Brad Reifler is an entrepreneur and financial expert. After graduating from Bowdoin College with a degree in economics and political science, he founded his first company that he named Reifler Trading Company. He successfully ran this company for several years and eventually sold it to Refco.
Some of the financial industry companies he has been involved with during his career are Genesis Securities, where he was a Director, Foresight Research Solutions, and European American Investment Bank. He was also a Founding Director of Wins Finance Holdings and a Director at Sino Mercury Company.
Bloomberg reported that in 1995 Brad Reifler founded the highly successful investment advisory firm Pali Capital where he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 2008. With his leadership, Pali Capital was able to achieve annual revenues that regularly increased by $200 million a year and expanded outside of the United States into Austria, the United Kingdom, Latin America, and Singapore.
In January 2014, Brad Reifler founded Forefront Income Trust and serves as the CEO. This company specializes in alternative investments, such as hedge funds and venture funds, that typically can only be invested in by the richest 1%.
The funds he offers are not correlated to equity or bond markets so they offer his clients diversity. Additionally, the funds that he provides make no money until the investor has made 8%.
Riefler has said that he created Forefront Income Trust in order to help the 99%. According to Crunchbase, Brad Reifler used to focus just on accredited investors, those who make more than $200,000 a year and/or have $1 million in assets not including their homes.
Originally the rules that only accredited investors were able to invest in certain assets was to protect people that could ill afford a major investment loss. Those rules are now outdated and Brad Riefler can help anyone have access to these assets.
In 2016, Brad Reifler announced that Forefront had partnered with Easter Seals Dixon Center. As a nonprofit, Easter Seals Dixon Center supports veterans and their families by providing services such as job training, education, health, and advocacy. Through Forefront, Mr. Riefler donated $3 million to their cause.