Tom Samuels has spent over 25 years in investment management and research, 17 of which includes Long/Short experience. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Palantir Capital Management, Ltd. and The Palantir Fund. Institutional portfolio management, original research and investment strategies are the cornerstones of Tom’s 25+ years of investment experience. Immediately before forming Palantir Capital Management, Tom served as the Chief Investment Officer of Stavis, Margolis Advisory Services. Prior to this position, he served as Director of Investments for CIGNA/Lincoln Financial Advisors. Tom received both his BA and MBA degrees fro Rice University where he routinely teaches a course in investments. Palantir Capital Management is an independent fee based registered investment advisory firm. The firm takes an institutional approach to managing assets for a wide range of clients – The Palantir Fund (PALIX - its own global long/short mutual fund), pension plans, foundations, and private clients (high net worth families, executives, and business owners). Palantir also serves as a consultant to other financial advisors.