha.com. Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in USA) Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor; and Challenge, Mainichi (Japan), El Diario (Venezuela), World Economic Herald (China), LeMonde Diplomatique (France) and Australian Financial Review.
Since becoming a full-time media executive in 2004, Hazel has stepped down from many of her board memberships, including Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005), the Social Investment Forum and the Social Venture Network. She has been Regent's Lecturer at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California-Berkeley, and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980.She remains on the International Council of the Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social, Sao Paulo, Brasil; serves on the Program Council of FORUM 2000, Prague, Czechoslovakia, founded by the late President Vaclav Havel; is a World Business Academy Fellow; an active member of the National Press Club (Washington DC), and a member of the Association for Evolutionary Economics. She is an Honorary Member of the Club of Rome. She shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow to Britain’s Royal Society of Arts, founded in 1754.
She leads the Transforming Finance initiative, created the Green Transition Scoreboard®, co-developed with Calvert the GDP alternative renamed the Ethical Markets Quality of Life Indicators, co-organized the Beyond GDP conference for the European Commission, and funded three Beyond GDP surveys, finding strong support worldwide for ESG metrics in national accounting.
In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, she was honored as a "Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior" by Trust Across America. In 2012, she was honored with the Reuters Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & Investing at TBLI Europe. In 2013, she was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame.
Her 2014 monograph, Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age, published by ICAEW and Tomorrow’s Company, UK, is available for free download from www.ethicalmarkets.com.
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I'm a young private investor. I prefer concentrated bets on small, quality businesses. I'm a strategic generalist, tactical specialist; I scan broadly looking for quirky things to become obsessed with for awhile, to accumulate clusters of competence in neglected niches. I'll place on my watch-list most anything that is predictable enough to value accurately, and wait for the right price. My idea horizons, which used to be ~1 year, seem to be lengthening.
My current top holdings are FN, KTCC, AGM, NVMI, EMAN, SILC, and SLP.
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I earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, in 1979. I taught as an adjunct Assistant Professor at campuses of the City University of New York, and at the College of New Rochelle. Subsequently, I became a tenured teacher in the New York City Department of Education after teaching Mathematics for 3 years. As an undergraduate student, I took courses in Biology and Chemistry since I had planned to become a physician. I owned shares in Dendreon , whose scientific activities in immunology I had been following since Dendreon's early days. About 5 years ago, I came across PharmAthene's approach to immunology which struck me as a more scientifically effective method. I bought the stock then, and now own more of the shares. My interests in Pharmacene's ongoing litigation with Siga are philosophical.
Currently managing a long / short portfolio for a family office
BA in Economics from Yale University
MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business
Prior Investing Experience:
Leonard Green and Partners Private Equity
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Analyst and Fund Manager with almost 20 years investment experience. Coverage includes a variety of industries, with a focus on technology.
Particularly focused on value stocks, poorly understood or under-followed situations, and contrarian perspectives.
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