Brad Reifler is the CEO and founder of Forefront Capital. He is known for trying to help investors – especially new investors – learn the ropes. He warns investors on common pitfalls to avoid while arming them with sound investment principles. Reifler freely shares his wisdom on investing. The average person can take his advice and become successful at investing. For example, he urges investors to refrain from putting all their money in the stock market. Middle class investors have limited options for investing since they are not accredited by the government, and Brad simply wants to help them out.
Non-accredited investors are the main focus of Brad Reifler’s attention. The investment world has apparently overlooked these potential investors as not being intelligent enough to participate. However, the SEC has started to realize that people are smarter about investing these days. This may result in the abolishment of certain 30 year old rules about net worth requirements. Through Forefront Capital, Brad works to reduce investor fears brought on by the 2008 financial crisis. He believes that average investors can see a relatively small investment increase substantially over time. Better investment options coupled with sound advice can provide compound returns for all investors.
Brad Reifler earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Bowdoin College. After graduation, he founded Reifler Trading Corporation, his first company, in 1982. The company’s specialty was global derivatives. They became so successful that Refco, Inc. ended up buying the company in 2000. Refco is a prominent futures company, and from 1995 until 2000 Brad was the manager of Refco’s Institutional Sales Desk. His duties included overseeing the sales of global derivatives. Reifler became a star trader while at Refco. In 1992, Reifler founded another company, Reifler Capital Management which focused on strategies for foreign exchange trading.
Over the years, Reifler started several new companies. In 1995 he founded Pali Capital Inc. where he took on the job of Senior Managing Director. He also served as Pali’s Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2008. He also founded Forefront Capital where he served as CEO. The company built several subsidiary businesses such as Forefront Partners and Forefront Advisory. Reifler also founded Forefront Capital Markets Management, LLC where he has been CEO since 2009. He serves as director and sits on the advisory boards of a number of financial companies, such as Symmetry Property Development, LLC and ITG Market Research Inc. He also serves as a Trustee of the Millbrook School.