In addition to his work at Prudena, runs Seven Shadow LLC where he provides financial analysis and software development services to clients. Charlie holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School where he studied accounting, Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Finance, and Value Investing. Please visit his blog for more information.
Ryan Downie has over 5 years of experience as an equity research analyst and holds a BA in Economics from Notre Dame. Previously he has focused on the health care and technology sectors while publishing research for Sidoti. Ryan also founded a financial consulting business in 2010. His interests include financial analysis, behavioral finance, behavioral economics and microfinance.
Vinesh is the founder of ExtractAlpha which brings analytical rigor to the analysis and marketing of new data sets for the capital markets. From 1999 to 2005, Vinesh was the Director of Quantitative Research at StarMine in San Francisco, where he developed industry leading metrics of sell side analyst performance as well as successful commercial alpha signals and products based on analyst, fundamental, and other data sources. Subsequently he developed systematic trading strategies for proprietary trading desks at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley in New York.
Christian is a partner of Emancipation Capital, a registered advisory firm that manages a series of technology focused limited partnership investment vehicles and SMA’s. He has a long history on the buy side and currently runs trading for the firm. He is an experienced enterprise software analyst and holds the role of Chief Compliance Officer for the company. He is also a Director of Circle N Advisors, LLC, a RIA business subsidiary of Emancipation Capital.
Prior to Emancipation, Christian was an analyst at SAC Capital Advisors, working primarily on a technology portfolio and syndicate desk. Prior to this, he was a member of the options market making team at GroupOne Trading, LLC located on the American Stock Exchange.
In college Christian worked for a quantitative finance analyst on the Bear Stearns program trading desk, specializing in modeling supply/demand dynamics within rebalancing indices. At Lehigh University he studied mechanical engineering and finance, earning a B.S. in quantitative finance with honors.
Let’s face it, doing in-depth equity analysis is a time-consuming, high-skill activity. Not everyone has all the tools to do it well. However, together, we can dramatically reduce the time and effort required to get the insights that we need to make high-quality investment decisions. Wikipedia showed how the crowd can beat the “experts” and produce something incredible. The open-source software revolution revealed how transparency and collaboration can improve quality. The dramatic reduction in cost of financial data and the development of APIs have made it easier than ever to aggregate the data required to perform financial analysis. We believe that the time has come to combine these ideas and new technologies to save everyone time and improve the quality of our financial decisions.
PRUDENA – wiser together.