Brian Perry is the author of From Piggybank to Portfolio: A Financial Roadmap for New Investors (2011) and also serves as a portfolio manager/strategist at an asset management firm. Brian has contributed numerous articles to investment industry publications, is a frequent speaker at investment conferences and charity events, and has appeared on NBC news to discuss the financial markets. Brian previously worked as a fixed income trader for an investment bank, where he was responsible for trading government, corporate and emerging market securities. Brian has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Villanova University, an MBA in international business from National University, and a master’s degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).