It is amazing. The FTX Crash has caught most people off guard and many celebrities lost money too. There is word that it is one big ponzi scheme with politicians, slush funds, celebrity endorsers, and trying to expatriate SBF back to the US to face justice. This is the stuff that is Michael Lewis will be writing about in the big Short 2 (which apparently he has been embedded for the past 6 months with SBF).
I do find it odd that I have not heard anyone screaming for his arrest yet. They got Bernie Madoff quickly. Why not this guy? Is there more to come? It is still too early to know all the details, but the initial reports are riveting... of course it could also be fake news.
Join us this week on Money Tree Investing's Beware of Inflation Episode with Kirk Chisholm and Barbara Friedberg.
"Cash is not trash... Cash is King." - Kirk Chisholm
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Today's Guest: Kirk Chisholm
Kirk Chisholm is a Wealth Manager and Principal at Innovative Advisory Group, an independent Registered Investment Advisor located in Lexington, MA. He has been providing wealth management services to individuals, executives, entrepreneurs, and their families since 1999. He is an outside the box thinker, risk manager, inflation expert, blogger, podcaster, and all-around interesting guy. Kirk is dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all of his clients and their families. One of the benefits of working with Kirk is his patience, empathy, and his ability to provide clear and easy-to-understand explanations to complex financial topics.
Kirk developed a unique philosophy for the wealth management industry called Risk Management First. The medical field has a similar way of thinking of “first do no harm”. This philosophy focuses on risk management for clients in all aspects of their lives in ways the industry does not address. Risk management does not stop with investments. It also requires working closely with other professionals to address areas of their financial lives not currently being met.
In 2008, Kirk co-founded Innovative Advisory Group to address the needs not being addressed by the wealth management industry. It started with specializing in alternative assets held in retirement accounts (i.e. self directed IRAs/401ks). Then the company expanded into the specialization of college funding (i.e. planning, strategy, and paying the least possible for a high quality education), Risk Management First, exit planning for business owners, advanced planning (estate, tax, etc), and providing practice management and leadership training to other financial advisors, accountants and attorneys.
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