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William Michael Cunningham

William Michael Cunningham is the founder of Creative Investment Research, where he is Managing Partner for National Crowdfunding Services. A former securities broker and institutional salesman, he works with pension fund trustees, investment managers, community activists, government agencies, and financial industry organizations to create and implement social and community investing initiatives. In February 2006, Cunningham warned the SEC that his Fully Adjusted Return Methodology statistical models signaled the possibility of system-wide economic and market failure. He has testified before the Ways and Means and Financial Services Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives. In an October 1998 petition to the United States Court of Appeals, he opposed the elimination of the Glass-Steagall Act, citing evidence that growing financial market malfeasance greatly reduced the safety and integrity of large financial institutions. Cunningham has been involved for twenty years in the provision of online resources to small businesses, including crowdfunding prototypes. An economist, investment advisor, researcher, and social investing policy analyst, he serves as a Capstone student advisor in the Real Estate Program at Georgetown University. A strong advocate for the integration of human values in finance, he involves his students in developing new ways to combine social values and investing. Cunningham holds his MBA in Finance and MA in Economics from the University of Chicago.

William Michael Cunningham's Books

The JOBS Act

The JOBS Act

  • Publication Date: October 2, 2012
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4755-5
  • Price: $13.99

The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups provides usable information and insight on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. Readers will learn how to take advantage of the new law to get up to $1 million in crowdfunding to launch and grow a business. Learn More …