Jennifer "Jenny" Coombs has over eight cumulative years in the investment world, with a variety of titles and investing functions from trading to model building. She created her first company, GradMoney, from a desire to change the way young adults view the stock market and a desire to save the general public thousands of dollars over the course of their lives by researching and investing in stocks for themselves - avoiding expensive brokers and management fees. She operates JennyCoombs.com as a blog to promote her artwork and to write about her passions and interests outside of the investing world.
She is often sought as an engaging and energetic speaker for a variety of audiences. In November 2015, Jennifer delivered her first TEDx talk in Jersey City, entitled "Investing for a Better World: Using Wall Street to Implement Social Change."
She was a Senior Equity Research Analyst at Wall Street Strategies, Inc. (WSS) in New York City. At WSS, she was responsible for the technical and fundamental analysis of the entire stock market for recommendations to individual investors, while also publishing daily economic analysis for the general public. Prior to this, she worked on the buy side as an Associate Equity Research Analyst covering the transportation subsector of the industrials sector at AIG SunAmerica Asset Management Corporation. Jennifer also covered Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and has done broader research for the industrials, financials and consumer sectors. Prior to joining their research department, Jennifer worked as a Trading Assistant, activity responsible for SunAmerica's index funds valued at over $7 billion. She also worked as an intern in the client portfolio management department at Dwight Asset Management Company - a fixed income subsidiary of Goldman Sachs.
Jennifer graduated with distinction from Clarkson University where she earned a B.S. in Financial Information Analysis and Political Science, with minors in Economics and Law. Jennifer has a unique knowledge of international markets, and also studied East Asian Economics at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea and has also lived and studied in Pontivy, France. Jennifer is currently a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA).
She currently lives in the New York City metro area, but will be relocating to Denver, Colorado.