Manuel P. Asensio
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Asensio & Company, Inc. an investment firm founded in 1992 that became the first and thus far only known dedicated short selling organization to have been a registered member of FINRA and SEC as a securities dealer. Asensio published the first known "Strong Sell" recommendation in January 1996. In January 2014 the National Bureau of Economic Research, the U.S. largest and most prestigious economics research organization, published a behavioral finance article titled the first titled “How Constraining Are Limits to Arbitrage? Evidence from a Recent Financial Innovation” that Manuel P. Asensio of Asensio & Company was the “Pioneer” short selling “arbitrageur” with the largest price correction among its peers during the study’s timeframe. In 1996 Mr. Asensio launched asensio.com as one of the website for a U.S. investment banker and it was undoubtedly the only, for reasons that became obvious 21 years later in the crash of 2008, organization publicly devoted to identify short selling investment candidates and drilling down on their business and the character of management to form an opinion about its future value and then advocate this view. Mr. Asensio is also the co-founder of the Alliance for Economic Stability a non-profit non-partisan organization dedicated to fostering an understanding of federal government decision making in the nation’s financial regulatory system. linkedin played an important role in asensio.com's decision to selected Universal Display to be the subject of its 50th Strong Sell campaign in September 2013. For this reason may of persons in my network are deeply involved in the OLED industry.