I work in the super, hyper, over regulated world of a publicly traded investment company that is managed by another publicly traded company. Both have operations around the world and are subject to LOTS of regulations and oversight. I can’t sharpen a pencil without checking with our Compliance Dept. Fortunately, our compliance team is awesome and actually pretty rationale and nice. I have very sharp pencils.
BUT! First, It’s really important that you understand that this website, podcast and all my social media are entirely personal and not associated in any way, shape or form with my employer Ares Management or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. They’re all off the hook.
Second, I’m not trying to sell anything or provide any type of financial advice. If you go buy or sell something or make any kind of investment based on what you read here…you’re crazy! I don’t trust myself with my investments. I have a professional financial and investment adviser and you should use one too. If you invest based on what you read on this or any other blog, you’re flying blind and likely to lose a ton of money.