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Smart Money Circle

Smart Money Circle

By Adam Sarhan
This show interviews the “smart money” (large money managers & CEOs) for timeless investing advice. My goal is to provide you with timeless/actionable advice that you can use to make smarter investment decisions, and help you become intellectually wealthy. The Host: Adam Sarhan, Author, Investor, and Forbes Contributor, interviews real money managers with over $100 million in assets under management (AUM) and CEOs for timeless advice. Disclaimer: All our work is general in nature and for educational/informational purposes only. No specific investment advice is given.
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How To Use Risk and Diversification To Stay Invested With Chuck Self -iSectors $400M AUM

Smart Money Circle

How To Use Risk and Diversification To Stay Invested With Chuck Self -iSectors $400M AUM

Smart Money Circle

Ryan Detrick, CMT, Chief Market Strategist at LPL Financial ~ $1 Trillion in AUM
My guest today is Ryan Detrick, CMT, Chief Market Strategist at LPL Financial With Approximately $1Trillion in assets under management (AUM). LPL has around 18,000 financial advisors and Ryan shares a ton of great timeless information on the show.
May 11, 2021
Bob Fehrmann, Fehrmann $11 Billion in AUM, Investing In Growth Stocks Since The 1970's
Robert (BOB) Fehrmann has been investing in growth stocks since the early 1970's. At one point, Bob managed $11 Billion for institutional investors and shares timeless lessons he's learned along the way. Date: 4.27.21
April 27, 2021
Smart Money Circle Interview With Ed Butowsky Managing Partner At Chapwood Investments with $450M AUM
Ed Butowsky, managing partner of Chapwood Investments, LLC With approximately $450 million in assets undermanagement. Ed has a unique approach at investing and explains his process in today's audience. Ed is able to break down complicated issues so that they are easily understood. Leaving the audience of his appearances with knowledge and direction versus just information has been a hallmark of his appearances for over two decades.
April 13, 2021
Timeless Advice From Sean Feeney, CEO, At USA Technology - Ticker $USAT
This is an excellent interview packed with timeless knowledge from USA Technology CEO Sean Feeney. 
March 16, 2021
Lance Roberts Tells You The Number 1 Thing To Do To Generate Consistent Returns On Wall Street - $1B AUM
My guest today is Lance Roberts, Chief Investment Officer, of RIA Advisors with approximately $1B in assets under management. Lance Roberts has an extensive investing background that spans more than 25 years. From private banking and investment management to private and venture capital, Lance has pretty much “been there and done that.” His common sense approach and “real world” examples have appealed to a broad investing audience for two decades.    Lance is the Chief Investment Strategist for RIA Advisors and Lead Editor of the Real Investment Report, a weekly subscriber-based newsletter to over 100,000 people nationwide. The newsletter covers economic, political and market topics as they relate to your money and life. He also hosts The Real Investment Show podcast, and his opinions are frequently sought after by major media sources. His insights and commentary on trends affecting the financial markets earned him a spot in the 2020 Refinitiv Global Social Media 100 influencers list.   Lance’s investment strategies and knowledge are found on CNBC, Fox Business News, Business News Network and Fox News. He has been quote source for many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and His writings and research are also regularly featured on several of the nation’s biggest financial blog sites, such as the Pragmatic Capitalist, Credit Writedowns, The Daily Beast,, Zero Hedge, Seeking Alpha and more.
December 16, 2020
Timeless Lessons & Mistakes Investing in Commercial & Industrial Real Estate - $475M Firm
My guest today is Brian C. Adams, President and Founder, of Excelsior Capital, with $475M in assets undermanagement. Brian spearheads the investor relations and capital markets arms of the firm. He has 10 years of experience in real estate private equity and has advanced knowledge in best practices for strategic real estate investing. Prior to forming Excelsior Capital, Brian co-founded Priam Properties (an institutional real estate private equity sponsor) in 2010 and provided leadership and direction for the firm in connection with capital markets, investment management and investor relations.   He has served on the Board of Sirrom Partners, LP, a single-family office investing across private and public asset classes since May of 2008. Since May of 2017 he has served on the Investment Committee for Solidus LP, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investment opportunities in Healthcare and Technology. From January of 2016 to January of 2018, Brian served as a member of the Board of Next Gen Advisory Faculty for the Institute of Private Investors / Campden, a program designed to support next generation family members in preparing the following generation for the responsibility of being a steward of family wealth. He has also served on the Advisory Committee for the Southeastern Family Office Forum since December of 2016. Brian is a former practicing attorney, earning his J.D. from Suffolk University and his B.A. from Wesleyan University with Honors.
