About The Founder

From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Marder was affiliated with Capital Management Sciences, where he developed quantitative risk control software for use by institutional fixed-income portfolio managers. A pioneer in online market commentary, in 1995 he was one of the first to publish financial content to the Internet. In early 1996, Mr. Marder co-founded DBC Online, which became known as CBS MarketWatch, the most popular financial Internet site, his market comments broadcast over the CBS Radio Network several times daily. As markets editor for CBS MarketWatch, his Marder On The Market column was well-known in the investment community.

In 1999, Online Investor magazine named Marder On The Market one of the Web’s Top 25 Sources for Great Stock Ideas. In 2000, Forbes magazine mentioned Marder On The Market in its Best of the Web issue, calling it “smart commentary.” In addition, Dow Jones Investment Advisor magazine termed Mr. Marder “a sophisticated analyst.” During this period, Mr. Marder was the chief stock market columnist for the Internet sites of CBS News, America Online, USA Today, Yahoo, Excite, Quicken, CompuServe, the International Herald Tribune, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, among others.

In 2000, his registered investment advisory firm, Marder Investment Advisors Corp., began managing the investment accounts of wealthy individuals, trusts, and pensions. From 2002-2005, Mr. Marder served as the Chief Market Strategist at Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management, the New York investment bank and brokerage firm founded in 1876, where he provided the firm’s board of directors and institutional clients with advice and guidance in addition to his duties at Marder Investment Advisors. Mr. Marder managed hedge funds from 2001 to 2011.

Mr. Marder has been quoted by media sources such as the New York Times, Forbes, Barron’s, the Financial Times, Institutional Investor, Investor’s Business Daily, Los Angeles Times, CBS Radio Network, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, TheStreet.com, and KNX 1070 News Radio. He has spoken at industry conferences such as the Los Angeles Times Investment Strategies Conference, the Las Vegas Money Show, and the International Trading Expo, where he has addressed audiences of between 500 and 2500.

Mr. Marder is profiled in the 2013 book “How to Make Money in Stocks: Success Stories,” and is a contributing author of the Prentice-Hall book “Computerized Trading.” He received his M.B.A. with honors in Investments from the University of Southern California, and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the fraternity that honors academic achievement in the study of business.