Ed D’Agostino is the GM of the Hard Assets Alliance and Publisher of Mauldin Economics. He began his career in finance at a boutique investment house and later joined his largest client as Vice President of Business Development. In this capacity Ed directed strategic growth initiatives while providing investment analysis and advisory services to the company’s principals. Prior to joining Mauldin Economics, Ed was Managing Director at a consultancy focused on business development in the financial sector. He has been instrumental in the start-up and expansion of several businesses. Ed’s clients, including hedge funds, lenders, and investment publishers, relied on him to recruit and mentor analysts, develop controls and systems, and implement growth strategies. In early 2012, Ed consulted with John Mauldin to develop the business plan for Mauldin Economics, and subsequently joined the company to build a strong editorial, research and analytical team. Ed and the growing team of analysts and financial editors at Mauldin Economics share a single-minded purpose—to produce the highest quality investment publications in the industry.