143: Mike Melissinos on Launching an Investment Firm Using the Trend Following System

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Mike Melissinos began his research into investing philosophy while working as a junior analyst at Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan. Both the collapse of Bear and the Financial Crisis, in general, were eye-opening experiences and motivated him to launch his own investment firm – namely, to offer a better way to protect capital while still being able to capitalize on major trends.

He graduated from Seton Hall University (2006) with a degree in Accounting. In 2007, Michael worked as a hedge fund auditor for Rothstein Kass; from 2007-2009, he worked as an analyst for Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan; and from 2009-2010, as an equities trader for SMB Capital.

In January 2011, four partners contributed a total of $300,000 to help Michael launch his investment management career. Today, he manages over $5 million for individuals and institutions.

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