The Diary of a Financier
Into this Diary, I record my empirical thoughts–subjective or objective, financial or existential. As a Diary should be, this is my time-capsule, my notebook, my confidant. Writing is the discipline of my self-education. It is an outlet of my intellectual curiosity. From the time it consumes of my days, it yields multiples in professional and personal self-improvement.
Recognize that I write for myself, but I do welcome the eyes of the public. I implore your contention. That’s why I have not adorned this Diary with a lock. Petrified in these pages, my entries forever carry the weight of scrutiny. For that, I am better.
About Romeo Fayette
I am a partner atop a Private Client practice, wherein we manage all matters finance for families & institutions around the globe–whether investment, planning, banking, or credit. While I wear many hats in managing our team, I am a Portfolio Manager first and foremost. Commanding a liberal arts mix of philosophy, psychology, physics, cynicism, originality, history and humility, Investment Management rests at the intersection of my aptitude and my interest. After my introduction to the sell-side, I built (from within) a practice where my success is dependent on my being right, not just sounding right. I own my decisions. For that, everyone is better.
This all sounds altruistic. Maybe the bravado just feeds a competitive spirit within me? In good markets and bad, I get anxious and sometimes awake at night to check overseas markets. Is that because I’m a good steward? Or is that some self-serving, obsessive, compulsive pursuit of pieces to the puzzle? Sometimes I suffer from a hint of masochism, because I often can’t find the social utility in certain channels of the financial sector. There are great minds here. There are also misplaced minds here, best served elsewhere. I’m constantly evaluating these notions, my place.
Capital markets were the world’s first social proxy, and I know I’ve found a place therein. The intellectual capital that exists in the blogosphere stores similar potential energy. This emergence is well-timed, because society has evolved, and the mainstream media–who were the liaison between the people & the politics–have been compromised. Converting brainpower & bickering into real solutions, the blogosphere may usurp that responsibility to police. This Diary is my little corner within that new republic.
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