Date: March 4th, 2011

About this blog

Nick Gogerty writes this blog and is a principal at Thoughtful Capital Group .

He has over 20 years of experience in financial services specializing in quantitative portfolio management, Blockchain, trading technology and innovation.

Nick is currently designing the business and technical solutions for a robo-advisor in the ESG/SRI space.

In Feb 2016 he launched the open source science project at MIT. The ElectriCChain is a tool for monitoring global solar energy production and pollution in real time using the world’s 7 million solar energy generators to monitor the sky and post data to a public and private blockchains.

In 2014 he created SolarCoin, a global solar energy incentive program using blockchain technology. The Solarcoin program is the largest community based energy incentive program at $4 billion deployed in 19 countries.

He worked at Bridgewater Associates on a firm wide front office technology project involving trading and simulation.

As a Portfolio Manager Analyst at Fertile Mind Capital focusing on consumer goods and renewable energy, he called the Credit bubble in 2007, beating the S&P 500 by 90% placing him in the top 99.9% of all fund managers 2007-2008.

As Chief Analyst for a European science research institute, he oversaw IP capture & strategy for 70 PhD projects including AI & material, & life sciences.

He authored “The Nature of Value, how to invest in the Adaptive economy”, Columbia University 2014 and guest lectures at Columbia on innovation & macro-economic risk.

Nick started his career developing commodity portfolios and indexes as a quantitative trader on a foreign exchange desk in London.

Nick has been an entrepreneur in convergence spaces between technology and media. He has testified before the US Senate on technology and counter party financial risk.

He holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Iowa, and an MBA from Ecole de Ponts ET Chausses. He has held Series 3, 7, 63 & FSA licenses and the CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) designation.

The “Nature of Value” is under contract by  Columbia University PressThe Nature of Value shows how value creation and the economy work as an adaptive system  just like an ecology.

Understanding sources of sustainable value, innovation processes and adaptive systems is what I love to do.


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