James Hickman is CIO of HVM Capital, LLC, and a long-time analyst and portfolio manager covering public and private equities and alternative asset class mutual funds. He was the portfolio manager and designer of a multi-alternatives mutual fund that finished in the top 26% of the Morningstar category with less than 5% standard deviation and a Sortino Ratio in excess of 2.00. Investing in pre-revenue startups, Hickman had exits in 60% of investments and materially outperformed broader venture capital indices. He was also a Portfolio Manager at PAR Capital in Boston. Hickman was voted "Best Up and Comer" and later a perennial member of the Institutional Investor All America Research Team in the Major Chemicals Category. Hickman was also recognized as a Wall Street Journal All Star in the Stock Picking and Earnings Accuracy categories.
Hickman is also current President of The Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass.
Recent Articles By The Author
In New York, Chicago and Boston, Taxi Woes Continue, Spelling Trouble for Lenders
The plight of taxi medallion owners and the banks that lent to them continues, and Medallion Financial appears to be under-reserved.
Trump-Led Acceleration in GDP Growth Has Some Structural Barriers
The market rally may have merit on a 'relative-to-Clinton' basis, but there are no easy answers for what has ailed the U.S. and global economies since 2000
GDP Data Mask Poor Quality; Fed May Use as Excuse to Raise Rates
Consumer spending, exports, government spending and inventory are all low-quality and transitory drivers of third-quarter gross domestic product growth of 2.9%, but fixed investment contracted again.
Business Traveler Third-Quarter Data Show More Ride-Hailing Gains
The pressure is high and rising for taxi medallion owners and the lenders who financed purchases at much higher cash flows and values.
What Can France Teach the U.S. About Progressive Policies and Economic Growth?
In France, more than three decades of high-tax-big-safety-net-Keynsianism yielded a self-perpetuating cycle of slower growth and rising tax increases. Here's how it compares to the U.S.
Weak Corporate Capital Spending Shows All That Ails U.S. Economy
Poor labor productivity growth, chronically low money velocity and a severe labor overhang are all symptoms of the core issue of companies not reinvesting in their own organic growth.
Business Travelers Continue Mass Migration to Uber; Lenders Under Pressure
Uber and Lyft continue to clobber taxis and rental cars among business travelers, while market share transfer beyond business starting to seriously hurt taxi medallion lenders.
June Jobs Produces Market Sigh of Relief but Ominous Outlook Is Unchanged
Another poor-quality jobs report as real unemployment ticks up again.
This One Key Economic Issue Explains Trump, Sanders and Brexit
The Brexit, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are all symptoms of historic discontent related to more than a decade of declining bottom-quartile wages and poor jobs growth.
5 Reasons Why the Fed Policy Shift Should Be No Surprise; and What to Expect Next
Fed's credibility rose with policy shift despite consensus reaction to the contrary.