Ted Bauman : From South Africa to Banyan Hill

Banyan Hill Publishing’s, Ted Bauman, is the editor of The Bauman Letter, Alpha Stock Alert, and Plan B Club, having joined the team in 2013 as a part-time contributor. He is a native of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, but spent the majority of his career in South Africa, after emigrating to the nation during his early adulthood. Mr. Bauman attended Cape Town University, earning degrees in History, as well as Economics. During his career in South Africa, he worked primarily as an executive in the non-profit sector, but also acted as a consultant for a number of major international institutions, including the United Nations, and the World Bank. Throughout his career, Ted Bauman has made it his mission to help others achieve sovereignty, and one of the largest, most impactful initiatives that he was involved in, was, Slum Dwellers International. Since its inception, Slum Dwellers International has helped millions of people around the world to gain affordable housing. In 2008, Ted Bauman returned to the United States, taking a position with Habitat for Humanity. It was at the suggestion of his father, ex-United States Congressman, Robert Bauman, that he decided to become a financial writer. Although there was a level of uncertainty present in the beginning, with the help of his father, as well as the vast experience garnered during his 25-year career, his business quickly got off of the ground, and he began making money. Today, he lives in Atlanta, GA with his family.

When discussing the most prominent reason for his continued success, Ted Bauman often references time management. Although he is, admittedly, not the best when it comes to time management, he does know that he is most productive in the morning, and thus, often relegates his most difficult assignments to that period of the day. He generally begins by reviewing the news, searching for topics that are relevant to his readership, as well as events that may shake up markets, or provide lucrative investment opportunities. In order to translate his ideas from his mind to the page in a way that will transcend the mundanity of topics such as finance and asset management, he often incorporates real-world examples that allow the material to jump off of the page, finding an immediate connection. This process continues throughout the day until about 5 pm, when he calls it quits, in order to rest and rededicate himself for the upcoming day.