Mark D. Elliott, EAM’s Founder
The founder of Elliott Asset Management, Mark D. Elliott, created Elliott Asset Management (EAM) as a radical departure from the traditional large financial service firm model.
Mark is the primary driver of most of EAM’s investment decisions. His investment style can best be described as intensively researched contrarianism. Mark isn’t satisfied with catching trending investments on the way up in hopes of earning returns for his clients. Instead, he conducts his own investigations to identify those opportunities that the crowd has overlooked.
Not one to follow the crowd
As the owner of an independent firm, Mark doesn’t rely on information handed down by a firm-wide corporate research department. Mark has the final say in any investment decision and supervises the research and sources that EAM uses. Employing an eclectic methodology, Mark conducts intensive research into all of EAM’s client investments. While other investors are trying to figure out how to profit from rising oil prices, Mark is investing in the raw materials needed to extrude oil. When other investors are running away from a distressed bond offering, Mark is interviewing key players and reading legal briefings to see if its value will hold.
Technology is a tool; human intelligence is Mark’s differentiator
Mark’s nimble and rational approach to investing combines the values of long-term investing with a willingness to pivot when circumstances demand. He monitors each investment, always prepared to make adjustments in response to new developments. The risks Mark takes are carefully calculated and weighed against the potential rewards. Clients who work with Mark should be prepared to stay the course even when other investors are running for safety.
Mark isn’t the right investment advisor for everyone. He’s the right investment advisor for individuals who are tired of investing like everyone else.
EAM Principal, James (Jay) Sparks
EAM principal James (Jay) Sparks is an investment advisor with over 20 years of experience and serves as EAM’s business manager and client services lead.
Prior to joining EAM in 2016, Jay was a Director of Fixed Income at Fidelity Investments. Jay began his career at Fidelity as a regional client manager before working his way up through the ranks and joining the Capital Markets group in 2006.
Unmatched knowledge and experience
For the last ten years of his service with Fidelity, Jay specialized in institutional bond trading. In addition to his knowledge of the fixed income markets, Jay also applies his knowledge of business operations, sales, and capital markets trading on behalf of EAM’s clients. He also brings his in-depth understanding of investors’ needs and a powerful network of industry connections to the EAM house.