The new fictional film of 2016, Money Monster follows a kind of story in the financial world that isn’t so fictional after all. Brad Reifler, the CEO of Forefront Capital has certainly admitted that many middle class Americans have swept under by investment firms and brokerages who’ve either given them bad advice while still profiting off of them, or even ignored completely. What Brad Reifler would like to see change is an end of exorbitant fees charged to investors, more access to investment funds that middle class Americans have not had before, and not being as vulnerable to the stock market’s risks.
Brad Reifler has spent most of his career as an investment advisor and trading expert in both the futures and equities markets. His first company was Reifler Trading Company, a firm that focused on futures, global derivatives, and execution services. After selling that company, he founded Pali Capital, a hedge fund management firm that used a set of differentiated strategies to help investors reach their goals. Reifler eventually started up Forefront Capital and grew their asset management funds quickly, attracting a lot of fortune 100 and fortune 500 executives to the company. But after a number of years, Brad Reifler decided to try something a little different with this company.
A number of years ago, his father decided to retire and wanted Reifler to invest his money into a good retirement account. Reifler was unable to find many good options to invest it in because of all the restrictions that were placed on non-accredited investors. So he decided he was going to change that by pursuing options to help get more investors accredited, and allow smaller income individuals to invest in these options. So he started up a public investment fund that would allow people to invest as low as $2,500 into it, and would have a lot more diversification options that you would not find at other wealth management firms or brokerages. Reifler has seen a huge market for middle class America and believes that anyone can be a successful investor if given the right guidance.
There are few people who are more respected than Michael Zomber in the world of collecting. Michael has made himself into one of the greatest authorities in the United States when it comes to Japanese samurai swords and antique firearms. However, Michael did not plan for his life to end up like this. He started out as an average kid from a regular family. However, he began to realize the importance that academic excellence could have in his life. This made him start to study harder than ever before.
According to CrunchBase, Michael eventually gained entry into the University of Illinois. He took on a double major. His two degrees were in English and psychology. He was not exactly sure what he was going to do with both of his degrees. He eventually decided that it would be in his best interests if he went back to school instead of entering the job force right away. Zomber attended UCLA where he earned an English literature master’s degree.
Zomber was encouraged by his wife to try his hand at writing the screenplay to a feature film. The idea to write a screenplay eventually changed into a documentary. He decided to make his documentary about samurai warriors and the lives that they led hundreds of years ago in Japan. This was a very ambitious project. However, it was a subject that Michael was very passionate about. Therefore, he put all of his time and energy into it. “The Soul of the Samurai” was praised by many prominent critics upon its release.
Zomber has a collection of samurai swords that several people have offered to buy for very large sums of money. He has several rare pieces that a few museums have expressed some interest in owning. However, his samurai sword collection pales in comparison to all of his antique guns. Michael is such an expert when it comes to antique firearms that he is frequently sought after to be interviewed by important TV networks. It is accepted by most of the American media that nobody in the United States knows more than Michael Zomber about antique guns.
Sanjay Shah is a businessman and the innovator behind Solo Capital, an investment firm that specializes in giving expert advice to small and medium businesses around the world. As this is a investment firm that is located in London, this has became a great investment firm for many international businesses and individuals. As a businessman, Sanjay Shah has always put his family first in all of the decisions that he has made. Though he is a businessman, Sanjay Shah Denmark also has a passion for helping others around the world. One of his most recent endeavors was a result of his son’s diagnosis with autism, a common development disorder, that has lacked much research ever since it was discovered.
Autism is a common development disorder that has been diagnosed to one in 68 children. Among these 68 children, the most common individuals who are diagnosed are boys. As Sanjay is the father of a diagnosed autistic child, Mr. Shah has done everything in his power to further the research of autism in order to understand the disorder more. the result of this search is Autism Rocks, a unique foundation that is dedicated to furthering the research of autism and how the brain functions. As a parent, Sanjay Shah has no intention of changing his son with the cure, but instead wants to understand the disorder more. This will not only help the relationship between him and his son, but will also help other parents it autistic children.
Autism Rocks was officially established in 2014, three years after his son was diagnosed with the disorder. The inspiration behind the development of this organization was a visit from international superstar, Snoop Dogg. This well-known rap artist paid a visit along with some friends of Sanjay Shah and Snoop Dogg was able to get to know his young son. As a big fan of Snoop Dogg, Mr. Shah’s son immediately took to Mr. Dogg which inspired Sanjay Shah to base the organization of Autism Rocks around music.
The created organization is based in London and features some of the most well-known singers around the world. Each one of these stars not only perform, but also encourage donations to be made to Autism Rocks. Thanks to Sanjay Shah and his hard work, autism will soon be understood which will help the lives of not only the autistic, but also of the parents and the educators.