December 15, 2020
Jim O'Shaughnessy’s Four Investing Horsemen & Much More - $4 Billion AUM
My guest today is Jim O'Shaughnessy, Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, at O'Shaughnessy Asset Management with $4 Billion in Assets Under Management (AUM). Jim shares, his story, his investment process, and some timeless lessons he’s learned over his career. Jim also talks about investor psychology and shares his four investing horsemen (and a lot more!). Learn more at:
December 8, 2020
How To Create A Long-Term Holistic Financial Plan With Nathan Mersereau - $1 Billion Money Manager
My guest today is Nathan Mersereau, CEO and President, of Planning Alternatives, an independent wealth management firm with over $1 billion in assets under management. With over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Nathan has led Planning Alternatives to industry recognition by winning the Schwab Trailblazer award. Nathan has been a featured panelist at industry conferences and a contributing member of Charles Schwab and Envestnet Tamarac’s advisory boards. He is a member of NAPFA (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors), the community of fiduciary Fee-Only advisors offering holistic, objective financial advice. He has contributed to various media publications including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and Michigan Medicine, as well as appeared on NBC’s WDIV-TV. As a Certified Financial Planner®, Nathan provides comprehensive wealth management solutions for clients focused on achieving and maintaining financial independence. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Nathan was the owner and President of Oakland Wealth Management. Nathan holds a Bachelors of Arts in Administrative and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelors of Commerce in Finance from the University of Windsor. He is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a premier peer network of chief executives and business leaders. Nathan sits on the board of the YPO Global One chapter and is a contributing member of the CNBC – YPO Chief Executive Network. Nathan serves on the board of Variety, The Children’s Charity, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting children in need. He also an active supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan.
December 2, 2020
How Mark Matson Thinks About Money & How He Built An $8.1 Billion Firm
My guest today is Mark Matson, CEO of Matson Money with approximately $8.1 Billion In assets under management. Mark is an American entrepreneur, author, and innovator in the fields of investing science and financial education. He is the creator of educational experiences, platforms, and tools that make Nobel Prize winning investing research accessible to investors and transform their relationship to money. Most notably, he is the creator of The American Dream Experience and the Matson Method. Mark is also founder of $8 billion asset management & investor coaching firm, Matson Money, which provides breakthrough education, tools, and coaching that helps families transform their financial futures.
December 1, 2020
Timeless Advice From A Living Legend - Mr. Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus, At The CME Group...
My guest today is Mr. Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus, at the CME Group (If you don’t know Leo google him because his story is exceptional!)... Leo built the CME into what it is today and was the person who literally invented financial futures (Currency Futures, Bond Futures, & Stock Futures)! Leo also helped the CME Group transition into electronic trading - before it was popular. Leo authored countless books, escaped and survived the Holocaust, and is by far one of the nicest, smartest, and kindest people I've ever met! I hope you enjoy this interview!  If you want more, here is an earlier interview I did with Leo in person at his office in Chicago in 2018.
