#29 Garth Friesen – Building a Diversified Portfolio, Interview Preparation & Applications of Knowledge

By Darren Lee

From a small town in Canada to CEO of a hedge fund and former member of NY Federal Reserve Investor Advisory Committee, Garth Friesen has unique insights into financial markets as a successful trader. Garth is currently CEO of III Capital, a hedge fund management company specializing in fixed-income and credit.Garth has served as a member for five years on the esteemed New York Federal Reserve’s Investor Advisory Committee on financial markets, advising the Fed’s senior management on financial, economic and public policy issues. He is a regular columnist for Forbes and Yahoo Finance, and has been featured in various media, including CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and many others.In Garth’s book, Bite the Ass Off a Bear, he discusses how hedge-fund traders thrive by developing the interpersonal skills necessary to act and react in a high-stakes field with integrity, reliability, and stress manageability. For aspiring and experienced professionals, having a strong work ethic, persistent attitude, and likeable personality are just as essential as mathematical and computer acumen that will advance your career.Purchase Bite the Ass Off a Bear here: https://amzn.to/2P37d5O   Timestamps:(00:00) Introduction(02:54) Garth Friesen's background(05:04) The retail investor movement(10:33) Trading vs. investing principles(21:10) GameStop/WallStreetBets(26:36) Cryptocurrency & hedge funds/institutions(33:15) Asset allocation/private markets(42:00) Interview preparation and careers(45:47) The top 20% rule(47:10) Improving interview skills(54:30) Completing additional courses/degrees(58:55) Side projects/multiple purpose skillset Follow Kickoff Sessions on Spotify to keep updated with new sessions!If you enjoyed this episode, please consider sharing the session on Instagram or leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts. Tell everyone I'm a semi-decent guy and it really helps to grow the show!For show notes and more episodes, visit Kickoff Sessions website. Sign up to the Kickoff Sessions email list for regular updates and content.Follow Kickoff Sessions on LinkedInConnect with me on LinkedInConnect with me on Clubhouse as Kickoff SessionsSupport the growth of Kickoff SessionsSupport the music artist FarsiThank you internet people!

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