Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz looks at the people and ideas that shape markets, investing and business.

Barry L. Ritholtz

Barry L. Ritholtz is the host of Bloomberg Radio’s Masters in Business and is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. He is also the founder and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management. Launched in 2013, RWM is a financial planning and asset management firm, with $175 million in assets. The firm offers a variety of services to the investing public.

In 2008-09, Ritholtz wrote the book Bailout Nation, published by Wiley in 2009. Bailout Nation was named “Investment Book of the Year” by Stock Trader’s Almanac, and won a First Amendment Award for Outstanding Journalism: Best Book. Numerous media including USA Today, Miami Herald, Marketplace Radio and more named it as one of the best finance/business books of 2009.

Mr. Ritholtz has a graduate degree from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, where he focused on Economics, Anti-Trust and Corporate Law. He was a member of the Law Review, and graduated Cum Laude. His undergraduate work was at Stony Brook University, where on a Regents Scholarship, he focused on Mathematics and Physics, graduating with an Bachelor Arts & Sciences degree in Political Science.