Sophisticated Investor is an online magazine dedicated to providing useful information to sophisticated and accredited investors worldwide. We cover a variety of topics related to alternative investments, offshore investing, precious metals, cryptocurrencies, hedge funds, ICOs, pre-IPO investments, startups and more. We have a team of financial authors and experts that produce content on a weekly basis covering current events and reviewing the latest investment trends.


John Karr, COO at Sophisticated Investor

John Karr is an ex-Wall Street executive who is currently the COO at, a magazine dedicated to providing alternative investment analyses and commentary for sophisticated and accredited investors, retirement account owners and anyone interested in portfolio diversification and alternative asset allocation.


Gino D'Alessio is a Broker/Dealer with over twenty years experience in various OTC markets such as Bonds, FX and Derivatives. Currently a Financial Markets and Investments Writer & Analyst
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Sarah Bauder is a financial writer with over a decade of experience at numerous online publications, writing about alternative investments, retirement, US politics, world economy and more.
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Liam Hunt, M.A., is a financial writer covering global markets, monetary policy, retirement savings, and millennial investing. His commentary and analysis have been featured in the New York Post, Reader's Digest, Fox Business, and Forbes.
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W.D. Crowder is an American published author. His background and areas of expertise include history, economics, retirement, finance, expatriate living, international relations, investments, and personal finance. A widely read and top of his class graduate of Stetson University, he obtained his bachelor of arts degree in History with minors in Latin American Studies and International Relations and a special emphasis in Economics. He was President of his Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honors Fraternity) Stetson University chapter and a Phi Beta Kappa (National Honors Fraternity) member.
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Michael J. Panzner is a 30-year Wall Street veteran and the author of three books, including Financial Armageddon, which predicted the 2008 global financial crisis.
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Mark Turner is an author and editor at Sophisticated Investor. He has over two decades of experience in the financial industry as a broker in both Chicago and New York and has written for several top tier publications. He currently covers the topics of alternative investments, geopolitical events, US economy, portfolio diversification and others.
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Renee Ann Breiten is a freelance finance writer and former management consultant with over 15 years of experience in business management and strategy. She earned an MBA in financial management from Exeter in 2007 and has enjoyed a variety of international business experiences, working primarily in England and Australia. Breiten's work is centered on technology, consumer trends, and investing strategies. Her writing has appeared on TheStreet, Marketwatch, Insider Monkey, Seeking Alpha and Motley Fool.
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Nick Saraev is a technology writer with a particular interest in macroeconomics and entrepreneurship. He's been featured in publications like Popular Mechanics and Apple News.
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Mustafa K. (CA, CIA) is an accounting professional with over a decade of experience in financial audits, compliance, and advisory. Currently, Mustafa serves as a tax associate and finance writer.
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Adam Hamadiya is a financial writer who comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Witnessing success off the beaten path has made him particularly interested in behavioral and personal finance, subjects that he writes about widely in online publications.
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Ashley Lipman is an award-winning writer at Study Clerk who discovered her passion for providing knowledge to readers worldwide on topics closest to her heart—all things digital. Since her first high school award in creative writing, she continues to deliver awesome content through various niches touching the digital sphere.
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