November 9, 2020
How A Deep Value Investor Enjoys Capital Appreciation AND Income With Jay Hatfield, CEO, Instructure Capital - $400M in AUM
My guest today is Jay D. Hatfield, CEO, Instructure Capital, with approximately $400M in assets under management. Jay is a deep value investor and shares some timeless advice on how to invest your portfolio for healthy appreciation and enjoy income along the way.  JAY's Bio: Mr. Hatfield has almost three decades of experience in the securities and investment industries. At ICA, he is the portfolio manager of InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSE: AMZA), Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (NYSE: PFFA), InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF (NYSE: PFFR) and a series of hedge funds. He leads the investment team and directs the company’s business development. During his career, Mr. Hatfield has gained a broad perspective on the U.S. financial markets with years as an investment banker, a research director and portfolio manager, and as a co-founder of a NYSE-listed company. Prior to forming ICA, he partnered with senior energy industry executives to acquire several midstream MLPs. These companies were merged to form a company now known as NGL Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NGL). NGL went public in May 2011 and Mr. Hatfield is currently a general partner. In the years prior to forming NGL, Mr. Hatfield was a portfolio manager at SAC Capital (now Point72 Asset Management), running a portfolio focused on income securities. He joined SAC from Zimmer Lucas Partners, a hedge fund focused on energy and utility sectors, where he was head of research. Earlier in his career, he was head of an investment banking unit at CIBC/Oppenheimer and a Principal in an investment banking unit at Morgan Stanley & Co. He began his career as a CPA at Ernst & Young. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from the University of California at Davis. Frequently appears on or is quoted in Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, TD Ameritrade Network, and Bloomberg Radio and TV and numerous other media outlets. In additional to asset management, Mr. Hatfield founded Tutoring America, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing low-income students with supplemental tutoring services so that they can catch up to grade level in both math and English language arts. Learn more:
November 4, 2020
The Art Of Long-Term Investing With Dale Brown Chairman Of A $1.7 Billion Firm
My guest today is Dale Brown, Chairman of the Board, at Salem Investment Counselors with $1.7B AUM. Dale shares a lot of fantastic wisdom in this episode and speaks to the importance of investing for the right reasons.  Salem was just ranked the #1 FA in the country by CNBC.  Dale is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Business and School of Law where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1981 and a member of the North Carolina State Bar in 1979. He worked for Deloitte, Haskins and Sells from September 1979 to December 1987 where he was a designated specialist in qualified retirement plans and estate planning. In January, 1988, Dale joined Salem where he specializes in fixed income securities and portfolio management. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1990 and served as President of Salem for 16 years until 2017.  He has also served on the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Website:
October 28, 2020
How A $20 Billion Firm Allocates Capital
My guest today is Colin Carter, Managing Director, Tiedemann Advisors with approximately $20 billion in assets under management (AUM). Colin Carter, Managing Director, Tiedemann Advisors Colin has direct responsibility for managing client relationships. He works closely with clients to understand their goals and objectives; manage their investments, including impact investing; and integrate their investment strategy, philanthropy, and estate planning into a cohesive wealth management plan. He also oversees business operations for the Dallas office. Colin joined Tiedemann when the Firm merged with Presidio Capital Advisors, where he was responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining investment portfolios for families, individuals, foundations and endowments. He also served on Presidio’s Board of Directors and opened the Dallas office in 2003. Previously, Colin was a Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch in the Private Wealth Advisory Group. Colin also spent ten years with Goldman Sachs & Co., working in both the Institutional Fixed Income and Private Advisory Services Groups. Certificates, memberships and offices include: Chartered      Financial Analyst® Member,      CFA® Institute in Dallas Colin earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University. He resides in Dallas with his wife and four children. Tiedemann Advisors Investment Overview Tiedemann Advisors is an owner-managed independent investment and wealth advisor with a single focus: to make sure our clients’ wealth accomplishes what matters most to them. Tiedemann provides high-net-worth individuals, families, trusts, foundations and endowments with customized, objective investment management, and trust, estate and wealth planning services. Tiedemann Advisors are proactive, innovative advisors who provide access to a broad set of exceptional investment strategies globally, including impact and responsible investments, and full transparency on investment decisions, fees and performance. Founded in 1999, Tiedemann Advisors is headquartered in New York, with nine offices nation-wide. The firm provides trust services through Tiedemann Trust Company, a state-chartered trust company located in Wilmington, Delaware. Together, Tiedemann oversees $20 billion in assets, including $3.2 billion in impact investments. Holistically, Tiedemann prioritizes long-term, quality investments that align with client needs, desires and personal passions.
October 27, 2020
3 Ways To Think About Your Money & Yourself With Jeff Swett who manages over $900M AUM
Jeffrey A. Swett, CFP®, CRPC® Managing Director - Wealth Management The Swett Wealth Management Group with ~$900 million in assets under management.  3 Ways To Think About Your Money -Money you need now -Money you need in the future -Money you will give away
July 28, 2020
How To Negotiate While Investing In Distressed Real Estate With David Blatt - $100 Million Money Manager
David Blatt is the CEO of CapStack Partners, an advisor focused on helping real estate clients find debt solutions, including project financing, loan sales & syndications, and loan workouts and restructuring with approximately $100 million under management. Blatt earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Yeshiva University, JD from Cardozo School of Law, Executive MBA from Baruch College, and Master's in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law. He is a Registered Investment Advisor and holds Series 24, Series 79, Series 82, Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and California., and is a real estate broker in New York and Florida.
