Michael Cannivet is the founder, portfolio manager and President of Silverlight Asset Management, an investment advisory firm serving high net worth private clients. He's also a Forbes contributor and columnist for RealClearMarkets.
Prior to founding Silverlight, Michael was a Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer for Palo Capital. There he was responsible for the firm’s investment research process, overseeing investment strategy, asset allocation and security selection for client portfolios. His theoretical work pioneered a valuation approach that aided in the successful management of the firm’s Core Equity and Equity Income strategies. During his tenure as manager, both strategies’ cumulative risk-adjusted returns ranked in the top 5% nationally compared to peers.1
Prior to joining Palo Capital, Michael lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was a security analyst for Fisher Investments. There he worked under the tutelage of acclaimed investor, Ken Fisher. In 2009, he co-authored Fisher Investments on Consumer Staples, published by John Wiley & Sons.
Michael received a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Georgetown University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Outside of work, Michael is an active supporter of Make-a-Wish Foundation and serves as a Wish Granter. He resides in Ladera Ranch, California with his wife Jennifer and two sons.