Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist writing about finance, the economy and the business world. He started the Big Picture blog in 2003 and is the founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, an asset management and financial planning firm.
Ritholtz was previously the chief executive officer and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm for which he continues to consult. He is the author of "Bailout Nation" and is a graduate of Stony Brook University and Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He lives on New York's Long Island with his wife.