Chairman of Wordworks Inc. and Virtualquest Company
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Insider Trading by Congress Be Allowed?"
"...By eliminating insiders, we make markets less informed. Market prices no longer reflect the combined knowledge of all participants. We push prices in the direction that less well informed investors would take them. And we may increase volatility from uncertainty.
I favor encouraging insider trading at all times. However, I would require insiders to identify their market orders so that the rest of us can judge, without knowing the details underpinning the actions, whether the trading contains information..."
Jack L. Treynor & Dean LeBaron, "Insider Trading: Two Comments," Financial Analysts Journal, Jan. 2008
Experts Individuals with JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to insider trading issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to insider trading issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Chairman, Wordworks Inc. and Virtualquest Company
Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Investment Management
Established the LeBaron Foundation
Publisher, Complexity Digest
Recipient, Association for Investment Management and Research, Award for Professional Excellence, 2001
Founder and Former Chairman, Batterymarch Financial Management