NEW YORK — Bloomberg View today announced that Barry L.
Ritholtz is joining the opinion and analysis site as a columnist
covering finance, the economy, and the business world writ
large.

“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 runs the closely followed finance blog, The Big
Picture, which will now largely serve as an archive for his
work, which will now originate on Bloomberg View. Ritholtz, who
also works as a money manager and has been a professional market
strategist, specializes in quantitative and behavioral analyses
of markets and the economy and approaches both as a witty and
iconoclastic contrarian.

Ritholtz has written on such topics as the psychology of
investing and decision-making, Wall Street and banking, and
fiscal and monetary policy. He was an early and prescient
observer of the housing and financial crisis several years ago.
His book, “Bailout Nation,” offers an incisive exploration of
the roots of that crisis.

He is a frequent guest on television and radio and he will
continue to do so across Bloomberg’s various global media
platforms. In addition to other media appearances, he will
develop a weekly radio show and podcast for Bloomberg View and
Bloomberg News covering finance, the economy, and the business
world.

Ritholtz studied mathematics and physics at Stony Brook
University, where he also earned an undergraduate degree in
political science. He has a law degree, cum laude, 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.

A New York Knicks fan, a boater, and a vintage sports car
enthusiast, Ritholtz and his wife, Wendy, live on the North
Shore of Long Island.

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