I thought early on that having a fund would be really satisfying and exciting on a variety of levels.—Mark Whitmore
In This Episode, You'll Learn:
- How Mark was interested in finance from a very early age and learned from his adoptive parents.
- About his time studying macroeconomics in college.
- The story of his career and how it took a windy series of turns before heading into the financial market.
I was a prep school teacher and coached junior high school football for a number of years.—Mark Whitmore
- His time studying currencies when he was in law school and his time as lawyer.
- How he started getting into the financial markets by investing in stocks in the late 90s.
- How he quit his job as a lawyer and planned to go into the financial services sector.
- His ventures into the currency markets and why he considered them in the first place.
- How he started by managing his own money.
My metathesis at the time was basically to short the dollar and that ended up being a very good thesis for a very long time.—Mark Whitmore
- What he sees in currencies as an asset class and how he describes that to investors.
- How the currency market has changed throughout the years.
- How he decided to launch his business in 2012 and how he got organized to take outside capital.
- How he built the organization and his business.
A lot of what I do is mostly being a prosthelytizer in that most people view currencies as a hedging device.—Mark Whitmore
- What kind of organization he would like to grow into in the future.
- Why culture in a small company is a very important issue.
- How he looks at track record, being such a young company.
Right now being a small emerging manager is a really challenging environment.—Mark Whitmore
- How he created the models he uses for his strategy.
- The example of the Euro and what Mark predicts for the currency in 5 years.
- His thoughts on the Swiss Franc and the historical context of its value.
- The Singapore Dollar and how it is likened to the Swiss Franc.
- How many currencies he trades.
I’m of the belief that if I had 200 currencies that I could invest in, I’d be thrilled with that.—Mark Whitmore
- How he thinks about diversification
Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:
- Mark mentions the book A Random Walk Down Wall Street in this episode.
- Mark has authored many white papers on currencies, including:
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Traditional business plans generally need to be shredded.—Mark Whitmore