Liz Peek was one of the first women on Wall Street
to become a partner of a so-called “major bracket” firm. After graduating with an Honors Degree in Economics and as a Durant Scholar from Wellesley College, she joined a research boutique on Wall Street where she developed an improbable expertise in backhoes, rock bits and oilfield wireline services. She became a CFA and in 1975 she moved to Wertheim & Company, a leading equities house which subsequently was bought by Schroder, Inc. and then by Citigroup. During almost two decades with the firm, Liz became a top-ranked analyst covering oilfield services companies, co-head of investment research and head of the firm’s international research department. As a partner she was seconded to Schroder to assist that company’s entry into the equities business at the time of London’s “Big Bang”, and then assigned to build Wertheim’s equities business in Tokyo.
Liz was the first woman to head the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts, a national organization of several hundred energy investors, and was a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Oil and Gas Journal, Wall Street Transcript and other industry periodicals. She was a guest on Wall Street Week and other financial programs.
In recent years Liz has been a columnist with The Fiscal Times and FoxNews.com. For several years she was the business columnist for The New York Sun; she has also written for The New York Post, The Huffington Post, The Motley Fool and published a weekly column on Women on the Web (wowOwow.) She has also contributed articles to Trends, a business periodical in the Middle East, Avenue and The New York Observer. She is a regular guest on several Fox Business shows including Varney & Company, After the Bell and Making Money with Charles Payne. She also is a frequent panelist on FoxNews.comLive and has appeared on many other TV programs including Larry Kudlow and Fox and Friends. She has been twice nominated for a Loeb Award.In the not-for-profit world she chairs the Board of Trustees of FIT, a SUNY college of some 10,000 students, and serves on the board of the Central Park Conservancy Women’s Committee. She is married to Jeffrey Peek and has three children.