108: Investing in Alternatives, Capitalizing on Inflation, and Building Recession-Proof Businesses with Ben Fraser
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Ben Fraser is the Managing Director at Aspen Funds, a private fund that operates real estate funds for investors. He has raised over $100M in the past several years.
Before Aspen Funds, Ben worked as a commercial banker and underwriter in boutique assets management. He’s also a contributor to the Forbes Finance Council and a co-host of the Invest Like a Billionaire podcast.
Ben’s experience in real estate and banking taught him that even though successfully navigating a recession and rising interest rates can be challenging, the best opportunities appear when the economic landscape is shifting.
In today’s conversation, he reveals why ultra-wealthy individuals and organizations allocate significant portions of their investment portfolios outside the stock market and in alternatives—like real estate, private equity and hedge funds—while the average investor mainly works with stocks and bonds.
We also go over his strategies for successfully navigating recessions, why he likes multifamily and self-storage, and his thoughts on the future of the US economy.
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