Derek Higa

Director, Research Analyst

Los Angeles, CA 310.448.6910

As Director, Research Analyst, I'm the regional lead for APAC and I focus on the global consumer cyclical sector, implementing my O’Neil Methodology expertise and idea flow to help clients outperform their respective benchmarks.

Working at William O’Neil + Company provides the best environment to learn about equities and investing, using a methodology with a unique way of looking at markets that is unavailable anywhere else in the industry.

It’s important in investing to develop a daily routine and be consistent. The market changes every day so there’s something new to learn. I try to be open-minded and not over think it.

Making a great call on an idea is very rewarding. We make very timely recommendations that have little bias using both current and historical analysis. Our method has helped us make some impressive calls on when to buy or sell a stock.

I am a married father of two daughters, and I spend most of my spare time with my family. Being responsible for shaping the development of someone else can be very stressful but at the end of the day, it is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. It is challenging to keep a daily routine, like sleeping schedules and reading to my daughters, but experiencing their development is priceless and humbling, even if I’m tired at the end of the day.

I consider myself a ‘die hard’ LA Lakers fan. I try to get to a game whenever I can…if not, you can be sure I’ll be watching them on TV. I also enjoy listening to all genres of Indie music.

Having knowledge and constant awareness of market movements globally provides a key edge for our analysts. Our wide perspective helps us be on top of supply and demand and where capital inflows and outflows are occurring.