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Martin T. Sosnoff
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Martin T. Sosnoff is the founder of Atalanta Sosnoff Capital, a private investment management company with approximately $12 billion in assets under management. His career on Wall Street spans 50 years. Mr. Sosnoff has authored two books on the money management business, Silent Investor, Silent Loser and Humble on Wall Street. He was a columnist for The New York Post and has written a weekly column for Forbes.com the past 2 years.

Mr. Sosnoff began as a junior security analyst at E.F. Hutton & Co. in 1959, where he “progressed rapidly” and became a chartered financial analyst in 1960. He joined Starwood Corporation, a private investment management firm in 1964, as director of research before founding Atalanta Capital Corporation.

Mr. Sosnoff is also a co-founder of the Martin and Toni Sosnoff Foundation with his wife, Toni. They are active collectors of contemporary art and support the performing arts in dance, theatre and music, recently making the single largest donation from an individual to the American Ballet Theatre. Their contribution created the New Works Fund to further the repertoire of the ABT. Mr. Sosnoff and his wife are also members of the board of governors of The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College; the main theater bears their name. The Foundation actively supports medical research and education.

Additionally, Mr. Sosnoff is a trustee of Bard College and was for many years an overseer at the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is an active board member of the American Ballet Theatre and chairs their investment committee and manages Bard College’s endowment. He earned a B.A. degree from City College of New York and an M.B.A. from New York University. He also was awarded an honorary degree from Linfield College.

The Sosnoffs reside in Rhinebeck, New York.

Blog Entries by Martin T. Sosnoff

My S&M Relationship With Citi and Morgan

Posted February 23, 2011 | 14:36:38 (EST)

Finally, I understand why loan volume at major banks remains stillborn. Bankers only want to write loans on their own draconian terms. Years after flooding the market with toxic securitized sub prime mortgage paper (in the trillions) that nearly plunged the country into Great Depression Part II, reserve city institutions...

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Copper and Coal, the Poor Man's Gold

Posted February 16, 2011 | 14:35:49 (EST)

I am in love with copper, with coal, iron ore and oil, too, in that order, but not gold. Honchos scored with gold last year, but now gold is coming in, even with the Middle East in flux and incindiary.

My take on gold is negative because I believe the...

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Trade in Your Bonds for Equities

Posted February 15, 2011 | 13:21:40 (EST)

Every time I hire an outstanding Egyptologist to guide me through the ruins I end up canceling my trip -- for good reasons. Now it's the 81-year-old despot, still black-haired, going on 85 and how many face lifts? Last year, a group of German tourists were savaged by terrorists. Recently,...

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