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Paul Common, CFA

1000 Jefferson Street, #639


Hoboken, NJ 07030
201-779-4718
pc90b5f2@westpost.net

BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH 2005-May 2009


Vice President - Research
Fundamental equity analysis, valuation, and portfolio strategy focused on the fi
nancial services sector including banks, brokers, insurance companies and REITs
as well as other industries as needed. Portfolio construction and relationship m
anagement with respect to high net worth customer base of First Republic Investm
ent Management. Total AUM: $8B.
FLAHERTY & CRUMRINE INC 2003-2004
Senior Analyst - Credit Research; Financials and Energy
Fundamental credit analysis; Responsible for fundamental credit research and rec
ommendations for a leading fund advisor specializing in preferred stock. NYSE l
isted funds managed include: PFD, PFO, FLC. Total AUM: $4B. Specialist in utilit
ies, energy, and financial services (banks and insurance companies including ana
lysis of statutory financials). REITs, industrials and telecom also covered.
GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE 2000-2003
Director - Fixed Income Credit Research: Investment Grade and High Yield
Senior analyst for high-grade utility, pipeline, energy, sovereign and healthcar
e holdings -- 15%-20% of a $24 billion portfolio. Senior analyst also for high
yield utilities, pipelines and healthcare; joint responsibility for high yield e
nergy. Recommendations for total-return oriented asset-liability and surplus ac
counts. Recommendations based on credit, relative value, and market technicals.
GULF INTERNATIONAL BANK, B.S.C.
1998-2000
Assistant Vice President - Corporate Lending
Fundamental credit analysis; industry and fundamental credit analysis for Fortun
e 500 clients in the energy and utility sectors; shepherd deals through credit a
pproval process, documentation and drawdown. Service existing clients and suppo
rt primary relationship manager in facilitating new business. Support credit ri
sk management at portfolio level.
CHASE MANHATTAN BANK
1997-1998
Credit Analyst - Global Oil & Gas Group
Graduate of 1997 Chase credit training program. Undertook fundamental credit an
alysis and financial modeling in support of commercial lending activities and po
tential mergers and acquisitions for Fortune 500 energy companies. Played key s
upporting roles in launching syndicated loans for the bank's major energy client
s.
EDUCATION
M.A., Georgetown University
12/1996
Edmund A. Walsh Graduate School of Foreign Service
Russian Area Studies Program
B.A., University of Toronto 1
2/1990
Political Science
OTHER:
Notable recommendations in 2008: sell Goldman Sachs at $200, Citigroup at $52, A
IG at $44, General Growth at $28, Morgan Stanley at $30; avoid Legg Mason and St
ate Street. References by Chief Investment Officer and President of First Repub
lic Investment Management available upon request. Awarded CFA Charter in 2003.
Worked in Russia from 1993 to 1995 as bilingual consultant in the coal sector. A
mateur chef and wine enthusiast.