Karen Firestone has spent over thirty years honing skills applied to
the investment world, while at the same time navigating a path through the work/familyscape. She considers many issues from an unusual angle, including stock market movement, factors facing professional women today, and how to think in simple terms about some complex financial structures. Karen shares her observations in posts that also appear in the Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post. As the CEO of Aureus Asset Management, a former fund manager at Fidelity Investments, and the mother of four grown children, Karen has a rare perspective into which she injects humor and some irreverence.

Kari Firestone Speaks at TEDx Beacon Street


This past Saturday, Kari Firestone was a speaker at the annual TEDx Beacon Street Event. TEDx Beacon Street is an independently organized TED talk whereby local communities can hold their own TED events and introduce the TED experience to a wider audience. Kari spoke about the tenets of Sensible Risk-Taking and how we can apply…


What We Can Learn From The Election

Thoughts from Aureus CEO Kari Firestone: We cannot trust polls, surveys, or predictions.  How does that translate to my business, investments, which is totally based on aligning expectations with prices? We need to be more skeptical about predictions we hear from Wall Street, from corporations, and, of course, from pollsters.  The most surprising thing about…


WSJ: Inflation, Long Quiescent, Begins to Stir

By Greg Ip As expected, some price pressure from higher wages and commodities is starting to increase inflation.  Not such a bad thing if companies can pass on some cost increases. Read the full article in The Wall Street Journal


Squawk Box What’s Working: Hot stock picks

Last Friday Kari joined the hosts of Squawk Box to talk about what’s currently working in the market. She highlighted a couple of stocks that she likes going forward. Watch the video on CNBC.com here or watch the video below:


Halftime Report: Kari Joins the Traders

Kari joined CNBC’s The Halftime Report this past Wednesday for the full hour to discuss a number of stocks, trades, and key issues affecting the market right now. You can watch all of her videos below or watch more on the CNBC website. Stick with the chip stocks?   NKE – the worst-performing stock on…


HBR – Case Study: An Office Romance Gone Wrong

Kari was featured as an Expert in one of Harvard Business Reviews’ case studies on office romance. Read the article as well as her commentary by following the link below. Read the full article in The Harvard Business Review here.