Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson

Fr. Emmanuel is the founder and president of the Lantern Foundation and also the Chief Investment Officer of Lemelson Capital Management which he established in 2012 as a way to advocate a Christian philosophy of investment.

As a graduate student at Holy Cross Father founded the internet site Amvona which achieved - 120% Compound Annual Growth Rate from its inception in 1999 until 2006.  In 2005 Alexa ranked Amvona amongst the 10 ten most visited photography related sites.

Father is the author of over four patents including design, business process and software architecture.

He writes extensively on the psychology of investment policy as well as on the ethics of contemporary legal and economic issues and has been quoted regularly in the Washington Post, USA Today, CBS News, Fox News, The Street, Benzinga, ValueWalk, SeekingAlpha and countless other places.

His analysis of the securitization of residential mortgage backed securities, and in particular the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Courts’ ruling on the landmark Bevilacqua and Ibanez cases, have received extensive acclaim from both the legal and financial communities, and have been widely cited and republished.

Lemelson Capital is regularly ranked in the top 1% of its peer-group by Morningstar. In July and Oct of 2013 as well as April 2014 LCM ranked among the top hedge funds in the world according to Barron’s. 

In Feb 2014 the firm was featured as a top performing Fund in the Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report and in Aug of 2014 ranked as the #1 long-biased fund by Barclay's Hedge.

From its Sept 2012 inception through January 2017, the fund returned a compounded annualized rate of return of 27.07%, an average annual rate of return of 27.71%* and an overall gain of 188.06% net of all fees and expenses. 

Father holds a BA in Theology and Religious Studies from Seattle University and M.Div from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and is currently working on publishing his first book entitled “Indigenous Orthodoxy: a canonical perspective on the apostolic mission of the church”.

*See also: http://amvona.com/about-us  -  http://lemelsoncapital.com

* *The "Average Annual ROR" is the sum of the returns divided by whole years even though some years are only partial (e.g. 2012).