David Neubert ran the largest trading desk in the world.
At 32, he was the youngest Managing Director at Morgan Stanley that year, and he helped negotiate the firm's Brazilian trading license in Portuguese. When the company asked him to move again to head trading in Japan, he quit the corporate world, radically changing his life's course. He decided to publish the socially responsible investing magazine The Panelist, reconciling his knack for finance and passion for a greener world.
David Neubert has been in the financial markets his whole adult life. Starting with first trade in college on borrowed money and culminating in a fifteen-year career in global financial markets where he traded bonds, derivatives and equities. He says he is done working for "The Man" in the corporate world. Often a contrarian, his analysis attempts to provide a fresh and independent understanding that only an ex-Wall Street trader would possess.
Previously, he worked in trading management positions in the equity divisions of Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and as an analyst and trader for Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase).
He has lived in Argentina, Brazil, Britain, Japan, California, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York, and collects languages like currencies. He loves to blog about his exploits, whether he's roughing it at the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert, grooving at the New Orleans JazzFest, blasting through the hills of the Berkshires on his bike, or taking in alternative-theater at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest.
He currently splits his time between New York City and Western Massachusetts.