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Press Release: New Private Fund Management Firm

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New Private Fund Management Firm Seeks to Offer Unique Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Opportunities to High-Net-Worth Investors

PR Newswire APPLETON, Wis., September 28, 2021–Global Alternative Investment Management LLC (“Global Alts”) has announced that it has launched its private fund management business. The Firm seeks to expand fund management services developed under its affiliate, Endowment Wealth Management, Inc. to a broader geographic client base serving high net worth individuals and families, institutional, and non-profit investors.

The current investment team has worked together since 2007 and has raised over $39 million through eight funds and has allocated over $50 million to a multitude of alternative assets. The team is currently raising capital ($7.85 million raised to-date) for its latest Fund, Unicorn Tech Fund II.

Global Alts is being spun out from Endowment Wealth Management, Inc. which has previously launched eight funds. The funds included thematic and opportunistic investments including late-stage technology- focused venture capital (including Unicorn Fund I), financial technology (Fintech), CBD/medical cannabis, medical imaging, and three co-investment funds targeting diversified multichannel retail, defense electronics, and telecom infrastructure respectively.

Robert Riedl, CPA, CFP®, AWMA®, President stated “Our private fund management business was an extension of our alternative investment offering within the context of our 3-D Endowment Investment Philosophy®. However, the majority of the HNW investors in our private funds are attracted to the unique investment opportunities and have less of a need for financial planning and core wealth management service offerings. Thus, it’s a natural evolution of our business to create a stand-alone entity and focus on marketing these unique investment opportunities to a broader HNW client base that are looking for the higher return opportunities that private funds may present. In addition, we also construct customized dedicated funds tailored to HNW families or entities willing to commit $10 million or more.”

The Firm’s fund research is headed by Prateek Mehrotra, MBA, CFA, CAIA, Chief Investment Officer. Prateek brings a unique global perspective to the Company. Born in India and armed with a degree in engineering, Prateek has earned an MBA, is a CFA charter holder, and is the first Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst in the State of Wisconsin. Prateek has spent his career cultivating relationships with private fund managers, hedge fund managers, and venture capitalists and utilizes this extensive list of contacts to source unique private and public investment opportunities. Under EWM, Prateek has spearheaded the launch of 9 funds. Mr. Mehrotra commented “At first, it was difficult to get people to commit. We launched our first fund in 2016. All our funds have been opportunistic or thematic in nature. We are looking forward to building upon our experience and tell our story to a broader audience. We truly enjoy sifting through the tremendous number of investment opportunities out there and bring to our investors the unique companies we can locate and add to our funds. We think we have a unique offering and skill set that investors are not able to source on their own or through their traditional investment professional.”

For more information visit www.GlobalAlts.com

Contact:

Robert Riedl, CPA, CFP®, AWMA®

Managing Member

Global Alternatives Investment Management LLC

Rob@GlobalAlts.com

920.785.6010

Global Alts relies upon the investment adviser registration of Endowment Wealth Management, Inc. based on certain no-action letters issued to the American Bar Association in the past. The activities of Global Alts’ investment advisory activities are subject to the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the rules thereunder and is subject to examination by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Press Release 2021.09.28_Global Alts Launch (Print Version)

Impact of CARES Act on IRA and Retirement Plans: FAQs

By Financial Legislation, General, Retirement, Tax Planning

2020 CARES Act: FAQs

Background
On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law, the third in a series of economic relief bills in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The more than $2 trillion package seeks to address financial pressures facing individuals, businesses, and state and local governments due to the pandemic. The below FAQ includes more details about what this means for you. Read More

Work Smarter—Not Harder!

By Family Office

Work Smarter—Not Harder!

Reclaim your time and energy to live your best life

Each of us has just 168 hours per week to accomplish our tasks and goals—at work, at home and out in the world. If you feel like you spend too much of that time on things that don’t add value to your life, you’re not alone. Read More

Sudden Wealth: What Should You Do If You Strike It Rich?

By Wealth Management

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

What if you received a large sum of money out of the blue through an inheritance, settlement, stock options or other type of big payout? While it might seem like all your problems would be solved, the fact is that sudden wealth can come with unexpected issues and challenges.

In this month’s Flash Report, Sudden Wealth: What Should You Do If You Strike It Rich?, we’ll show you why “getting rich quick” can create serious financial and relationship problems—along with a process to avoid the pitfalls of sudden wealth and get set up for success.
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Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds

By Alternative Investments, Monthly Commentary, Tax Planning

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

What if you could do well by doing good—using your wealth to help revitalize economically distressed communities and enjoying some impressive tax breaks for your efforts? That’s exactly what you may be able to accomplish through a new type of investment called Qualified Opportunity Funds.

In this month’s Flash Report, Qualified Opportunity Funds: The Latest Way to Do Well by Doing Good, you’ll learn all about how Qualified Opportunity Funds work along with their many benefits. Armed with that information, you can start to determine if these funds make sense for you and your goals—and, if so, how to take the next steps.
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Why You Need a ‘Business Plan’ for Your Family

By Family Office

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

How is a family like a business? Both need smart planning to succeed, survive and thrive. The fact is, it’s harder to raise kids in the digital age when communities aren’t as tight-knit as they once were. As the rising rate of suicide among teens reveals, children are both struggling more and feeling less certain about how to cope with their problems. But you can turn the tide.

In this month’s Flash Report, Here’s Why You Need a ‘Business Plan’ for Your Family, we’ll show you how to create a family plan that can potentially strengthen existing parent-child bonds, repair any bridges that need fixing, and instill more resiliency and competency in your kids. The end result: A better family dynamic that empowers children to overcome those moments when they struggle—without resorting to dangerous behaviors that could turn them into a statistic. Read More

The Value of Multi-Generational Family Meetings

By Estate Planning, Family Office

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The decisions families make about their wealth—how to manage, transfer and spend it—can lead to serious conflicts among family members. With affluence comes the risk of family in-fighting that can damage a family’s financial position and even ruin intra-family relationships forever. The good news: It doesn’t have to be that way.

This month’s Flash Report, The Value of Multigenerational Family Meetings, reveals a formal process used by ultra-wealthy families to educate heirs and potential heirs about sound financial decision-making, to identify shared family financial values and to maintain (and grow) family wealth in a unified and harmonious manner. Read More