Philip L. Miller founded Strategic International Research in 2007 based on the belief that independent equity research is a necessity for the finance community. His critical research is an intellectual mix of economic based understandings with an appreciation for the political, psychological and sociological impact on the economy. Miller began his career teaching political science at Tufts University and the State University of New York at Binghamton. Prior to teaching he had worked at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago for James S. Coleman the author of the Coleman Report of 1966, and at the Center for the study of the Economy and the State under director George J. Stigler of the University of Chicago the 1982 winner of the Nobel Prize in economics. Miller’s master’s thesis was chaired by Norman Nie at the University of Chicago the founder of SPSS the dominant statistical package used at almost all Universities worldwide.
Miller’s finance career began in the late 1990’s with a position at Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor. It was a troubling period going into the early 2000’s experiencing the interdependence of investment banking on equity research. This forced an entire rethinking of what it means to be a research analyst and what the goals should be. All too often the analysis becomes the support structure for investment banking, with the banking clients being the financial supporter of the loss leader the research department.
Having had a strong empirical research background from doing academic research Miller embarked on taking on several positions as a research analyst with several smaller firms. Frustrated by the interference of management and the tradition of what is defined as equity research, he started SISR in 2007, with the belief that security research can be successful as a viable financial entity only when it is uninhibited from outside influences which alter the clarity of thought.
Miller holds a masters degree in economics from the University of Chicago and is ABD in political science. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He holds the series 7, 66, 3, 24, 86 & 87 security licenses.
Jeremy K. Miller – Vice Chairman & Consultant
Jeremy Miller was a member of the team that created the Cross-Sectional Economic Factor Analysis (CEFA) which serves as the intellectual foundation for much of the research conducted at SISR. CEFA takes a cross section of economic data and applies it industry to industry as a means for understanding economic trends within the economy. It takes the economic data for each industry and through various factor analysis techniques models this data to specific industries and companies. This data is then used to gauge the degree of fit of the data to the company’s revenues and earnings. It uses the data to project future revenues and earnings based on the Bayesian inference of the degree of fit.
Jeremy Miller graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in both mathematics and physics. He graduated summa cum laude in mathematics, and magna cum laude in physics. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and the winner of the Harry L. Kieval Prize in Mathematics, awarded to an outstanding graduating senior mathematics major. He completed his PhD in mathematics at Stanford University. Jeremery currently holds a postion at Purdue University as an Assistance Professor of Mathematics focusing on algebraic topology, sympletic geometry.
James Garner, Senior Consultant
Former president of the United States Conference of Mayors, Jim Garner has more than twenty years of local government experience serving as Trustee and Mayor of the Village of Hempstead, the largest Village in New York State, and as president of the Nassau County Village Officials Association.
During his tenure as Hempstead Village mayor he partnered with the private sector and Federal State government agencies to rebuild his community’s downtown, re-establish its economic base and rejuvenating its housing stock and thereby reversing a more than 20 year community decline.
The skills, approach and methods he employed and the lessons he learned in the Renaissance of Hempstead Village were shared nationally and even internationally with city mayors in the United States and Europe, Africa and the Far East. As president of the Conference of Mayors, he was the nation’s ambassador on city revitalization, community development and public/private partnerships to other city mayors; he was the nation’s ambassador on city revitalization, community development and public/private partnerships to other city mayors and to corporate America.
Michael Gerty - Business Develpment & Operations Consultant
Former Regional Vice President at Morgan Stanley and Wachovia/Well Fargo Asset Management, Mike brings 20+ years of experience in financial services. Mike graduated from St. John's University, College of Business Administration in New York with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.