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Bloomberg Hires Barry Ritholtz

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Barry L. Ritholtz joins Bloomberg View as a columnist covering finance, the economy, and the business world writ large. Ritholtz runs the finance blog The Big Picture, and also works as a money manager. He has been a professional market strategist, specializing in quantitative and behavioral analyses of markets and the economy. His approaches are both as a witty and iconoclastic contrarian.

“Barry brings a singular and authoritative voice to our core business coverage,” said David Shipley, the senior executive editor of Bloomberg View. “We’re thrilled that he’s decided to make View his new home.”

Ritholtz studied mathematics and physics at Stony Brook University, where he also earned an undergraduate degree in political science. He has a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He worked briefly as an attorney before pursuing a career in finance. He launched The Big Picture blog in 2003.

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