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I am an Astrophysicist who shifted to Finance with the turn of the millennium. With more than two decades of experience in the investment industry, I have worked as quant and Risk Manager for a Swiss hedge fund manager, as well as Director of Alternative Investments and Fund Manager for a Spanish asset manager. I now consider myself a “stoic investor“.
In the aftermath of the 2008 crisis, I had a sort of ‘epiphany’.
First, I felt deeply disappointed by the financial services industry where I worked, which pretends to help and care about its clients, yet only seeks soulless to extract its fees regardless of whether the client achieves his investment objectives or not. Only outside of the perverse incentives of the investment industry —not working for any firm, especially the big ones— one is free to offer the best opinion without conflicts of interest.
Second and transcendentally, I realized that the scientism and Keynesian framework that permeate the industry are both epistemologically inadequate to address the problem of investing. After studying many schools of economic thought, I concluded that the most robust and accurate approach to investing —to reality— is provided by the Austrian School of Economics.
Again, only outside the mental frame of the industry and its incentives I found myself able to offer others what I have learned and discovered, so I got out of the industry —risking my livelihood but not selling out for a mess of pottage— and started this independent advisory path.
A man is honorable in proportion to the personal risks he assumes for his opinions.”—Nassim Taleb