Benjamin Laib Zacks

Co-Founder at Zacks Investment Management, Inc.

Benjamin Laib Zacks

Benjamin Laib Zacks

Co-Founder at Zacks Investment Management, Inc.

Biography

Portfolio Manager Ben Zacks has used his expertise to navigate through the market’s ups and downs…several times.

Ben is the core of the Zacks Investment Management Team, and the most experienced member of the Investment Policy Committee. Ben co-founded Zacks Investment Research in 1978, and he was a critical contributor in the development and fine tuning of the strategies and models that define the Zacks name. Ben is also a nationally recognized investment strategist and a known expert on corporate earnings—he’s been featured extensively in the financial media including CNBC, CNN, CNNfn, and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Financial World Magazine, Smart Money Magazine, and Worth Magazine.

Ben founded Zacks Investment Management in 1992, and has a B.A. in Economics from Boston University.

Overview
Career Highlights

Zacks Investment Management, Inc.
Zacks Investment Research, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

146

Primary Location

Chicago, IL, United States

Number of Boards

1

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Founder at Zacks Investment Research, Inc.

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Former Director of Research at Zacks Investment Management, Inc.

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Vice President at Zacks Investment Research, Inc.

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Investment Advisor, Private Client Group at Zacks Investment Management, Inc.

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Investment Advisor, Private Client Group at Zacks Investment Management, Inc.

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Former Principal & Head of Private Client Distribution at Geneva Advisors LLC

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Director of Research at Zacks Investment Research, Inc.

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Former Senior Analyst at Zacks Investment Research, Inc.

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Senior Analyst at Zacks Investment Research, Inc.

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President at Northeast Equity Research, Inc.

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Benjamin Laib Zacks
Co-Founder at Zacks Investment Management, Inc.
Education
Undergraduate Degree
Class of 1967

Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university has more than 4,000 faculty members and 29,000 students,and is one of Boston's largest employers. It offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, and medical and dental degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood. BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in over 33 cities in over 20 countries and has internship opportunities in 10 different countries (including the United States and abroad).

Career History
Co-Founder
1991 - Prior

Zack Investment Management (ZIM) manages their investment strategies through the application of a hybrid research process, which uses both quantitative and qualitative criteria. The firm uses proprietary models to quantitatively assess the attractiveness of a large universe of stocks based primarily on an analysis of changing patterns of multiple fundamental factors. They utilize data from Zacks Investment Research as a tool inmanaging portfolios.ZIM provides wealth management services which use asset allocation models to consider a number of macro- and microeconomic indicators. Portfolios are constructed based on each client's individual investment goals, time horizon and risk tolerance. ZIM incorporates a strategic mix of asset classes rather than attempting to pick the single best performing asset class or individual security. The firm also incorporates a separate model designed to predict the future value of interest rates, credit spreads and inflation. ZIM's investment strategies include: Quantitative; Focused Growth; International Equity, All-Cap Core, Dividend, Fixed Income, MLPs, Preferred Income, Market Neutral, Small- Cap Core, Mid-Cap and Global Tactical.

Co-Founder
1978 - 2009

Founded by Len Zacks in 1978, Zacks Investment Research, Inc. is an SEC-registered broker/dealer and investment research firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with an office in Irvine, California. The firm is principally owned by The Greenwood Trust. Zacks makes both short-term and long-term investment recommendations using the following investment styles: aggressive growth, growth/income, momentum, value, technicals and options. Zack Investment Research employs the Zacks Rank, a 100% a peerless stock rating system that is based on a quantitative model that includes the use of four factors including as earnings estimate revisions and earnings surprises. Stocks are classified into five groups, ranging from 'Strong Buy' to 'Strong Sell.' Zacks Rank is completely mathematical and focuses only on the math and whether the math predicts that a stock's price will rise. It is a short-term indicator of stock performance that is effective for 1 to 3 months. The Zacks Recommendation process begins with a new quantitative model that employs the Zacks Rank. The firm then utilizes qualitative insights to develop a unique recommendation based on a 6 month time horizon.Zacks Investment Research provides coverage primarily on the following sectors: (1) manufacturers of electrical components (2) photo optics/lasers (3) HPC computing platforms (4) manufacturers and distributors of textiles (5) information technology (6) independent oil and gas companies involved in the exploration, development and acquisition of crude oil and natural gas (6) providers of docking, manipulator and wafer probing interface products for semiconductor and ATE manufacturers (7) companies that design and manufacture oscilloscopes, serial data analyzers and protocol analyzers to test, measure and analyze electronic signals (8) manufacturers of branded toys, collectibles, hobby or infant products and (9) financial services companies.

Boards & Committees
Member, Investment Committee
1992 - Prior

ZIM manages their investment strategies through the application of a hybrid research process, which uses both quantitative and qualitative criteria. The firm uses proprietary models to quantitatively assess the attractiveness of a large universe of stocks based primarily on an analysis of changing patterns of multiple fundamental factors. They utilize data from Zacks Investment Research as a tool in managing portfolios.

Political Donations
$1,000
2008

Senator from West Virginia

$2,300
2007

Former Governor of West Virginia

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