- To contact me, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Before emailing me, please read through the Fees page (particularly the Fees and the suggested minimum net worth for each age group) and the Approach page
- In your email, please send me a link to your LinkedIn profile. In case you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, then please provide me with a few lines about your profession / business (in case you have retired, then your former profession / business)
- If we take this forward, then we could schedule an introductory audio call, which will be free of cost (I do not provide any investment advice during this introductory audio call)
- Due to a temporary backlog of work, I am forced to schedule introductory calls only from 1st April 2021 onwards
Human nature pushes all of us to feel that paying an amount explicitly is more painful than paying ten times that amount in an indirect and hidden manner. But 'feelings' are a poor basis for financial decisions. Hence, Charlie Munger (the wisest investor in the world, according to Warren Buffett) summarized the secret to his success in one word as being “rational”.
A good way to understand this in the context of Investment Advice is the following example.
All of us understand that it’s rational to directly pay a doctor a fair fee. And that it is irrational to pay a doctor a low fee or no fee and instead ask the doctor to indirectly earn their fees from commissions paid by pharmaceutical companies or diagnostic labs or manufacturers of implants. In case we are irrational, luckily, doctors are fiduciaries. And hence, the law specifies that doctors should put the patient’s interests ahead of the doctor's own interests.
However, the law allows all Distributors of financial products (who earn a commission) to put their own interests ahead of the client’s interests. Hence, it is even more important to be rational in how one pays for investment advice.