Josh Schein, CEO

Josh Schein is CEO of Global Key Advisors. Josh developed and ran InsideTrack® at Citi Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley from 1996 through 2014 before bringing the portfolios to Global Key. Offered primarily to public company insiders, the portfolios seek to quantitatively identify and track ‘smart money’ through scrubbing and analysis of data from public sources. Josh brings original perspectives to ‘smart money’ include recent authorship of the first time series work on insider trading in studies showing that insiders worsen at acquiring shares while improving at selling and that rarity of trading correlates positively to performance.

Working with Global Key clients, Josh was integral in launching Global Impact Communications, Inc., the only high-speed Internet backbone existing in the Brazilian Amazon. The network extends 400 miles with near-term plans to expand coverage to an area approximately the size of India. Josh serves as Board Secretary spearheading efforts to help underserved communities and halt rainforest degradation. Josh is also a Founder and Board Member of Pegasus Power Solutions, a global turnkey solutions provider for customers with large-scale energy needs.

Josh holds a BA summa cum laude from West Virginia University and a JD from the University of Washington. During law school, Josh co-founded the Washington International Law Journal. During college, Josh spent a year in India at Banaras Hindu University and a year in Thailand as a research assistant with Yale University studying Asian honeybees. Josh worked in Tokyo between college and law school, acquiring fluency in Japanese and later serving as a translator before starting a financial career.

Josh volunteers with two nonprofit environment organizations, serving since 2015 as a moderator, judge, and mentor for the Cleantech Open, the world’s oldest and largest cleantech venture accelerator, and as a Board Member for Acterra, a 50-year-old organization dedicated to environmental engagement.

To learn more about Josh’s unconventional segue into asset management, read on.

Lessons from Honeybees: Falling into Big Data Without Knowing It, by Josh Schein