The Value Portfolio is a platform designed to help people analyze and make intelligent decisions related to their individual investment portfolios.  The area of focus ranges from macro-level problems such as portfolio construction and asset selection all the way down to individual stock selection.


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Scott Shander is an enthusiast of value investing with a vision to engage a community of like-minded analysts to quantify and evaluate various investment opportunities.  With specialties in financial risk management, time series analysis, econometric forecasting, scenario analysis, experimental design, and fundamental valuation, he is interested in utilizing quantitative rigor to drive objective analytic-based decisions.

Scott currently is an economist at Mercaris, a Chicago-based startup in the organic agriculture sector.  He also is a co-founder of Commodity Risk Solution, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in financial market risk management protecting profit margins in the consumer packaged goods industry.  He is a certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP) and holds an M.S. in Applied Economics and a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from Marquette University.  Scott, originally from Milwaukee, now lives in Chicago but remains an avid Packer fan.