I am an experienced individual investor who has been trading merger arbitrage stocks and options since the 90's. I am a writer with a Master of Science from Northwestern University and I truly enjoy writing articles about the stock market. I try to look for opportunities where the odds are in my favor and there is a definite edge. On Seeking Alpha my articles will aim to provide insight and favorable risk/reward for the readers.However, I am not an investment advisor so any recomendations or ideas I write about in my articles, blogs, or comments shouldn't be taken as investment advice. I recommend using my writings as a starting point to which you should add your own research or that of an investment advisor.
"Any time you make a bet with the best of it, where the odds are in your favor, you have earned something on that bet, whether you actually win or lose the bet. By the same token, when you make a bet with the worst of it, where the odds are not in your favor, you have lost something, whether you actually win or lose the bet."
-David Sklansky, "The Theory of Poker"
JGR Capital Partners is an international equity research and investment advisory firm focusing on public companies under $2 billion in market capitalization. We are headquartered in New York City, with affiliate offices in Los Angeles, Shanghai, and São Paulo. Our team of experienced analysts form investment theses based on company and sector expertise, with a strict focus on fundamentals and valuation.
Professional alternative asset manager. I run a very flexible, truly agnostic deep value and special situations strategy with a 10 year track record and 15% IRR. Based in London, global network. Ex investment banker-20 year career as a cross-asset derivatives specialist with UBS, Morgan Stanley, BoAML.
Dartmouth college, BA economics. Harvard Law School, JD. Chartered FInancial Analyst (CFA) Current career is Private Investments, Hybrid direct private equity and long-term horizon public investment strategy. Also advise private equity and other investment advisory firms on legal and transaction matters.
Recently retired from the information technology industry. Held numerous senior executive positions in hardware, software and service businesses. Primary industry/geo focus has been Financial Services in North America and Europe. Enjoy photography, golf, travel, climbing mountains, fitness and learning new things....but having said all that my family always comes first.
Couple of my favorite quotes...
"You have never really lived until you have done something for someone that can never repay
you." - Unknown
"Because in the end you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing
your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." - Jack Kerouac
Michael Loftis is the founder of Ridgewood Capital Management LLC. His primary focus is value-oriented equity investing in the small and mid cap sectors. Michael is a former investment banker (Lehman Brothers and Barclays) and former M&A and securities law attorney (Mayer Brown and Keating Muething & Klekamp).
After graduating cum laude with a BA in economics from Harvard, I worked in hedge funds and investment banking for ~6 years before leaving to manage my own money full time. I am a CFA charterholder and focus mostly on microcaps / event-oriented trades as that is where I think the market tends to be least efficient. I also started a website to track interesting arbitrage opportunities for individual investors (link below) - check it out!
Chris is the founder of a new Austin-based startup in the beta testing phase.
He is entrepreneur with significant experience researching and evaluating a broad spectrum of subjects, including: technology, investments and private equity opportunities.
Previously he served as Director of Marketing & Technology at Axion Capital Management / Axion Opportunity Fund. A top ranked boutique absolute return fund with a global perspective.