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The Ultimate Solution for Smart Investors
Because most people aren't very good at math, they're not very good at investing... and this includes most financial professionals.
I can show those who are able to appreciate math how to protect their investment portfolio from market crises while generating above-market returns without buying ETFs, mutual funds, annuities, real estate, or gold (and the hidden problems with each of these popular solutions)...
What's hidden behind the veneer of friendly professionalism and accepted limitations of traditional investments?
Why do financial advisors tell their clients that it's impossible to generate the income they need to retire comfortably without subjecting their life savings to market risk?
What's hidden behind the “risk-free” guarantee of annuities?
What's hidden behind the lifestyle videos and promise of "safe" returns and cash flow from real estate?
Where can you find the low-risk yield you need to retire comfortably?
I've got good news...
The Shadow Banker's Secrets: Investment Banking for Alternatives provides the answers to all these questions and more…
A shadow bank is a non-depository financial institution that provides services similar to traditional commercial banks but operates under exemptions from normal banking regulations. Investment banks, private equity and hedge funds are examples of a few types of shadow banks. They create debt and equity capital across the global financial system.
The highest level of financial expertise and sophistication is captured by shadow banks… expertise that affords these institutions the ability to not only structure investments that outperform anything available to the public, but more importantly, to create almost infinite capital at will.
Over the past half century, shadow bank’s esoteric expertise has fueled the explosive growth of the financial services industry that has corrupted the principles of free markets through regulatory capture and the Federal Reserve itself.
This has culminated in the financialization of everything.
The bulge bracket shadow banks (e.g. Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, BlackRock, Blackstone, etc.) have risen to own and run almost everything, from the economy and politics to media and entertainment.
The financial class—those with over $100 million in cash—live in a world where everything is bespoke: private jets, private islands, private medical care, designer drugs, and designer financial products.
Have you heard of Blue Owl? There aren’t many $100 billion plus firms that no one has heard of. They’re a partnership between Dyal Capital and Owl Rock. They invest in and own the companies that own the companies that you invest in… in other words, three levels above you.
Why am I talking about this? There is a big lie, and it’s hiding in plain sight.
The lie is that if you invest in an asset class and the financial class invests in the same asset class, everyone shares the same risk.
The truth is that the financial system operates as an extraordinarily complex risk dump on the public. The financial class doesn’t lose no matter how much the markets contract.
So, what can you do about that? The Shadow Banker’s Secrets: Investment Banking for Alternatives was written precisely to answer that question, and it’s currently available for free—just cover shipping.
In this #1 international bestseller, you will discover the highly guarded answers to the most fundamental questions in finance—the answers that created the financial class:
What is money, and how is it created?
What causes market crises?
What does the Federal Reserve really do?
What about gold?
How is politics used to protect the financial class?
What’s the difference between smart money and dumb money?
What is investment risk, how is it measured, and why is it important?
What’s the best asset class: stocks, real estate, or something else?
How good is the typical financial advisor?
How are investments that push risk to others designed?
How can you legally create unlimited capital like the banking system?
How can you establish expansive, compliant securities distribution to monetize financial assets at-scale?
How can financial advisors quickly scale their AUM to 10-figures and beyond?
How can alternative asset managers quickly and compliantly raise their first $100 million and scale past $1 billion?
What are investment clubs?
What about cryptocurrencies?
What will the next financial crisis look like, and how should you prepare without forfeiting growth?
The Shadow Banker’s Secrets pulls back the curtain and teaches you how to use the esoteric financial skills developed and mastered by the most sophisticated shadow banks to generate above-market investment returns while protecting your portfolio from market crises, create capital and ultimately become your own bank… in other words, to become truly financially independent and achieve wealth you previously thought unimaginable.
As you probably know, I’m the founder and managing director of Adagio Group, a private financial institution that engages in a full complement of financial services. We provide theoretical research in quantitative finance, quantitative risk analytics, private structured product engineering, institutional-grade fund management, portfolio management, and boutique investment banking services to the entire alternatives space.
I wrote this book for the smart, financially curious, and independently-minded. It will refine the perspective of the most seasoned financial professionals while setting first-time investors on the objectively best path.
has the gold understands money makes the rules. If you are ready to join the financial class both in terms of knowledge and bank account, read The Shadow Banker's Secrets: Investment Banking for Alternatives, then schedule your free private consultation.