Andrew Grossman Education: Washington University, St. Louis, MO (BA), Fordham University, New York, NY (MBA) Expertise: Trading, Investing, Financial Cycles International banking and tradingInstitutional brokerageDerivatives pricing systems designerDeveloper of financial market pricing algorithms based on cycle analysisFinancial market and strategic planning consulting Experience Andrew began his career in financial services, starting at Cantor Fitzgerald and other institutional brokerage companies, where he gained broad experience in the major capital markets. He focused on the foreign exchange markets and specialized in off-balance sheet interest rate derivatives such as forward rate agreements (FRAs) and interest rate swaps. Andrew also developed pricing systems for those markets that could disseminate live prices electronically, and which were used to broker the inter-bank market.He then worked as a banker for Nord/LB as a sales and proprietary trader in interest rate and foreign exchange markets, then at Bank of New York Mellon’s Pershing subsidiary as a product manager for separately managed account platforms generating model portfolios from client risk profiles.After formal positions in banking and finance, Andrew worked as a fundraiser in higher education and medicine for University of Rochester, the Alzheimer’s Association, and The Strong National Museum of Play. Andrew, who was taught financial market forecasting from an analyst that provided specific trading ideas to hedge funds, institutional investors, and individuals, continues his financial markets work identifying specific trading opportunities based on market cycle algorithms.Andrew is also a writer and editor available for multiple subject areas and project types, teaches market forecasting to select students, and provides strategic consulting services to non-profit and for-profit organizations. He holds a NASD Series 65 license as a registered investment advisor representative, and is a licensed property & casualty insurance broker in New York. An identical twin, Andrew enjoys reading and music, is a more than capable cook and baker, knows how to fix things around the house, plays golf and tennis, and has bowled two 300 games. Andrew lives in Rochester, NY and Boca Raton, FL with his wife and twin daughters.Andrew has written for The Balance since June 2022. Education Andrew received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis, where he volunteers as an alumni interviewer, and was regional and national chair of the Alumni and Parents Admission Program, a regional cabinet member, and an executive committee member of the Alumni Board of Governors.He attended Fordham University Gabelli School of Business for his MBA in Finance, earning membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma academic honor society. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.