E 4552Color 1Erik Townsend and Aaron Chan introduce the Accredited Investor Academy Series, Part 3. We’re taking this week off from our regular show format, so instead of a featured interview guest, we’re airing the third of a four-part series about learning to be a sophisticated private investor.

Erik and Aaron discuss:

  • The definition of angel investing
  • Profile of a successful angel investor
  • Professionally-managed alternative investment vehicles
  • Mechanics and nuances involved with investing in alternative vehicles
  • Difference between con men and the true outperformers
  • Investment minimums and investor quotas in 3(c)(1) and 3(c)(7) funds
  • Origins of the 2/20 fee structure and appropriate due diligence
  • Particulars of venture capital and private equity limited partnerships
  • Benefits of getting marketing material from funds


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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.