July 21, 2020
How To Use Risk and Diversification To Stay Invested With Chuck Self -iSectors $400M AUM
Chuck Self serves as the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at iSectors® LLC with approximately $400 million in assets under management. Chuck tells you how to build a diversified portfolio and use risk to stay invested and protect your downside. Chuck shares what he learned from Harry Markowitz and some of the pitfalls to avoid when building a diversified portfolio. 
July 8, 2020
Hire A Family CFO & How To Create A Financial Action Plan With Eric Kittner Chairman Of Moneta With $25 Billion in Assets Under Management
Hire A Family CFO & Learn How To Create A Financial Action Plan With Eric Kittner, Chairman, Of Moneta With $25 Billion in Assets Under Management. Eric shares timeless advice and reiterates the importance for having a sound financial plan and teaches the importance for creating a Financial Action Plan. 
June 29, 2020
Tactical Investing 2.0 With Matthew Tuttle – $215M AUM
My guest today is Matthew Tuttle, CEO, Tuttle Tactical Management with approximately $215M in assets under management.  Matt tells you about tactical investing 2.0 and shares some timeless lessons he’s learned along the way.  Matt manages five ETFs: Trend Aggregation: $TAEQ Trend Aggregation Aggressive Growth: $TAAG Trend Aggregation Dividend: $TADS Trend Aggregation ESG: $TEGS Tactical Income: $TBND Learn more at:
June 1, 2020
Learn From A $5 Billion Firm That Advises Large Family Offices
My guest today is Todd Millay, Managing Director, at Choate Investment Advisors with $5 billion in assets under management. The company was founded over 100 years ago in Boston and specializes in providing holistic advice to large family offices. Todd teaches you how to think differently about several important topics from Risk Management to Diversification. 
May 18, 2020
Change-Based Investing & Finding Mispriced Stocks With Ken Crawford $2.5B AUM
My guest today is Ken Crawford, Senior Portfolio Manager, at Argent Capital Management with $2.5 billion in assets under management. Ken shares a ton of timeless investment advice with you and tells you how to use Change-Based Investing to find mispriced assets. 
May 12, 2020
How A Stock's Sector & Story Can Help You Become A Better Long-Term Investor With Greg Werlinich
My guest today is third generation investor Greg Werlinich. Greg is the President of Werlinich Asset Management who ended last year with $100M AUM. Greg is a long-term investor and tells you how to analyze sectors and understand a stock's story to become a better long-term investor. 
May 11, 2020
How To Buy Monster Stocks With A CANSLIM Master - Jim Roppel
My guest today is Jim Roppel, Co-Founder & Founder of Roppel Capital, with approximately $100M AUM. Jim is a CANSLIM legend and is a master at buying monster stocks. If you want to learn how to buy monster stocks, then you will want to hear this interview and subscribe to! Follow Jim on Twitter: @Upticken
April 21, 2020
X's & O's: A Closer Look At The Market With Head Of Research At Nasdaq Dorsey Wright
My guest is Jay Gragnani, Head of Research and Client Engagement with Nasdaq Dorsey Wright. Jay gives you a technical look at the market and explains how he uses X's and O's and momentum to get an edge on Wall Street.
April 17, 2020
A Portfolio Manager’s Guide To Real Estate Equities At The End Of The Cycle
My guest today is Jimmy Z. Wang, CFA, & Vice President, at Global Real Estate Securities with ~$100M in assets under management.  Jimmy dives deep in real estate investing, REITs, and tells you some timeless lessons and mistakes he has learned along the way. This is a great episode for anyone who wants to learn about investing in real estate securities.  
April 9, 2020
How To Use Fundamental Analysis & 10Ks To Build A Concentrated Portfolio With Julie Biel - $32 Billion
My guest today is Julie Biel, CFA, Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst, at Kayne Anderson Rudnick with $32 billion in assets under management. Julie tells you how she uses old school fundamental analysis and 10ks to build a concentrated portfolio of great companies. Find out exactly what she looks for in the 10ks, how she manages risk, and how she finds great businesses to buy. 
March 10, 2020
How To HEDGE Your Portfolio With Brad Lamensdorf Co-Portfolio Manager Of The $HDGE ETF
My guest today is Brad Lamensdorf, CIO of & Co-Portfolio of the HDGE ETF. This is a great interview. Brad shares timeless lessons he's learned about investing, sentiment, shorting, and tells you how you can buy fear and sell greed in any market. 
