Austin Root is editor and portfolio manager for the Stansberry Portfolio Solutions products. He is also director of research and director of corporate development for Stansberry Research.
Prior to joining Stansberry, Austin was a partner and portfolio manager at D.F. Dent & Co., a Baltimore-based investment advisor focused on owning high-quality growth companies.
Before that, Austin co-founded and ran North Oak Capital, a New York-based hedge fund with a strategic investment from Tiger Management. North Oak produced strong investment returns over the life of the firm, generating positive returns in each year and for every investor, exceeding hedge fund benchmarks.
Austin previously held senior investment positions as SAC Capital Advisors and Soros Fund Management. Austin has experience investing across asset classes, including public equities, derivatives, venture capital, private equity and fixed-income securities. He began his career in investment banking at the Blackstone Group, and he earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia.