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Alan Wu

Alan served as the lead modeler in Ernst and Young’s Energy Center. There, he nurtured relationships with $100B+ oil and gas clients and was entrusted to revise and upgrade their propriety project models. Separately from the firm, he methodically acquired and developed oil and gas properties as a business in 2012 and 2013, selling his business in 2014 at an IRR in excess of 80%.
Alan’s experience with precious metals dates back to the year 2000 when he first purchased gold American Eagles for $298 an ounce. In 2008, Alan co-founded Robles and Wu Trading Company, a general partnership arbitraging the pervasive creation of credit against a diversified portfolio of precious metals. The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) obtained by Robles and Wu was approximately 2.5%, well below the subsequent realized appreciation of PMs.
In a former career, Alan was a design engineer for the defense industry. He designed and built the reaction wheel drive electronics for the James Webb Space Telescope, part of an $8.8B project. He holds a Masters in Financial Engineering from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where his work on pricing exotic financial derivatives was ranked among the top 3 Masters Projects. He also holds a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.