March 9, 2020
The Riddle Of Money With Julie Johnson McVeigh With Approximately $2 Billion In AUM
Julie Johnson McVeigh, CFA Managing Director of Fresh Pond Capital a division of Reynders McVeigh Capital Management, LLC with approximately $2 Billion In Assets Under Management (AUM). Julie is a long-term socially responsible investor and tells you how to build a portfolio that is both diversified and concentrated.
March 2, 2020
How To Use Earnings To Beat The Market With John B. Guerard Jr., Ph.D, With Over $4 Billion In AUM
My guest today is John B. Guerard Jr., Ph.D. Director of Quantitative Research, at Mckinley Capital with over $4 Billion in assets under management. John tells you how he uses earnings to find outstanding stocks that generate excess returns.  
February 17, 2020
Be Happy & Focus On What You Can Control In The Market With Jim Bruyette - $4.3 billion money manager
My guest today is Jim Bruyette, CPA, CFP, Principal , CEO at Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, LLC with over $4.3 billion in assets under management. Jim started with $0 in assets under management and currently manages $4.3 billion! The timeless lessons you will learn from Jim are priceless. I hope you enjoy the show...
February 11, 2020
Long-Term Value Investing With John Buckingham - The Firm Managers Over $5.5 Billion
My guest today is John Buckingham, Chief Investment Officer, at AFAM, A division of The Kovitz Investment Group with over $5.5 billion in assets under management. John is also the Editor of The Prudent Speculator Newsletter which has been around for over 43 years. John is a long-term value investor and shares some great insight on how you can find undervalued stocks, manage risk, and overcome some common investing mistakes. 
February 6, 2020
How To Live A Full Life With Heather Locus, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, Owner, National Divorce Practice Group Leader, at BDF with over $4 Billion in AUM
My guest today is Heather Locus, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, Owner, National Divorce Practice Group Leader, at BDF with over $4 Billion in assets under management. Heather helps her clients live a full life by understanding her client's goals and what a full life means to them. Armed with that knowledge, she builds a sound long-term plan. After all that is accomplished, she builds an investment strategy to help them accomplish their goals. Heather is also well versed at helping couples financially navigate a divorce and raise children with healthy values with respect to money. This is a great episode and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Disclaimer: No representation is being made that any strategy shown will or is likely to achieve results similar to those shown in this presentation. BDF does not provide legal, tax, insurance, social security or accounting advice. Clients of BDF should obtain their own independent tax, insurance and legal advice based on their particular circumstances. The information herein is provided solely to educate on a variety of topics, including wealth planning, tax considerations, insurance, estate, gift and philanthropic planning. Past performance may not be indicative of future results.  Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk.  Future performance of any investment or wealth management strategy, including those recommended by Balasa Dinverno Foltz LLC (BDF), may not be profitable, suitable for you, prove successful or equal historical indices.  Historical indices do not reflect the deduction of transaction, custodial or investment management fees, which would diminish results.  Any historical index performance figures are for comparison purposes only and client account holdings will not directly correspond to any such data.  BDF clients must, in writing, advise BDF of personal, financial or investment objective changes and any restrictions desired on BDF’s services so that BDF may re-evaluate its previous recommendations and adjust its investment advisory services.  BDF’s current written disclosure statement discussing advisory services and fees is available for review at or upon request.
February 5, 2020
5 Timeless Metrics You Can Use To Find Undervalued Stocks With John Suddeth, With $800 AUM
My guest today is John Suddeth, Founding Principal, at Naples Global Advisors with about $800 AUM. John is global fundamental investor and he does an excellent job explaining his process. John also shares 5 timeless metrics you can use to find undervalued stocks in just about any publicly traded market in the world!
February 3, 2020
The Hunt For Income With Joe Bozoyan, A $5.5 Billion Money Manager
My guest today is Joe Bozoyan, CFA & Portfolio Manager, at Manulife Investment Management with approximately $5.5B in assets under management. Joe tells you how to find income and gives you timeless lessons he's learned along the way... 
January 22, 2020
Lessons & Mistakes From The Greatest Investors In History With Justin Carbonneau Who’s Firm Has Managed Up To $1 Billion
My guest today is Justin Carbonneau at Validea Capital Management who’s firm has managed up to $1 Billion in assets under management. Validea runs strategies from the greatest investors in history. 
