Whitney Tilson

Founder & CEO of Empire Financial Research

Whitney Tilson is the founder and CEO of Empire Financial Research, as well as the editor of the Empire Investment Report and Empire Stock Investor. He has also written for Forbes, Financial Times, Kiplinger’s, the Motley Fool, and TheStreet.com.

Who is…

  • Empire Financial Research focuses on both value and growth investing, short-selling, macroeconomic analysis, and more. They are self-proclaimed “contrarians on the hunt for investment opportunities that Wall Street has overlooked…and aren’t afraid to make bold predictions.”
  • Prior to creating Empire Financial Research, Tilson founded and ran Kase Capital Management, which managed three value-oriented hedge funds and two mutual funds. Starting out of his bedroom with only $1 million, Tilson grew assets under management to nearly $200 million.
  • He co-authored two books: “The Art of Value Investing: How the World’s Best Investors Beat the Market” and “More Mortgage Meltdown: 6 Ways to Profit in These Bad Times.”
  • He was a contributing author to “Poor Charlie’s Almanack,” the definitive book on Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger.

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