Brad Reifler is an investment guru and founder of a major hedge fund management company, Forefront Capital. Reifler’s company has serviced a lot of executives and high profile clients, but he also has been putting forth an effort to open the doors to smaller income clients. Reifler has been reaching out to these clients by offering some guidelines on getting started investing. His first piece of advice is to avoid making all the investments in the stock market as it can be volatile and not all the hot investments you see out there are as gold as they appear. He also cautions investors to do research on brokers and money managers and only invest with trusted individuals. Then, he also tells investors to know their investment goals and never deviate away from them.
Brad Reifler has been in the investing and financial advisory business for over 30 years. He began after graduating from Bowdoin College by founding a discretionary accounts management company, Reifler Trading Corporation. The company also specialized in global derivatives and was later sold at a high price to REFCO. Reifler also founded Pali Capital in 1995 where he served as CEO for about 14 years. This company was a private equity firm in which Reifler took a hands-off approach to how brokers managed client funds. Brad Reifler founded Forefront Capital in 2007 and brought a packaged solution to the way their financial services were conducted. He also established Forefront Advisory and Forefront Partners alongside the main firm.
Brad Reifler was pleased with how the firm was able to form partnerships and business strategies with many banks and fortune 500 companies, but he wanted to do something else with the company. He had tried to help his father invest his life savings in an alternative fund some years before, but couldn’t do it because his father was unaccredited. So Reifler setup a public fund with help from SEC where non-accredited individuals could invest with as little as $2,500. Reifler hopes this is just the start to bringing in the 99% of people who might otherwise be too afraid to invest.