A.B., cum laude, 1985, Harvard College
After three decades on Wall Street, I'd seen it all. Trading, investment
banking and fund management positions in New York and London
gave me experience investing in all the world's major markets. All of
it led me to one conclusion: Investing for long-term success need not
be overwhelmingly complex. I wanted to share the key, simplifying
insights I'd gained, and I wanted to help people focus on the right
information, so they could make the best decisions.
That's why I launched Keating Wealth Management in 2016—to help
successful people navigate the economic implications of life transitions
and simplify their lives. As the firm's sole financial adviser, I am directly
and completely involved in all aspects of every client relationship.
My career began in 1985 after I graduated cum laude from Harvard
College with an A.B. in economics. I held senior management positions
in the Equity and Equity Derivative departments of Kidder, Peabody;
Nomura; and Bear Stearns.
In 1997, I founded Keating Investments, LLC. The firm managed three
investment funds: two private funds and a publicly traded closed-end
fund focused on pre-IPO investing.
Running the funds required a mastery of essential capital markets skills,
including fundraising, valuation, deal structuring, investment banking,
mergers and acquisitions, research, aftermarket support and investor
relations. Leveraging this expertise, I also wrote numerous white papers
on a variety of issues relating to the capital markets, ranging from IPOs
to the Yale Endowment model of investing.
Thanks to my wide-ranging financial experience, I've been quoted
by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Barron's, Investor's Business Daily,
and The New York Times, among others. I've also appeared on several
business news programs, including Fox Business' “After the Closing Bell,”
and CNBC's “Street Signs,” and I've written articles for Forbes.com,
Investment News and Pensions & Investments.
The most unexpected aspect of the fund management experience was
how often portfolio company CEOs sought my personal financial advice.
Although their companies were being taken public by the largest investment banks in the country,
many of these CEOs were seeking high-touch
service from an experienced, genuinely independent individual, free
from all conflicts, whom they could trust unconditionally.
I realized that I had a highly developed talent for simplification. My
epiphany was that it was a unique gift, and my mission became sharing
this gift with the wider world—and especially my clients at Keating