Academic background in accounting; MBA/CPA/JD. Headed a corporate pension fund; served as CFO for insurance company; established title/transactional firm; served as REIT CEO; former professor; served on profit and non-profit boards; currently share management responsibilities for hedge fund; compete in professional golf tournaments. Writing background includes various briefs in federal courts, including US Supreme Court. Currently trying to finish a science fiction novel. Trading experience focused on options and portfolio enhancement. Plans to retire from hedge fund as of December 31st. Future activities will include pro bono assistance to individuals and groups in need of retirement guidance. Looks forward to more time for writing and travel.
Darren is the jester at the Cash Flow Kingdom, the investment community where Cash Flow is King. He also owns ProActive Financial LLC where he provides Financial Planning and Analysis consulting services directly to corporations. Darren's education includes a Bachelors in Economics, an MBA, and a Certificate in Personal Financial Planning.
Whitney Tilson is the founder and Managing Partner of Kase Capital Management, which manages three value-oriented hedge funds. Mr. Tilson is also the co-founder of Value Investor Insight, an investment newsletter.
Mr. Tilson has co-authored two books, The Art of Value Investing: How the World's Best Investors Beat the Market (2013) and More Mortgage Meltdown: 6 Ways to Profit in These Bad Times (2009), was one of the authors of Poor Charlie’s Almanack, the definitive book on Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, and has written for Forbes, the Financial Times, Kiplinger’s, the Motley Fool and TheStreet.com. He was featured in two 60 Minutes segments in December 2008 about the housing crisis (which won an Emmy) and in March 2015 about Lumber Liquidators. He served for two years on the Board of Directors of Cutter & Buck, which designs and markets upscale sportswear, until the company was sold in early 2007.
Mr. Tilson received an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he was elected a Baker Scholar (top 5% of class), and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, with a bachelor’s degree in Government.
Mr. Tilson spent much of his childhood in Tanzania and Nicaragua (his parents are both educators, were among the first couples to meet and marry in the Peace Corps, and have retired in Kenya). Consequently, Mr. Tilson is involved with a number of charities focused on education reform and Africa. For his philanthropic work, he received the 2008 John C. Whitehead Social Enterprise Award from the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York. He is a member and past Chairman of the Manhattan chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Mr. Tilson lives in Manhattan with his wife and three teenage daughters.
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My background combines more than a decade as a portfolio strategist, ten years as an economist and 4 years as an adjunct faculty member teaching graduate courses in finance and international business. Most recently I co-founded Investment Cycle Engine, a firm that offered algorithmic multi-asset and equity sector rotation model portfolio strategies with a tail-risk component to clients.
I only look at stocks that have the possibility to double over a twelve month period and stocks in which the risk/reward ratio payout is high. In addition I focus on swing trade opportunities. I focus more on valuations and risk/reward metrics as opposed to what make companies tick. I have been a professional investor for over 20 years and during the past several years an economics analyst and financial writer for capital.gr, the biggest economic news portal in Greece. I have managed money from time to time and have also done some seed venture capital projects in the past.
Intrepid Leader at an RIA. My firm and I simplify the lives of busy clients by providing ongoing financial planning and asset management. this is done by providing our clients customized, ongoing comprehensive financial planning, and customized investment advisory services tailored to the clients' needs. As a fiduciary, we have a legal obligation to put the needs and interests of our clients above our own. Specialties: fee based comprehensive financial planning, retirement planning, life insurance and protection planning.
Independent investor and stock analyst at Matrixtrade.com. Trend follower and market timer. Correlations and analogues. All time frames, all instruments.....wherever I see an edge I trade it.
I've been contributing to SA since 2011, with a break to join the PRO editorial team from 2013-2015. I got my Series 7 and 63 back in 2000, and watched the dot-com bubble peak and then burst in real time at a small, tech-focused retail brokerage in NYC.
I am the author of Alternative Assets and Strategic Allocation, released in 2010 by Bloomberg Press/John Wiley. I have been involved with investments of all types on both sides of the Atlantic since 1980, as an equity analyst, portfolio manager, research director and corporate planner. I have established the investment function at several firms and introduced alternative investments where they had not previously been employed. I was deeply involved with shaping European Union securities legislation and have consulted widely to investment management firms, central banks and ministries of finance. I am also the author of articles appearing in the Journal of Risk Finance and the Journal of Trading. I hold a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University.
I manage a family office portfolio of stocks, commodities and other investments and write about my investment ideas and short-term trades. I am an entrepreneur, analyst and former EVP of a biofuel company. As the original lead partner of this company, I raised $275,000 in initial seed capital in 2006, and then together with a great team helped grow the business into a multi-million dollar enterprise with over 50 employees. We sold the business in 2015. I have 25+ years of experience in financial analysis, risk management and business development. Almost all of my career has been in energy and commodities. I have an MBA in Finance and a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
Managing seed capital in a long/short equity strategy. Will occasionally use derivatives to add or reduce leverage. Strong background in technical analysis is used as a complementary strategy to reduce risk and manage timing of entry and exit points.
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I am a hedge fund manager focused on healthcare stocks.
I started my career almost 20 years ago as an investment banker. After a stint in private equity, I ended up working as an analyst at a large and prominent hedge fund. I was
known by many in the industry for my indepth due diligence process. One of
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When I left to start my own fund, I had the privilege of receiving part of my
start-up capital from one of the legends of the hedge fund industry. Sitting next to him and walking him through my process step by step, stock after stock, is one of my most cherished professional memories.
5% of the incentive fees of my fund are committed to charity
I study numerous topics including biotech, oil prices, value investing, momentum investing, portfolio allocation strategies, and many more. My research is always highly thorough and always includes my own objective analysis. My background is in Chemistry, History, and Economics, with a heavy research foundation.
Current Project: Researching micro and nano biotech companies that are in stage 1-3 FDA approval process. My strategy combines unique quantitative analysis, technical analysis, and my background as a chemist to dig deep into research articles and determine the future of a company's drugs. My goal is to combine accurate fundamental and statistical analysis with computation and correct technical timing with a hard science background to find the most likely drugs to make it from stage 1 to approval.
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Over 35 years of investing in individual stocks. Extensive business experience with small to mid-size companies, including as CEO. Many hundreds of blog posts on financial and economic matters since 2008. Focus on value with catalysts for upside price action; and biotech. Background as a physician and pharmaceutical inventor and entrepreneur.