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About the Author

Bill Feingold began his Wall Street career in 1985 as a corporate-finance analyst with Dillon Read after graduating from Yale, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in economics. Bill received Yale’s Hadley Prize for being the top graduating social sciences major. He earned his MBA in 1991 with distinction in finance from the Wharton School.

Bill is the co-founder and managing principal of Hillside Advisors LLC, a New York City-area consulting firm that advises institutional and individual investors and corporate issuers on convertible bonds and related investments. A recognized convertible authority and 20-year market veteran, Bill appears regularly in major financial online, print and broadcast media.
Bill previously served as a portfolio manager in the New York office of Wellesley Investment Advisors (WIA), a leading manager of convertible bonds headquartered in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Previously, Bill served as Managing Director and Convertible Strategist at BTIG LLC in New York, having also traded convertibles for the firm. Bill was previously responsible for managing a portfolio of convertible securities at Goldman Sachs.

Between Goldman Sachs and BTIG, Bill contributed regularly to the financial education Web site Minyanville and published his first book, 2009’s The Undoing of Cowardice. Before that, he was the senior partner and co-manager of the FrontPoint Convertible Arbitrage Fund from 2003 to 2005. From 2000 to 2003, Bill co-managed the Clinton Riverside Convertible Fund, during most of which time the Fund grew substantially and was one of the top performers in its strategy.

Between FrontPoint and Goldman Sachs, Bill served as a consultant to Schaeffer’s Investment Research, a firm founded in 1981 and dedicated to the individual investor, with a focus on option-based strategies. Bill created the Advanced Trading Center at Schaeffer’s, designed for clients looking to expand their investment toolkits with advanced option strategies, convertible bonds, and other techniques. In the fall of 1999 and 2000, Bill co-taught the acclaimed Yale seminar “Market Psychology and the Truth About Derivatives.” Bill’s objective with the seminar was to provide liberal-arts students likely headed for policy-making careers the skills necessary to get behind the financial headlines and understand the real issues for themselves.

Bill is also the author of The Undoing of Cowardice (2009), in which he argues that too many institutional investors focus excessively on matching one another’s performance to protect their own careers at the expense of their clients.