Lou Schizas is an equities analyst, investor, entrepreneur, professor and television and radio personality – and a true believer in the happiness-inspiring powers of capitalism.
Lou is the ‘business guy’ for the John Oakley Show on Corus Radio’s AM640 Toronto Radio. His successful “Happy Capitalism” segments also air on The McArthur Show on AM980 in London and have been heard on AM940 in Montreal, and on AM770 CHQR in Calgary. Lou draws inspiration for his segments from the business world, as well as from the stories of those he encounters. In that respect, he is especially inspired by his work as a Professor of Finance at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ontario.
Between 1999 and 2007 Lou was the on-air Equities Analyst for Business News Network (BNN, formerly Report on Business Television), Canada’s all-business television network, as well as a daily contributor to national network CTV’s morning flagship program, Canada AM. A favorite with viewers, Lou analyzed over 16,000 stocks during his time with BNN.
Lou grew up in Flushing, Queens and bought his first stock at the age of eleven and started his first business at the age of fifteen. After heading west to find adventure, Lou settled in Calgary, Alberta, where he held ‘real jobs’ in the construction industry, and owned and managed Calgary’s first comedy club. Lou then entered the finance field, and worked for many years as a financial advisor and wrote a personal financial column for the Calgary Sun. He also hosted a popular radio program called “The Money Manager” on AM 1060 CKMX.
Lou holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and did graduate work at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He holds the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation and is a fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.