About the Authors
Martin Fridson is Global Credit Strategist at BNP Paribas Investment Partners. Over a 25-year span with brokerage firms including Salomon Brothers, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch, he became known for his innovative work in credit analysis and investment strategy. For the last nine years of that span, participants in the Institutional Investor All-America research survey ranked Fridson number one in high yield bond strategy. Fridson has served as president of the Fixed Income Analysts Society, governor of the Association for Investment Management and Research (now CFA Institute), and director of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Since 1989 he has been book review editor of the Financial Analysts Journal.
The New York Times described Fridson as “one of Wall Street's most thoughtful and perceptive analysts.” Investment Dealers Digest called him “perhaps the most well-known figure in the high yield world.” In 2000, Fridson became the youngest person inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Hall of Fame. The Financial Management Association named him Financial Executive of the Year in 2002.
Fridson is the author of six books on investments and political economy. The Boston Globe said Unwarranted Intrusions: The Case Against Government Intervention in the Markeplace (2006), should be short-listed for best business book of the decade. A study based on 16 core journals ranked Fridson among the ten most widely published authors in finance in the period 1990–2001. ...