January 15, 2020
How This ETF Strategist Manages Assets For RIAs...
My guest today is David Clark, President, at Astoria Portfolio Advisors with $320 million in total assets. David tells you how to build a disciplined and balanced portfolio with ETFs.
January 14, 2020
Invest in Businesses, Not Stocks With Justin E. Deutsch, a $250 Million Money Manager
Justin E. Deutsch, Portfolio Manager,  at Weybosset Research & Management with $250 million in assets under management. Justin is a long-term value investor that buys businesses, not stocks. He looks for the following criteria and likes buying sound businesses: Profitable  –  Earnings are growing Clean balance sheets – Company has little to no debt Capable management teams - Invest in good people ROE and ROC >15% Lowest cost provider in the space Strong Brand recognition Price, Price, Price, Instead of Location, Location, Location
January 9, 2020
The True Driver Of Returns with Rick Manske, CEO, Parsec Financial with $2.7 billion in AUM
My guest today is Rick Manske, CEO, of Parsec Financial with approximately $2.7 billion in assets under management. He shares a lot of great timeless lessons and tells you the true driver of returns. This is a great interview packed with a lot of timeless advice. Rick also tells you how some people create risk by trying to avoid it and what to do about it. Rick can be reached at: *Correction, Parsec Financial has $2.7 Billion in AUM at the time of this recording.
December 11, 2019
How To Find Extreme Dislocations and Generate Unmistakable Alpha With Steve Grey - $1.5 Billion
My guest today is Steven Grey, Manager Principal at Grey Value Management who has helped oversee nearly $1.5 billion over his career. Steve looks for extreme dislocations and shares how he generates Unmistakable Alpha (TM).  Steven Grey Managing Principal Grey Value Management Contact Info: 561-328-9075
December 2, 2019
How To Preserve & Grow Your Money With Lauren Rich Fine
My guest today is Lauren Rich Fine, CFA & Partner at Gries Financial Partners with $650 million in assets under management. Lauren shares how she preserves and grows her client’s capital with proper asset allocation and incorporating alternative investments. Lauren’s Contact Information: Email: Phone: 216 861-1148
November 25, 2019
How To Find 5-Star Stocks With Carl H. Scholtz
My guest today is Carl H. Scholtz, CFA who is a Portfolio Manager at Scholtz & Company with approximately $250 million in assets under management. Carl shares his investment strategy and what he has learned from Yale to Wall Street and being a 5th generation investor. Listen to the show and learn Carl’s criteria for finding 5-star companies!  Website: Email: Tel: 203.714.9900
November 20, 2019
How To Find A Distinct Advantage When Investing With Russ Piazza President & CIO Front Street Capital Management
Today's guest is Russ Piazza, President & CIO, at Front Street Capital Management with approximately $500 million in assets under management. Russ also manages the Tarkio Fund (Ticker: TARKX). Russ shares some great timeless investing advice from Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, and Phil Fisher. Russ tells you what he looks for and shares the best advice he has ever given or received on this show.  Russ also tells you the difference between focusing on what you know and what you don't know. Then, he tells you to, "Never override what you do know with what you don’t know." This episode is packed with great information.  Russ can be reached at:  RIA Website: Mutual Fund:
November 19, 2019
Uncommon Cents Investing With Sheena Hanson CFP®
My guest today is Sheena Hanson, CFP® and Principle at Uncommon Cents Investing with $210M AUM. Sheena gives you some timeless uncommon cents investing lessons that you don't want to miss.  Sheena can be reached: Phone: 608-563-2437  Website:
November 18, 2019
The Value Private Equity Firms Provide With Sean Barrette Partner at L Squared $550M
Today's guest is Private Equity Investor and Partner, Sean Barrette, at L Squared with $550 million in assets under management. Today's episode explains why founders sell to private equity firms, the value private equity provides in the market, and how patience is one of the most under-rated assets in any business. Ohh, and Sean will tell you why, "this time is not different." 
