Analysts

Bill Bonner

Bill Bonner

Editor, Diary of a Rogue Economist

Bill Bonner founded Agora Inc. in 1978. It has grown into one of the largest independent newsletter publishing companies in the world. In 1999, along with Addison Wiggin, Bill founded The Daily Reckoning. Today, this daily e-letter reaches over 500,000 readers around the globe.

Bill has also co-written two New York Times bestselling books, Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. He has written or co-written other widely read books as well, and has penned a daily column at The Daily Reckoning for over 12 years. Recently, Bill decided to “retire” from his role at The Daily Reckoning and begin writing his Diary of a Rogue Economist.

Bill Bonner’s Diary of a Rogue Economist is your gateway to Bill’s decades of accrued knowledge about history, politics, society, finance and economics. Sometimes funny, sometimes frightening – but always entertaining and packed with useful insight, Diary of a Rogue Economist can help you make sense of the complex world we live in today.

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Will Bonner

Will Bonner

Executive Director

Will is the eldest of Bill’s six children. He has been with the family business for almost all of his working life.

In 2007, Will opened Agora’s Argentina office and launched Agora’s first foray in to the Spanish-speaking investment advisory market.

Will is the executive director of Bonner & Partners and writes regularly about family governance.


Rob Marstrand

Rob Marstrand

Chief Investment Strategist

Prior to joining Bonner & Partners, Rob worked for Swiss bank UBS for 15 years before escaping the banking world and moving to South America.

His ex-employer is the largest global wealth manager and the world’s biggest stock trader. At UBS Rob worked mainly in corporate strategy. This involved reviewing the bank’s current businesses, developing entry strategies for new businesses and countries, and working on acquisitions and joint ventures.

Rob lived in Hong Kong and China from 2002 to 2005, where he negotiated joint ventures and acquisitions in China. He has also worked on projects, acquisitions and joint ventures in Japan, India, Saudi Arabia, the US, Switzerland, Indonesia and South Korea, amongst others.

He lives in Argentina with his wife and two children.


Chris Hunter

Chris Hunter

Investment Director

Chris started his career as a commodities and energy analyst for the global financial news agency Reuters. He also worked as an investigative reporter during the Celtic Tiger boom in his native Dublin.

Chris later realized it was more lucrative to apply his investigative skills to the markets. He has been working as a financial analyst with Agora since 2007.

He now splits his time between Buenos Aires and Berlin.


Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson

Editor, Bonner & Partners Platinum…

Bonner & Partners Platinum editor Jim Nelson began his investing career during the tech boom at age 14 – with purchases of Starbucks and AOL. Early inspiration came from an old Tweedy Brown white paper: “What Works in the Market.” He graduated with a degree in political science from Pittsburgh University.

Throughout his career, he’s shown readers how to lock in up to triple-digit gains and double-digit yields in investments as diverse as Brazilian electric utilities, U.S. government-backed real estate and Indonesian telecommunications… to name a few.

Using his proprietary seven-point filtering system, Jim strives for the income triple-play with each pick: yield, safety and growth. He developed his technique over the course of many years researching what criteria work in both good times and bad.


Kelly Green

Kelly Green

Editor, Bonner & Partners Platinum

Kelly is the co-editor of  Bonner & Partners Platinum.

After earning a degree in economics, Kelly became well-versed in selling investment solutions. But in early 2012 she joined Agora Financial to pursue her real interest – investment analysis. After learning the ropes from some of the best in the field, she revealed a keen eye for spotting value and helping readers collect high yields.

Kelly has made it her personal mission to help readers find the safety and income they deserve in this zero-interest rate world.

Her more-nimble, growth-first style of income investing combined with Jim’s more conservative value investment style makes for the most well-balanced and lucrative income portfolio you can find anywhere.


BradenCopeland

Braden Copeland

Editor, Bonner & Partners Building Wealth

Braden Copeland has been analyzing and investing in private and public companies in various industries for over 20 years.

Prior to joining Bonner & Partners, Braden served as the Editor-at-Large for Stansberry & Associates Investment Research. Previously he was co-Editor of the firm’s flagship newsletter, Stansberry’s Investment Advisory.

Braden was also Executive Vice President and co-Founder of Place Properties, a nationally recognized student housing development company whose investors and lenders included Deutsche Bank, Prudential and GE Capital. The company grew out of Phillips International, an Atlanta, GA-based merchant banking firm, where Braden started his career.

Braden graduated from Duke University in 1994 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He lives in Atlanta, GA.