Austin G. Root
At Stansberry Research, Austin is the portfolio manager for the firm’s flagship portfolio product, Stansberry Portfolio Solutions. He also leads the investment research idea generation process for more than two dozen editors and analysts, and is also director of corporate development.
Prior to joining Stansberry, Austin was a partner and portfolio manager at D.F. Dent & Co. in Baltimore. Before that, Austin co-founded and ran North Oak Capital, a New York-based hedge fund with a strategic investment from Tiger Management. North Oak produced favorable investment performance over the life of the fund, generating positive returns in each year and for every investor, and exceeding hedge fund benchmarks. Austin has also held senior investment positions at Soros Fund Management and SAC Capital Advisors. He began his career in investment banking at the Blackstone Group.
Austin has an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife Tracey and their three children Gavin, Hadley and Garrett.