John Gustavsson

Avoca 5E, Maynooth co Kildare Ireland Phone number: +353 (0)87 16 87 511 | Email: gustavsson_john@hotmail.com EDUCATION NUI Maynooth Bachelor of Arts in Finance and economics with a minor in Business Expect to graduate 2012 ● Expecting a second class honors degree. ● Subjects: Macro/microeconomics, econometrics/quantitative economics, portfolio theory, derivatives, game theory, corporate finance, international finance and many others. John Bauergymnasiet High school Diploma in Entrepreneurship, GPA 16.4/20 2007-2009 Graduated early

WORK & ORGANIZING EXPERIENCE Caffeinated Communications Network/RightSpeak United States/Online Economic and European analyst Since January 2011 ● I am writing economic analysis for two blogs called Caffeinated Thoughts (part of Caffeinated Communications Network) and RightSpeak. I publish on average one post per week, analyzing diverse economic, financial and political issues such as the Eurozone crisis, the possibility of a double-dip recession and whether the financial industry needs more regulation. Breakaway Lettings United Kingdom/Online Business/marketing research analyst January – March 2008 ● Took the initiative to and led a project with the aim to expand the company to Sweden. Breakaway lettings was a company dealing with bringing vacation home owners and those who sought to rent a vacation home together through their website. Did SWOT analysis, cold called and –emailed companies in the vacation home industry, worked with creating a Swedish version of the company’s website etc. Investment competition Sweden Organizer November 2007 – May 2008 ● Arranged a financial investment competition at my high school. Students were asked to “invest” imaginary money in real mutual funds; they were allowed to change their investments once a month. My job was to write monthly reports advising them on where to invest. SKILLS, ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS Languages: Swedish (mother tongue), English (Full professional proficiency) Technical Skills: MS Office, Minitab 15/16 Activities: Member of Christian Union, Prolife and International society Interests: Blogging about finance, politics and economics at www.caffeinatedthoughts.com and www.rightspeak.net. I follow the stock markets closely and am a passionate poker player. References from the following lecturers are available upon request: Gregory Connor (Derivatives, Gregory.connor@nuim.ie), Thomas O’Connor (Portfolio theory, Thomas.g.oconnor@nuim.ie), Dermot Leahy (Microeconomics, Dermot.leahy@nuim.ie), Julie Byrne (macroeconomics, Julie.byrne@nuim.ie) and Donal O’Neill (Quantitative economics, Donal.oneill@nuim.ie).

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