Jonathan Wallentine is a notable actuary⁽¹⁾ and author⁽²⁾⁽³⁾ on risk management. Recent news headlines about Mr. Wallentine include a public letter about the Black Rifle Coffee Stock Fraud⁽⁴⁾ and his founding of laWow.org⁽⁵⁾ - the first lawsuit search engine⁽¹⁸⁾. Mr. Wallentine recently purchased Airport NV00-Valley View from Boyd Gaming in 2023. According to local news, Mr. Wallentine plans to build the largest privately owned and controlled airport in North America.
February 6, 1982 (age 41)
Pure Mathematics, Probability Theory
Institute of Applied Actuarial Science, Safeco Insurance, Pacific Life Insurance, Actuarial Management Corporation, laWow, 1791 Management
Early life and education
Mr. Wallentine was born in Palm Springs, California. In college and graduate school, he was known for successfully arbitraging interest rate spreads between FDIC-insured money market rates and credit card promotional rates. Mr. Wallentine holds a BS in Pure Mathematics from UCLA (2005), is a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst⁽⁶⁾ (2009), and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries⁽⁷⁾ (2009).
Wallentine began his career by building predictive models for Safeco Insurance Company (2005), and later became a Director of Pacific Life Insurance Company (2012). He is also the CEO of Actuarial Management Corporation⁽⁸⁾, a company that pioneered the use of abstract algebra's commutative rings to reliably manage financial risk.
In 2019, Wallentine founded The Institute of Applied Actuarial Science⁽¹⁰⁾ ("IAAS"), a privately funded non-profit academic research institution in collaboration with the California State University System and currently sits on its Board of Directors.
In 2020, Wallentine founded 1791 Management⁽¹⁹⁾, an Opportunistic Event-Driven Fund. The Fund’s strategy seeks opportunities where special situations cause pricing dislocations in certain financial markets.
In May 2022, Mr. Wallentine's staff at 1791 Management produced a report titled "Is Black Rifle's ignorance or arrogance to blame?"⁽¹¹⁾ Following the letter sent to Black Rifle Coffee⁽⁴⁾ demanding they brew up an "action plan" to address serious allegations of Corporate Governance failures and Code of Conduct violations. After Black Rifle Coffee's management refused to address Governance failures, a civil complaint was filed against Black Rifle Coffee Company⁽¹²⁾ (NYSE: BRCC) for intentional violations of securities laws and fraud⁽¹³⁾, including deliberate breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligent misrepresentation. Furthermore, 1791 Management published another supplemental report⁽¹⁴⁾⁽¹⁵⁾ on Black Rifle Coffee Company detailing the additional lawsuits filed against the Company as a result of them going public and manufacturing an artificial squeeze to boost the price of their shares while claiming a significant amount for themselves. Exhibits were also sent to regulators⁽²⁰⁾ regarding the Underwriter of Black Rifle Coffee's De-SPAC IPO.
In June 2022, a separate research report⁽¹⁶⁾ was released about Energy Vault (NYSE: NRGV), revealing 1791 Management's investigation of Energy Vault's business prospects. A subsequent lawsuit was filed against Energy Vault⁽¹⁷⁾ for intentional violations of securities laws and fraud, including deliberate fraudulent misrepresentations and omissions relating to the company's business, operations, and prospects.
Both securities fraud lawsuits filed by 1791 Management in 2022 are a result of the "The Great SPAC Scam on American Investors."
In October 2022, Wallentine co-founded The Actuarial Development Institute⁽²¹⁾ ("ADI") along with co-founder Charles Johnson, FSA, MAAA. ADI serves the Aspiring Actuarial market by creating connected systems and training experiences for aspiring students.
Board of Directors
As of 2022, Jonathan Wallentine⁽¹⁹⁾ sits on the boards of Actuarial Management Corporation, 1791 Management, Dant Ventures, The Institute of Applied Actuarial Science, laWow - the first lawsuit search engine⁽²²⁾, and the Actuarial Development Institute (ADI).
¹ Schwebke, Scott (October 2, 2022). "Legal of Legal brawl erupts between Black Rifle Coffee and one of its investors its OC investors". The Mercury News.
² Wallentine, Jonathan (April 26, 2016). "Cloning Wall Street". Amazon.
³ Wallentine, Jonathan (October 22, 2018). "Beating Wall Street". Amazon.
⁴ 1791 Management (May 17, 2022). "1791 Management sends letter to Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC) demanding they brew up an "action plan" to address serious allegations of Corporate Governance failures and Code of Conduct violations". Yahoo! Finance.
⁵ laWow.org (September 21, 2022). "laWow.Org Makes Lawsuit Against Donald Trump by New York Attorney General, Letitia James, Available to the Public". Bloomberg.
⁶ New Chartered Enterprise Risk Analysts. Society of Actuaries. July 2009.
⁷ New Fellows. Society of Actuaries. September 2009.
⁸ "Jonathan Wallentine". Bloomberg.
⁹ Francis, Josh (November 29, 2013). "Laguna Niguel couple tout fund to save for college". Orange County Register.
¹⁰ "Tax Exempt Organization Search". IRS.
¹¹ "Black Rifle Coffee Research". 1791 Management.
¹⁷ 1791 Management (May 19, 2022)."LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST ENERGY VAULT (NYSE: NRGV): 1791 Management files Securities Fraud and Market Manipulation Lawsuit against Energy Vault Inc". Yahoo! Finance.
¹⁸ Aquino, Kaitlin (November 8, 2022). "Startups & Innovations". Orange County Business Journal.
¹⁹ "A subsidiary run by Jonathan Wallentine". 1791 Management.
²⁰ 1791 Management (July 15, 2022). "Today 1791 Releases Exhibits Sent to Regulators Regarding...". Newswire.
²¹ "An entity Co-founded by Jonathan Wallentine". Actuarial Development Institute.
²² Moore, Andria (December 20, 2022). "laWow Founders on the Inspiration Behind Building An Open-Source Lawsuit Search Engine." dot.LA.