Gary Zimmerman, Christine Benz, Dennis Carlson and Dr. Stan Humphries join Ilyce this week to discuss money management, the economy and the future of real estate on June 15, 2014 on WSB radio.
These four experts will offer their opinions on the economy as well advice on personal finance and real estate. You can stream the show online at http://streaming.wsbradio.com/_players/coxradio/index.php?callsign=WSBAM starting at 11 a.m. Eastern time.
Gary Zimmerman, Founder, MaxMyInterest.com
Gary Zimmerman is the Managing Partner of Six Trees Capital LLC and Founder of MaxMyInterest.com. Previously, Mr. Zimmerman was an investment banker at Citigroup, where he was a Managing Director and Global Head of Strategic Solutions for Sovereign Wealth Funds, responsible for advising these funds on their direct investment activities globally. In that role, he spent considerable time in Europe, the Middle East and Asia advising funds with more than $5 trillion of assets under management.
Earlier, Mr. Zimmerman led Citigroup’s cross-border M&A business in Japan, advising multinational corporations, financial institutions and private equity funds on their strategic ambitions overseas. Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Zimmerman worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch & Co. and SG Barr Devlin, a division of SocieteGenerale, both in New York.
Mr. Zimmerman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Economics, and subsequently completed an executive education program at the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.
Maxmyinterest.com is an online cash management solution that helps investors optimize their returns on cash. At this point, it is an invitation-only tool. Mr. Zimmerman’s team has created an invitation code for Ilyce’s listeners on WSB. If you wish to sign up, visit maxmyinterest.com and enter the code: WSBradio.
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Find Max on Twitter @maxmyinterest
Christine Benz, Director of Personal Finance, Morningstar
Christine is Morningstar’s Director of Personal Finance, a position she has held since early 2008. In that capacity, she writes and edits a monthly newsletter, Practical Finance, which advises do-it-yourself investors on every aspect of the financial-planning process. She also writes a weekly column, “Improving Your Finances,” on Morningstar.com, and was the creator of Morningstar’s “The Short Answer” column, which is geared toward investors just starting out. She is widely quoted in the media, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and MarketWatch, and has been a frequent guest on CNBC, PBS’ Nightly Business Report, and Fox Business News.
Since joining Morningstar in 1993, Christine has been a central part of Morningstar’s effort to deliver quality financial investment information to Morningstar’s 6 million-plus clients. As an analyst and editor, she has served as Morningstar’s director of mutual fund analysis. Prior to assuming that position, she was editor of Morningstar Mutual Funds and Morningstar FundInvestor. Christine co-authored the company’s first book, “The Morningstar® Guide to Mutual Funds: 5-Star Strategies for Success,” a national bestseller published by John Wiley & Sons in 2003, and was the lead author of the book’s second edition, which was published in 2005. Christine’s latest book, “Morningstar’s 30-Minute Money Solutions,” provides readers with the necessary guidance in tackling money challenges and building a comprehensive financial plan in easy-to-manage increments.
To learn more about Christine and her work go to:
Find Christine on Twitter @Christine_Benz
Dennis Carlson –Deputy Chief Economist, Equifax
Dennis Carlson has spent his life analyzing data as a vehicle to better understand the world. His first science fair project was predicting wins in baseball using a calculator and team statistics from the Baseball Encyclopedia. After graduating from the University of Florida, the life-long ‘data junkie’ studied graduate statistics at Cornell University.
A 14 year financial services veteran, Dennis leveraged the power of data and analytics to transform how financial institutions and merchants view customers for American Express and First Data before joining Equifax in 2012.
Dennis joined Equifax in 2012 and now serves as the Deputy Chief Economist where he continues to tap his unique understanding of data and industry acumen to provide analytical insights to advance the business.
Dr. Stan Humphries – Chief Economist, Zillow
Dr. Stan Humphries is a real estate economist and real estate expert for real estate website Zillow.com. Stan is in charge of the data and analytics team at Zillow, which develops housing market data for most major metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S., and provides economic research for current real estate market conditions. He helped create the algorithms for the popular Zestimate® home value and the Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI).
Prior to joining Zillow, Stan spent five years at Expedia.com where he ran a team responsible for finding innovative ways to use data, building systems for personalization, pricing, forecasting, and fraud detection. Before Expedia, Stan served as a researcher and faculty member at the University of Virginia, and was previously with NASA. Stan is a frequent commentator on housing trends in the media and has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and others.
To learn more about Stan and his work go to:
You can find Stan on Twitter @StanHumphries