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Martin Fridson, CFA

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Biography

Martin Fridson, CFA, is, according to the New York Times, “one of Wall Street’s most thoughtful and perceptive analysts.” The Financial Management Association International named him its Financial Executive of the Year in 2002. In 2000, Fridson became the youngest person ever inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame. He has been a guest lecturer at the graduate business schools of Babson, Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Fordham, Georgetown, Harvard, MIT, New York University, Notre Dame, Rutgers, and Wharton, as well as the Amsterdam Institute of Finance. Fridson's writings have been praised widely for their humor, rigor, and utility. He holds a BA in history from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Author's Posts
Book Review: Milton Friedman

Investment decision makers will derive both pleasure and professional enrichment from Jennifer Burns's Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative.

Book Review: Investing in U.S. Financial History 

Mark J. Higgins, CFA, CFP's epic book offers invaluable context for forecasting the direction of the economy and the market.

Book Review: The Worth of Art

The Worth of Art: Financial Tools for the Art Markets, by Arturo Cifuentes and Ventura Charlin, is indispensable for anyone making an initial foray into art as a vehicle for building wealth.

Book Review: Convertible Securities

Tracy V. Maitland, F. Barry Nelson, CFA, and Daniel G. Partlow's book "presents quantitatively sophisticated valuation methods and trading strategies, invoking terms of art that will be new even to many seasoned practitioners."

Book Review: The Synergy Solution

Mark L. Sirower and Jeffery M. Weirens subject traditional analyses of M&A transactions to well-warranted scrutiny.

Book Review: Asset Allocation and Private Markets

Even investors who operate exclusively in public markets can benefit from the book’s thoughtful and sometimes unconventional takes.

Book Review: The Day the Markets Roared

Henry Kaufman shows that he was an innovator in the analysis of financial markets.

Book Review: Active Investing in the Age of Disruption

Evan L. Jones’s vantage point as a manager of managers brings invaluable insight to the most vital issues facing investment professionals.

Book Review: Wealth of Wisdom

The editors are to be commended for creating a genuinely valuable resource for wealth management specialists.

Book Review: The Ethical Investor’s Handbook

That investing responsibly is complicated does not imply that investors should abandon the effort, in Morten Strange’s view.



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