Kyle Budwell is the main character in Money Monster, a movie whose premise centers on an epic stock market investment failure. He blames stock investor television show host, Lee Gates, for very bad investment advice. In the middle of one of Gates’ live broadcasts of his show, he is violently taken hostage by Budwell. He threatens to destroy the entire studio with explosives he is carrying. Budwell is enraged at the penury injustice he claims was visited on him by Gates, and further, he seems obsessed with his plan to kill everyone.
The film is highly rated as a very realistic view of the actual problems that many financial analysts now agree are becoming a big problem, especially for the middle-income, smaller fish. Gates is stretched quite thin while struggling to calmly negotiate freedom from the crazed Budwell. The problems with smaller investors being effectively blocked from the really big investments are actually now, finally, being addressed by forward thinkers like Brad Reifler.
Reifler has come up against the Wall Street restrictions that the old-money cronies have hedged up to keep the sweetest deals for themselves. Their world has always been kept to the exclusive area of the elite super rich. When he got just how far it has gone, he became immediately interested in helping the middle-class grow through the most lucrative opportunities available. There are some warnings he gives all his clients, all of which he’s provided on Twitter before. Here are the key three:
- Traditionally, smaller investors are not allowed access to accredited larger investments.
- Stock brokers always charge too much.
- The stocks that are correlated to the stock market are all small investors have access to.
When Reifler started Forefront Capital, his mission statement was basically the complete opposition to these artificial, and discriminatory investment restrictions. Forefront is focused on helping Middle America successfully save investment returns for everyone’s retirement. His company charges no management fees and never offers stocks that are simply correlated into the stock market. Read more about them on About.me, and be sure to check out where he’s going next by following his career on LinkedIn.
Mike Baur is a current entrepreneur who is the founder of the company Swiss Start up Factory. The company he founded specializes in helping businesses get the resources necessary to get established. Before Mike was an entrepreneur he was in the banking industry where he would work with a number of businesses reach their goals. For twenty years Baur was in the banking industry and was therefore able to get a lot of exposure of how businesses operate as well as what they need in order to reach their potential. While his experience in banking was a fulfilling one, Baur decided to become an entrepreneur in order to reach his own potential. Therefore Mike Baur is now running one of the more unique and profitable businesses in Switzerland.
For the first twenty years of his career Mike Baur worked in the banking industry. During his time working in the banking industry, Baur would meet with businesspeople and help them achieve their goals. Mike would talk to entrepreneurs and executives and listen to what they were looking to accomplish. He would then help businesses by evaluating their profitability potential as well as what financial resources they needed in order to start up and/or expand. With this experience, Mike would then come up with his plan to start up a company that offered this very assistance to a number of businesses in Switzerland.
After he worked in the banking industry, Mike would then found his own company called Swiss Start Up Factory. With this company he adopted one of the more unique business models in the world. This business holds an event similar to a contest in which a number of start up companies pitch their ideas to Mike and his company. During this event, Mike decides which business has the best potential and chooses to work with them. Once he begins working with them he will offer guidance, advice and financial assistance to help them achieve their objectives. With this unique business model, Baur and Swiss Start up Factory offer a viable alternative to traditional business banking services.
With his company Swiss Start up Factory Mike Baur has established himself as a leading entrepreneur in Switzerland. His experience in banking has helped him put together a business that will provide lots of assistance and resources for numerous businesses in the country. Therefore Baur and his company have helped shape the Swiss economy.