Tom Ward is a 30-year Wall Street veteran with extensive buy- and sell-side experience. He began his career in institutional equity sales at Merrill Lynch, and then he was a partner at two substantial hedge funds. Later, he was a senior managing director at Bear Stearns and a senior hedge fund relationship manager. He also has extensive experience in private equity and in the energy sector.Expand

He graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina, where he was a Morehead Scholar. He later earned a MBA degree with honors from the University of Texas at Austin.Collapse

Some $85B in private equity funds are waiting to be invested in fallen energy companies.
And the 3 most important areas for near-term allocations.
The comeback for liquid natural gas -- if it happens -- and Cheniere Energy will take a while.
By improving forecasting just 5% to 10%, it can improve returns dramatically.
Don't ignore distressed debt, China or frontier markets.
Their drug of choice is caffeine (and sugar); short them at your own peril.
The overall impression these deep thinkers give is that it's a sluggish market and to tread carefully.
Invest in the stocks they favor -- and there are more than a few.
Two significant, but subtle forces may threaten the group in the next 12 months.
Some trusted sources tell me that oil's bottom is very close.

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