Michael Batnick, CFA®

Director of Research

How I arrived at RWM:

“I was following Josh Brown’s work, both on Twitter and the blog, and what he was talking about really resonated with me. My career began with a sales position at a life insurance company and the things that Josh was writing about, in terms of career incentives and being a fiduciary, really resonated with me. I was lucky enough to meet him at a train station in the town we both grew up in, and the rest as they say, is history.”

Favorite part of the job:

“I have a deep respect for how hard investing for the long-term is, so knowing that we’re helping people on their journey gives me tremendous satisfaction. I love the fact that we’re helping our clients achieve their goals, which is why people invest in the first place.”

Experience:

LinkedIn

Education:

  • Queens College, B.A Economics
  • Chartered Financial Analyst®

When I’m Not Working:

“Like most people, nothing gives me more pleasure than spending time with my family. When they go to sleep, I love to read and write. I’m very excited for my first book to come out. Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments inverts the traditional financial book. Rather than look at how Warren Buffett and other super investors built their fortune, I study their biggest mistakes and how they were able to overcome them.”

Contact:

Call 212-455-9122 or email michael@ritholtzwealth.com