Stone Street Advisors is a group of experienced financial professionals dedicated to core value-investing principles with a modern bend, as we hold these principles to be sector, asset-class, market, and strategy agnostic. Fads – whether in financial markets or the real economy – come and go, but as prudent investors, we remain disciplined. We believe in deep fundamental analysis – bottom up to top down – coupled with real-time capital markets insight. We are active in equities, fixed-income, fx, rates, and commodities.
Beginning in the second half of 2011, we will begin to offer a suite of revolutionary services to institutional investors, high net worth individuals, and family offices. To learn more, please contact us: information (at) stonestreetadvisors (dot) com and we will respond promptly.
On the name:
Said to be the first paved (well, cobblestoned) street in the city of New York, Stone Street – located in Manhattan’s Financial District – has quietly withstood hundreds of years of shifting politics, financial ups and downs, and public disasters.
Today, its the home of several delightful bars and restaurants, most famously Ulysses Tavern and Adrienne’s Pizza, and often serves as the happy-hour and dinner location of choice for The Analyst and several other members of the Financial community.
Stone Street Advisors is the official home of The Analyst and other elite members of the aforementioned Financial community. We endeavor to opine and analyze relevant issues across finance, investing, economics, policy, and other related areas that pique our interest.
On Anonymous/Pseudonymous publishing:
We echo the thoughts of The Economist:
Why is it anonymous? Many hands write The Economist, but it speaks with a collective voice. Leaders are discussed, often disputed, each week in meetings that are open to all members of the editorial staff. Journalists often co-operate on articles. And some articles are heavily edited. The main reason for anonymity, however, is a belief that what is written is more important than who writes it. As Geoffrey Crowther, editor from 1938 to 1956, put it, anonymity keeps the editor “not the master but the servant of something far greater than himself. You can call that ancestor-worship if you wish, but it gives to the paper an astonishing momentum of thought and principle.”
In addition, as the The Analyst explained in a post on The Atlantic, many, if not most members of the financial industry simply cannot publish under their true identities due to draconian restrictions/policies imposed upon them by their employers, industry regulatory organizations, etc. Further, few are the firms that would celebrate us giving away information and analysis for which they charge exorbitant fees for free.
On some General Issues, “Best Practices,” etc, in no particular order:
- This website is not-for-profit. We strive to adhere to Reg FD, if not exceed such reporting requirements, when applicable.
- As such, we are committed to avoiding the typical trappings of many for-profit websites, i.e. no slide shows to generate clicks, no pure aggregation to pump-up viewership, etc.
- We welcome guest posts, and/or regular contributors, with the caveat that any content submitted be mostly-original analysis/commentary, or, at the very least, damn entertaining.
- This website is set-up to accept X-rated content, because we are big believers in that old “Sticks & Stones” schtick, and frankly, sometimes “shit!” gets the point across far better than “damn!” All we ask is that any contributors AND commentors make a concerted effort to avoid blatant derogatory statements including racism, sexism, antisemitism, etc. Jokes are ok, so long as they are (mostly) in good taste and relevant. Just to be painfully clear: push your luck and your IP will be blocked.
- We believe engaging in intelligent debate with our readers and commentors is absolutely critical, and thus we make every effort to respond to comments in a timely fashion. However, sometimes we can’t respond to comments/emails/etc for several hours, although we try to adhere to professional standards and get back within 24 hours or less.
Nothing on this site is intended to be construed as advice, investment or otherwise. Stone Street Advisors, its members, and contributors make every effort to present accurate information, but we make no warrants or representations as to the accuracy thereof. Neither Stone Street Advisors nor any of its contributors are registered Investment Advisors unless otherwise noted.. Everything on this site is presented for informational purposes only. Do your own homework, we certainly make every effort to do ours.
All material is Copyright its respective author(s). Read: If you want to copy the material on this site, you may ONLY do so AFTER receiving explicit permission from us. Requests should be sent to contentsharing (at) stonestreetadvisors (dot) com. We are generally happy and honored to let people re-post our content on an ad-hoc basis as long as you’re respectful of our policies.
Lastly: CAVEAT EMPTOR