Erik Townsend and Aaron Chan introduce the Accredited Investor Academy Series, Part 2. We’re taking this week off from our regular show format, so instead of a featured interview guest, we’re airing the second of a four-part series about learning to be a sophisticated private investor.
Erik and Aaron discuss:
- The process of re-inventing oneself from running a company as an entrepreneur to managing and running money
- Skillset required for investing versus entrepreneurship
- Resources for re-educating yourself into a sophisticated investor
- Options in alternative financial media
- The utility of financial and private investor conferences and groups
- The different categories of private investors and the work required
- How to take a more active role in managing your own investments
- Difference between an asset allocator and a full-time investor
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Erik Townsend is a retired software entrepreneur turned hedge fund manager. Throughout his career, Erik has capitalized on his ability to understand complex systems and anticipate paradigm shifts far in advance of the mainstream. He launched a Global Macro-strategy hedge fund in July 2013. In February 2016, in a joint effort with Nathan Egger, Erik launched MacroVoices, a new weekly financial podcast program which will target professional finance, high net worth, and other “sophisticated” investors who desire financial content at a level of sophistication and complexity above what the retail investment-focused podcasts on the Internet presently offer.