November 13, 2019
Forget R.O.I., Focus on I.O.R. & Informed Simplicity With Ryan Krueger
Today's guest is Ryan Krueger, Co-Founder & CEO, of Kruger and Catalano an independent RIA in Houston TX with $400 million in assets under management (AUM). Ryan started in the mail room at one of the biggest investment firms in the country and now has his own firm and shares his remarkable story!  Ryan can be reached at: Website: Here are a few notes from the show: Ryan's genius is his ability to keep things simple and to plan ahead. In his word's, he uses "Informed Simplicity."   Ryan's Two Most Important Questions: 1. Am I going to be ok (financially)? 2. How much money is enough? Other "Threads" Of Wisdom: Companies focus on cash flow, it is really important for individuals to focus on cash flow as well.  Forget R.O.I., It’s about I.O.R. Income... Opportunity... Reason to Invest... Learn how to dig a well before you’re thirsty  Fundamental Questions: He creates stock tournaments to filter stocks that meet his criteria.  *Game Unchangers (find out which stocks will be around in 10-50 years). *What’s changing (in the market, industry, sector, company, etc) without me knowing about it (look for your blindspots) *Looks at leading stocks- then asks what other companies are doing anything close. *Dividend growth, *Free cash flow *Gross profit margin *Return on equity with free cash flow *WAR (Win Above Replacement) stock ranking system Ryan Breaks The Market Down Into 4 Broad Categories *Growth *Margins  *Valuations *Yield  MOST IMPORTANT ----Sell Disciplines Most people struggle with this because it is tough for them to admit they are wrong.  How to solve it:  1. Buy right - Position size is 1-2% of portfolio 2. Never average down 3. Place a sell stop based on price below entry 15-20%.  4. After double or triple, take 100% of the principle off the table. KEY: Focus on getting it right, not being right.  These are just a few notes from the show.  Listen to the show and then share your thoughts and what you learned with the hashtag #SmartMoneyCircle on your social media
November 11, 2019
The Best Piece Of Retirement Advice From Kevin Conard CEO of The Retirement Planning Group With $900 AUM
My guest today is Kevin Conard, CRPC® CEO at The Retirement Planning Group with approximately $900 million in assets under management. Kevin started with $23 million in 2004 and built his firm to $900 million by 2019! Learn how Kevin plays the game, plans for retirement and defines risk differently than his peers.  Kevin can be reached at: Website: 
November 6, 2019
Outside The Box Thinking & Different Ways To Handle Risk With Scott D. Martin, Chief Investment Officer At A $1.6 Billion Firm
Today's guest is Scott D. Martin, Chief Investment Officer, at Kingsview Wealth Management with $1.6 billion in assets under management.  Scott is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®), and is a Fox News Contributor. Scott does a lot of work with cycles, and uses a fundamental, tactical, and macro strategy. Scott addresses many important (and timeless) lessons in this episode.   Scott can be reached on LinkedIn or on the firm's website:
October 31, 2019
A Conversation With One Of The Fastest Growing RIAs On The West Coast
My guest today is Tim Mitrovich, CEO/Chief Investment Officer, at TEN Capital Wealth Advisors in Washington State.  Ten Capital is one of the fastest growing RIAs on the West Coast with approximately $450 million in assets under management (AUM). Contact: Phone: 509.325.2003 Website:
October 30, 2019
Simple Investing With Sean Miller
My guest today is Sean Miller, President, Portfolio Manager, at Miller Asset Solutions. Sean previously managed over $400M in AUM and is here to share some timeless wisdom with you. Sean is a long-term fundamental investor who has a knack for keeping things simple and finding under-valued assets.  Learn how he "keeps running" and hunts for new ideas. Sean's Contact Info: Phone: 434-825-0000 Email: Website:
October 29, 2019
Learn How A $140 Billion Firm Plays The Game
My guest today is Eric Cadogan, Senior Dealer, at AMP Capital with $140 billion in AUM worldwide.  This is a great episode packed with timeless investing advice that you don't want to miss! Eric Cadogan can be reached via his LinkedIN page.
