Meet Michael Zhuang - Change Agent #0092 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.
Michael Zhuang is founder and principal of MZ Capital, a fee-only registered investment advisor firm located in the Greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Michael is active in the community. He twice sponsored Melodic Impact, a musical fundraiser for kids with cancer. He volunteered as an instructor for Toastmasters International's Youth Leadership Program. He was on the board of Special Love, Inc., a non-profit devoted to kids suffering from cancer. Recently, he also completed Leadership Montgomery.
Michael's investment approach is based on the Nobel Prize winning research of Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller. He is also deeply influenced by three people: Warren Buffet on value-orientation and patience, David Swensen on multi-asset-class investing and decision framework, and John Bogle on minimization of costs for clients and stewardship of clients' money.
From 1999 to 2000, Michael worked as a financial engineer for Societe Generale, the biggest French banking group.
From 2000 to 2003, Michael was hired by PG&E National Energy Group to launch their weather derivatives trading business. Within 2 years, he became one of the top 3 traders in the field. Nevertheless, he saw first hand the crooked ways of the financial industry where everything goes to make a buck. That experience motivated him to launch MZ Capital.
Michael is the author of an Amazon Best Seller and is a regular contributor to Investopedia, Morningstar and Physicians Practice. He also blogs at The Investment Scientist and KevinMD.
Michael is married with two children. His favorite pastime is stand-up comedy and storytelling. He was nominated as Top Ten Storytellers in Virginia. He has also won multiple Story League contests in DC and Best Storyteller in Philadelphia's Story Slam. He performed clean comedy regularly in corporate, charity and association events.
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