Brad Reifler is a New York-based investor and donor to several charities including veterans service group Easter Seals Dixon. He’s the CEO and Chairman of a notable futures investment firm Forefront Capital Advisors, LLC, a company that originally only had investment opportunities for the top 1% of Wall Street clients, but he’s decided to change directions and bring Forefront Capital to Main Street.
Bloomberg reported that part of the reason for this is that over the years Brad Reifler has seen many middle class investors who could succeed in investing become left out of better opportunities by old regulations and broker companies that don’t have their interests at heart. But he’s working to change this even now.
According to Cruchbase, Brad Reifler got his degree in economics from Bowdoin College. After working for his uncle’s company Refco for a few years, he invested in his own company which he named Reifler Trading Company. He specialized mostly in futures investments and alternative funds, and after about 17 years and turning this company into billions in profits, Reifler sold it back to Refco. Learn more about Brad Reifler: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/financial-expert-brad-reifler-explains-the-truth-surrounding-the-new-film-money-monster-300270830.html
Pali Capital was his chief hedge fund that grew its portfolio base into over $4 billion in assets under management, and he had office branches established in four different continents. Forefront Capital was founded in 2010, an attractive private equity company for many high net worth clients but later to non-accredited clients as well when Forefront Income Trust was started in 2014.
One person who inspired Brad Reifler to start Forefront Income Trust was his father, a blue collar businessman who ran a food stand for many years and wanted a chance to settle into retirement with ease.
Reifler tried to find a good IRA investment for his father, but couldn’t find many opportunities outside the stock market due to his father not being accredited.
So he began to consult with various authorities including the SEC on rolling back regulations and starting his own fund that allowed anyone in who wished to invest in it. It wasn’t long before Reifler rolled out a simple enrollment program and today anyone can invest in this fund for only $1,000 to start.