Bob Lynch

Senior Trader

Years at Punch:

11

Years in the Industry:

11

Personal Interests:
  • Wake Surfing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Snowboarding

The stock market called to Bob at a very young age, which is probably why he hightailed it to an internship at Punch during his collegiate years at the University of St. Thomas, where Bob graduated with a BA in Financial Management. There was something about the breakneck pace of trading and steep learning curve of investing that drew him in and never let go.

Now a full-time head trader, Bob spends the majority of his time monitoring the market and putting cash to work for clients. While many of his professional peers get caught up in the chaos of the trading environment, Bob opts for a cool, calm, and collected approach so he can exert his energies on the small details that can make or break a trade. As a result, clients put their cash in his capable hands with trust and assurance.

During the summer months, Bob spends the majority of his free time on Lake Minnetonka. He enjoys doing any outdoor sport that involves a board and tinkering with cars and motors when he’s not on the water.

John Carraux, CFA, CIC

Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager

Years at Punch:

20

Years in the Industry:

20

Personal Interests:
  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Curling

John is intimately involved in all aspects of the research and investment process at Punch & Associates, and he works closely with our team to manage our investment strategies on a daily basis. John joined the firm shortly after its inception in 2002 and cut his investment teeth doing the basic work of a research analyst: sifting through financial statements, talking to management teams, and developing an eye for value. Today, as then, he still gets excited over the details of investing, and enjoys reading footnotes, listening to conference calls, and stacking up well-worn Annual Reports in his office at home.

John is a CFA® charterholder and is happy that his years of studying for it are behind him. He lives in Chaska, Minnesota with his wife, Anne, and four children. John graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Delta Epsilon Sigma honors from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and enjoys reading, tennis, and skiing with his family. As a Wisconsin native, John always knew that “the Pack” would see their fourth NFL Championship well before “the Queens” saw their fifth Superbowl.

 

 

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