I'm a former hedge fund and Goldman Sachs' research analyst who worked on the buy & sell-sides for more than a decade. Before investing professionally I was a strategy consultant at Bain & Co. I left Goldman to invest my own capital and explore several independent ventures - one of which is to create content that helps others to invest their own capital. To that end, I've just started a marketplace service called Cogent Alpha. I own 15-20 stocks in my own portfolio, and with the service I explain what I own and why I own them. Here's my introduction video. I also run another website that contains many of my earlier articles, you can view that here. And then, outside of work...I'm from New Zealand and I've lived in many places, including Australia, the UK, the US and now Hong Kong. On the education front, I have an MBA from INSEAD and undergraduate degrees in Finance and Law from The University of Auckland.