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.
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(02:54) Garth Friesen's background
(05:04) The retail investor movement
(10:33) Trading vs. investing principles
(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
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