Brad Reifler is an entrepreneur who has worked in the financial industry for more than 30 years. He started his first investment firm, Reifler Trading Company, in 1982 and managed a few hundred million in mutual funds including futures. Over the course of time he also grew the company into one that provided investment research and global derivative advisory services.
In 1995, Brad Reifler founded Pali Capital. This financial advisory company, which was a broker-dealer that invested solely in the equity market, used hedge funds in their investing strategy.
He combined the hedge funds that he invested in with derivative structures along with credit analysis that he built into packages that could be sold to investors. Eventually, his company had more than 300 people employed and was earning over $1 billion a year just in commissions.
According to Bloomberg, It was in 2009 that Brad Reifler founded Forefront Capital Markets Management, LLC. He is the company’s Chief Executive Officer. He also manages a number of subsidiaries of his company including Forefront Advisory, LLC, Forefront Partners, and Forefront Income Trust.
His companies are located in New York City and invest in both traditional assets such as stocks and bond as well as alternative investments such as real estate, natural resources, and private equity.
Forefront Income Trust is focused on providing a way for the average person to invest in alternative assets. There are classes of assets that ordinarily can only be invested in by the richest 1% which Brad Reifler makes available to everyone. This gives people broader diversity as well as the funds he offers are not correlated with the stock market.
As Brad Reifler has shared, there are three main problems that face the average small investor. The first is fees, a big problem on Wall Street. Most financial companies charge excessive fees regardless of how their funds perform.
The second problem is that small investors are limited in what assets they can invest in by the old, outdated government laws. The third problem is that these laws basically force people to have far too much of their investments exposed to the stock market.