//Aaron Brask

About Aaron Brask

Aaron is an accomplished Mathematical Finance PhD who runs his own registered investment advisor (RIA) - Aaron Brask Capital LLC. Before starting his own firm, Aaron's last role was at Barclays Capital where he built and ran two global research teams focused on quantitative equity and derivatives strategies for the firm's top clients. He has been published and quoted in major newspapers and magazines including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron's, and Risk magazine. Aaron Brask Capital is an independent, fee-only registered investment advisor. That means I do not promote any particular products and cannot receive commissions from third parties. In addition to holding me to a fiduciary standard, this structure further removes monetary conflicts of interests and aligns my interests with those of my clients. In terms of spirit, my firm embodies my own ethics, discipline, and expertise. In particular, my analytical background and experience working with some of the most affluent families around the globe have been critical in helping me formulate investment strategies that deliver performance and comfort to my clients. I continually strive to demonstrate my loyalty and value to my clients so they know their financial affairs are being handled with the care and expertise they deserve.

My “Repackaging” Pet Peeve: Do Other Advisors See This As Well?

By | 2017-08-18T16:59:59+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Guest Posts|

Like many advisors, I often find myself reviewing accounts and historical performance for clients and prospects with investments at other firms. Of course I see all the usual suspects like annuities, mutual funds with loads, [...]

Trust, but Verify: The Potential Problems of Blind Investing

By | 2017-08-18T16:54:18+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Guest Posts, Active and Passive Investing|

Nobody can predict the future, but there is a chance the blind purchase of broad-index portfolios will come to an abrupt and potentially chaotic end when the music finally stops. This argument is the thesis of this blog post. [...]

Shooting Yourself in the Foot with Socially Responsible Investing

By | 2017-08-18T16:57:00+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Guest Posts, Corporate Governance, $dsi|

Socially responsible investing (SRI). Environmental, Social, and Governance investing (ESG). Impact investing...and so on... These socially responsible investing concepts can be roughly described as portfolio strategies that allocate investment dollars based on ethical, social, sustainability, or [...]

Was the Financial Crisis Really a Valuation Crisis?

By | 2017-08-18T16:52:47+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Guest Posts, Macroeconomics Research|

Most people look back at the dot-com bubble and acknowledge valuations were elevated far above historical norms. Investors ignored historically useful fundamentals, such as earnings and book value, and started relying on measures like eyeballs and [...]