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The Three Steps to Go from Investor to Becoming Your Own Bank
The Three Steps to Go from Investor to Becoming Your Own Bank
Ben Summers - From Neophyte to Investment Banker
Step #1 Understand the risk-adjusted performance of investments,

Step #2:  Invest in strategies that generate better risk-adjusted performance than what's available through traditional markets,

Step #3 Create a fund that compliantly entices the smart money to participate in your investment portfolio.
If you want to stop at Step #2 and simply maximize your personal portfolio to set yourself up for a stress-free retirement, great. If you aspire to "fuck you" money, that's even better.

Whether you're a seasoned asset manager or just starting out with a personal investment portfolio, we lay out exactly how to establish absolute financial independence by creating capital like the banking system...

Learn how by claiming your Capital Creation Guide and ordering The Shadow Banker's Secrets: Investment Banking for Alternatives Book & Masterclass...
Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., A.B. (Harvard College), A.M. and Ph.D. (Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and J.D. (Harvard Law School)
FREE Video Case Study: Benjamin D. Summers
on How to Beat the Banking System
FREE Video Case Study: Benjamin D. Summers
on How to Beat the Banking System
  • Generate Strong Investment Returns That Won't Take a Hit from Market Crises (Like 2008)
  • Definitively Evaluate Investments by Accurately Measuring Their Risk
  • ​Achieve 7%-8% Fixed Income Returns (That Beat Inflation) with Very Low (Treasury-Level) Risk
  • ​Access Exclusive Private Investments Without Having to Be Accredited
  • ​Quickly and Compliantly Raise Unlimited Capital for Your Investment Portfolio
Ben teaches the proven techniques of Wall Street for raising unlimited, low-cost capital as an institutional-grade fund manager in over 2.5 hours of video lessons and downloadable slides.

This unprecedented masterclass reveals the secrets Ben discovered over his 10 plus years of experience... a period that saw him generate returns in excess of 30% in 2008, the year of the financial crisis.

You'll learn how to structure investments and portfolios that not only maximize your returns but also protect you against the risk of market cycles... allowing you to serve the trillions of dollars held by retail investors starved for low-risk yield.

As an investment manager or real estate entreprenuer, you'll learn how to compliantly raise unlimited, low-cost capital without having to ask fo it.
Only available through this masterclass, the investment quality (or risk-adjusted performance) calculator allows you to evaluate and price your investments like the big banks and to confidently pick the best investment every time without having to do the math yourself!

The calculator measures both the risk and expected return of investments to let you easily rank them... from stocks to hedge funds to real estate.

It also enables you to price your own investment offerings. With over 10 Wall Street investment performance metrics [including Alpha (α), Sharpe Ratio, Omega (Ω) Ratio, Illiquidity Premium and many more!] for financial professionals and a color-coded rating for non-professionals.

This calculator is a must-have for every investor!
 Risk-Adjusted Performance Calculator Output  (Demo)
Accurately quantify and clearly communicate the risk and illiquidity premium of any alternative asset or portfolio to identify the best investments in clear, objective and absolute terms.
Gain unique access to the secrets of Wall Street and quickly grow AUM to 9-figures and beyond by generating superior risk-adjusted performance through institutional-grade structures.
Become your own bank and quickly create assets by providing the public superior risk-adjusted performance through compliant, innovative structures insulated from market crises.
“Every time I talk to Ben about money, finance, risk, and investment in real estate, I always learn something new. He's incredibly insightful.”
Ryan Kuhlman
is the owner and president of the Broward and Miami-Dade Real Estate Investors Associations. He has been involved in real estate since 1990.
“I found this masterclass on investment banking in real estate to be very informative and valuable. Ben provides a new way to look at real estate investing.”
Frank Gutta, CPA
is the managing partner of Gutta, Sharfi & Co. CPAs. He has been in practice as a tax and financial expert  for over 30 years.
Are you frustrated with all the noise and propaganda around investing?

Have you resorted to direct real estate investing to escape the incompetence and corruption of traditional finance?

Would you like to understand how to accurately measure the risk associated with any investment or portfolio—from real estate to individual stocks, bonds and mutual funds—to gain absolute clarity about which investment is better than another… regardless of asset class?

When it comes to investing, there are only three considerations that matter: risk, return and liquidity.

And of these three quantifiable considerations, risk is the most important.

Ironically, people have no problem talking about expected return as a number (e.g., 8%, 10%, etc.), or liquidity as a number (e.g., I need my money back in 6 months, or 2 years, etc.), but when it comes to risk, the conversation quickly deteriorates into storytelling.

