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Money in the City

We love watching reruns of Sex and the City created by Darren Star.

The show motivated a lot of young women to move to NYC and try to model the careers of the four women.

The show Billions is an American drama television series created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, captured my previous life working at hedge funds in NYC.

Working as an analyst at a hedge fund, there was a similarity to the young women who moved to NYC and who wanted to be like Carrie. It is this secret to making money that works in investing and in life.

Backstory: Analysts at hedge funds don’t have control.

They can’t buy and sell a company’s stock, the Portfolio Manager makes these decisions.

Some guys would model the behavior of the boss, the portfolio manager and act like they owned the stock.

He acted like he was the decision-maker and the one who pulled the trigger.

They would talk the talk even though they couldn’t walk the walk.

You don’t act like you have skin in the game when you don't own it.

When you do own it, you have everything on the line.

- Reputation

- Money

- Trust

Before I was a portfolio manager, I learned a great secret.

Model other people’s behavior of the person you want to become.

We all know the phrase, “fake it until you make it.”

As it happens, faking it may help you become it.

This idea originates with social psychologist, Amy Cuddy

Having your own financial model gives you confidence.

Seek out someone you want to be, you can model that person’s confidence.

Modeling the confidence of my boss, helped me become a portfolio manager at a hedge fund, which then helped me to become the portfolio manager of my life.

We all need financial models and role models.

If investing and finance feel intimidating, please reach out to me! Your Friendly Wealth Engagement Guide, Tiffany Kent Disclosures: Past performance is not indicative of future results. This material is not financial advice or an offer to sell any product. The information contained herein should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security. Forward-looking statements cannot be guaranteed. This commentary offers generalized research, not personalized investment advice. It is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a complete description of our investment services or performance. Nothing in this commentary should be interpreted to state or imply that past results are an indication of future investment returns. All investments involve risk and, unless otherwise stated, are not guaranteed. Be sure to consult with an investment & tax professional before implementing any investment strategy. Investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.

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