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The Shadow Banker's Secrets
INVESTMENT BANKING FOR ALTERNATIVES
by Benjamin D. Summers
The Shadow Banker's Secrets: Investment Banking for Alternatives
How to Protect Your Investment Portfolio from Market Crises
While Generating Above-Market Returns, Create Capital and
Become Your Own Bank
How to Protect Your Investment Portfolio from Market Crises While Generating Above-Market Returns, Create Capital and
Become Your Own Bank
The Shadow Banker's Secrets
INVESTMENT BANKING FOR ALTERNATIVES
by Benjamin D. Summers
How to Protect Your Investment Portfolio from Market Crises While Generating Above-Market Returns, Create Capital and Become Your Own Bank
The Shadow Banker's Secrets
INVESTMENT BANKING FOR ALTERNATIVES
by Benjamin D. Summers
How to Protect Your Investment Portfolio from Market Crises
While Generating Above-Market Returns, Create Capital and
Become Your Own Bank
"A shadow bank is a non-depository financial institution that operates under exemptions from normal banking regulations.

Investment banks, private equity and hedge funds are examples of a few types of shadow banks. They create debt and equity capital and sell investments across the global financial system.

There is only one thing that differentiates investing from gambling…

In gambling, the probability of loss exceeds the probability of gain.

With investing, the expectation is that the probability of gain exceeds the probability of loss.

Probability is a number. It’s something to be measured.
To meaningfully evaluate any investment you have to know how the expected return percentage compares to the associated risk percentage, but almost no one does that.

People rely on stories, their feelings and relationships to make investment decisions. Those are great for choosing friends but do nothing to help you determine how to invest if you actually care about your money.

The big shadow banks hire physicists and mathematicians called quants to measure and engineer the risk-adjusted performance of the investments they sell.

They often use this expertise to bet against the public and push shoddy product through their armies of sales staff called financial advisors.

As a quant myself with an academic background in physics, I’m taking this expertise from behind the closed doors of the big banks to the public in my book and masterclass The Shadow Banker’s Secrets: Investment Banking for Alternatives to level the playing field.

You'll learn how to not only identify and create superior risk-adjusted investment performance, but how to compliantly securitize it to raise unlimited capital as your own bank."
~ Benjamin D. Summers
MONEY AS DEBT
Money as Debt
“The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.”
~ John Kenneth Galbraith
THE FED'S TRANSFER OF WEALTH
THE FED'S TRANSFER OF WEALTH
The Fed's Transfer of Wealth
Did you know that for every $50,000 in value you produce, the banking industry takes $40,000 of it? In other words, if you earned $50,000 last year, the banking system walked away with $200,000 of your productivity. You don't see this transfer of wealth, but it is very real...
FULL-SERVICE BROKERS
Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs
FULL-SERVICE BROKERS
Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs
What's Hidden Behind the Veneer of Friendly Professionalism and Accepted Limitations of Traditional Investments?
ANNUITIES
ANNUITIES
Annuities
Annuities
What's Hidden Behind the Risk-Free Guarantee?
DISCOUNT BROKERS
Discount Brokers
DISCOUNT BROKERS
Discount Brokers
How Do You Find The Low-Risk Yield You Need to Retire Comfortably?
CROWDFUNDING
CROWDFUNDING
Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone
What's Hidden Behind the Lifestyle Videos and Promise of "Safe" Returns?
MASTERCLASS: THE SHADOW BANKER'S SECRETS
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