All these stories either represent noisy ignorance, or at worst, a deliberate distraction intended to separate you from your money without any regard for your financial well-being.

Risk is not story; it’s not a feeling; and it’s not a relationship. Risk is a number: it's the probability of loss weighted by the potential degree of that loss.

And risk is the only thing that separates investing from gambling…

In gambling, the probability of loss exceeds the probability of gain. With investing, the probability of gain should greatly outweigh the probability of loss.

Do you think the big banks don’t understand the probabilities associated with the investments they’re selling you... especially when they're often sitting on the other side of the trade?

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 who are deliberately left out of the loop on this subject.

How many times has your financial advisor provided you accurate quantitative risk measures of the investments they recommend?

If you’re trying to escape the financial advisor world by pursuing a DIY real estate investment strategy, do you know how to measure the risk associated with the properties you’re considering so that you can make a responsible decision about where to put your money? Can you even determine if you'd be better off simply buying a REIT?

Almost no one in real estate—including the largest asset managers—has any idea that quantitative risk measures even exist, but there's no shortage of gurus advocating that you take control of your investments by buying and managing your own real estate portfolio... or even worse, pushing you to give them your money so they can buy real estate.

Despite human nature’s feelings to the contrary, control does not necessarily equal effective risk management. Think about the person who’s deathly afraid of flying but has no problem hopping behind the wheel at 70mph on a traffic-laden interstate… feelings are deceptive.

This period of time represents the greatest transfer of wealth in human history, and there’s only one way to position yourself on the right side of that transfer: by utilizing the insight of the 0.01% to tip the investing tables in your favor.

We’re talking about your entire life’s work to date represented as savings. Is that not worth making the effort to protect by simply being informed?

While all this may sound complex, it can all be boiled down to one simple example…

Think of a coin flip…  if I told you that I’d give you $10 if you were to correctly guess which side comes up, what would be a fair bet? The answer—as you probably intuitively know—is $5.

Mathematically speaking, the chance of winning is 50%; so, if you divide $5 by 50%, you get $10, which is the fair return. If I paid out more than $10 on that $5 coin flip bet, that would be a good deal; if I paid out less than $10, it wouldn’t be.

That, in essence, is how the smart money makes investment decisions.

It doesn’t matter how you feel about the coin or the person doing the flipping or what kind of story is used to predict the outcome. The probability is the probability.

Now, the math associated with measuring investment risk is quite a bit more complex, but the fundamental principle remains, and with a willingness to learn, the rest will take care of itself.

Wouldn’t you like to know how to confidently evaluate and access investments with 40X the returns available through traditional markets while incurring even less risk that is accurately measured and verified by third-party administration, quarterly reporting, and annual audits?

So, can investments with very low measured risk lose value in some black swan event? Of course. But if those investments lose money, their traditional counterparts will lose exponentially more. On a relative basis, you win—and likely win big—even under the absolute worst case scenario.

(It’s important to note that there’s no such thing as zero risk despite the guarantees annuities salesmen make. Even U.S. Treasuries have risk associated with them.)

I’m Ben Summers, the founder and managing director of Adagio Group. Our firm’s purpose is to engineer investment products with substantially better risk-adjusted performance than what’s otherwise available through traditional markets by securitizing best-in-class alternative asset managers that are able to take advantage of arbitrage opportunities unique to private markets, and I recently published the book on this subject:
The Shadow Banker’s Secrets: Investment Banking for Alternatives.

For a limited time, I’m making this book available in hardcover with free shipping at an extraordinary discount. You’ll also have a one-time opportunity to upgrade your order with immediate access to the book’s companion masterclass at an even bigger discount still, which includes a private strategy session with me to help you apply what you learned to your specific circumstances.

This unprecedented offer reveals the proven Wall Street techniques I learned over my 15 plus years of experience as a quantitative alternative asset manager successfully navigating both the 2008 and 2020 financial crises, and developing innovative structures that allow even non-accredited investors access to the most exclusive private investments—investments generating above-market returns while being protected from market crises—investments that otherwise require a minimum of $5 million of investible assets to access.

In other words, you'll learn how to accurately measure the risk-adjusted performance of any asset or portfolio and even compliantly profit from aggregating capital by providing yourself and others—including non-accredited investors—access to this exclusive class of private investments without needing any licenses.

This is what it looks like to become your own bank, and this is your one opportunity to do so.

Warm regards,
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