October 28, 2019
Looking For G.A.R.P. Stocks? Learn How A $450M RIA Finds Growth Stocks That Are Trading At A Reasonable Price
Today's guest, Tim Call, manages $450 million and is the President and Chief Investment Officer at The Capital Management Corporation.  Tim is a long-term investor and shares some timeless advice with you about how to find G.A.R.P. stocks (Growth At a Reasonable Price). Tim also shares some timeless investment advice, what mistakes to avoid, how to diversify your portfolio and how to use fundamental analysis to find under-valued stocks.  About Tim: Tim Call is the Chief Investment Officer and President of CMC. As CIO, he is responsible for overseeing the investment process and chairing both the investment committee and risk management committee. Over his 25+ year investment career, he has served as CIO, director of equity research, and research analyst. He has assisted foundations and endowments in determining appropriate investment strategy, asset allocation, and spending policy. He is quoted by the financial press and has been a guest on CNBC and Fox Business. He has a BA in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Virginia and received his MBA from Duke University. He is also a member of the CFA Society of Virginia. Contact Info: Phone: 804-270-4000 Website:
October 22, 2019
Timeless Lessons For Both Bond & Stock Investors - Dan Moskowitz, CFP® $350M AUM
In this episode, Dan Moskowitz, CFP® & President of Chatham Wealth Management, who manages $350M AUM gives you timeless lessons for both bond and stock investors. Dan talks about the importance of having a well diversified portfolio, being patient, and owning a company based on its fundamentals, not the stock price, latest headline, or tweet du jour.  Dan can be reached at: Phone Number: (800) 472-8086 Website:
October 15, 2019
Timeless Value Investing Lessons From Dave Sather Who Manages $750 million
Attention value investors! Get ready to take notes... This episode is packed with a ton of timeless investing lessons with my special guest: Dave Sather, President at Sather Financial Group. Dave talks about the importance of separating a company from its stock and teaches you how to analyze a company like Warren Buffett.  Dave talks about cash flow, Debt, Return on Equity, and how leverage can work for you (when you are right) and against you (when you are wrong).  Dave also teaches you how to analyze a company's fundamentals and he tells you what criteria legendary investor Warren Buffett looks at before he buys a company.  Dave can be reached at: Sather Financial Group 120 E Constitution St Victoria, TX 77901 (361) 570-1800 Website:
October 14, 2019
Part II: Timeless Investing Lessons & The "Best" Advice -Over $2 billion RIA
In this episode, Stephen A. Hartel, AIF® Wealth Advisor and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® at with over $2B AUM, shares some timeless lessons and the "Best" advice he has received over the years.  Stephen Can Be Reached At:  P: (303) 300-3323 x5221 | F: (303) 872-6598 |  or
October 10, 2019
Part 1: Steve Hartel At Trilogy with Over $2B AUM
In this show, you will learn how Stephen views/manages risk, learn how he got started in the business and learn about his investment strategy.  Stephen is driven to help people become intellectually wealthy and he shares some priceless lessons that can help any investor get ahead.  Stephen can be reached at:  Stephen A. Hartel Phone: (303) 300-3323 x5221 Website:
October 10, 2019
Part 2: Timeless Advice For RIAs - From A $1.5 billion RIA
This is the second part of Brian Chastain's interview. Brian is the CIO & PARTNER CFO4 life which manages $1.5B AUM.  In this episode, Brian gives RIAs timeless advice he has learned growing his firm from $13M AUM to $1.5B in 20 years!  To Contact Brian visit: 
October 4, 2019
Part 1: 8 Timeless Lessons & Learn How To Retire With Dignity - Guest Brian Chastain CIO & PARTNER CFO4 Life -$1.5B AUM
This episode gives you 8 Timeless Lessons & Teaches You How To Retire With Dignity. Today's guest is Brian Chastain, CIO & PARTNER, CFO4 Life with $1.5B AUM (as of 10/4/2019) Contact Brian:
October 4, 2019
4 Hidden Risks To A Diversified Portfolio with Mark W. Johnson, CFA® & Managing Director - Optimum Investment Advisors
Today's interview (10.3.19) is with Mark W. Johnson, CFA® Managing Director, of Optimum Investment Advisors with over $500 million in assets under management. Mark has been in the business for decades and shares what he has learned along the way. Mark also tells you how the financial services space has evolved over the decades and how to avoid common mistakes he see's people make over and over again. Mark also gives you 4 hidden risks to a diversified portfolio and answers the following questions:   1)      How do I manage my overall portfolio volatility? 2)      How do I manage the need to generate income in a low return world? 3)      How can I manage growing the value of the account without taking on too much risk? 4)      How can I protect myself in the event of a large selloff or global economic/financial crisis? Mark can be reached at: Phone: (312)- 456- 3341 Website:
October 3, 2019
Trailer - Smart Money Circle Podcast
Welcome to the Smart Money Circle Podcast! This show is designed to give you actionable information you can use right now to make better investment decisions. We interview real money managers with over $100 million in assets under management (AUM).  Learn from the best and join the
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