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Ex-Barron’s columnist Sears hired to work with advisers

May 7, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Steven Sears
Steven Sears

Former Barron’s columnist Steve Sears, who left the publication in February, has been hired as the chief market strategist for StratiFi Technologies.

Steve Garmhausen of Barron’s writes, “The San Francisco and New York-based startup, whose PRISM Rating technology helps advisors manage portfolio risk and protect assets, just announced a $7 million capital raise, led by Anthemis Group.

“‘StratiFi embodies the principles I championed in my Striking Price column, and book,’ Steve tells me. ‘I have long believed that bad investors think of ways to make money, and good investors think of ways to not lose money, and StratiFi’s technology essentially expresses that discipline.’

“The PRISM Rating technology takes risk management further than most non-institutional investment advisors are used to. Typically, advisors are concerned with correlation risk, but they overlook — or don’t have the capabilities to manage —concentrated holding risk, volatility risk and tail event risk.”

Read more here. He also previously worked at Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal.

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