I delayed writing about this for a few days to give Finacorp time to take care of a few items. Here is what Finacorp distributed to clients last week:
[deleted] — for legal reasons, I have had to take that down. Let’s just say that I am without employment at present.
I have nothing but gratitude for Finacorp over the past 2.5 years. After leaving my prior employer, I needed something flexible that would enable me to work from home. Finacorp provided that, but as it is now, I no longer need to work from home. I’m ready for new challenges, and though I don’t want to move from Maryland, I look at the situation as one that offers more upside than downside versus the past.
So what am I thinking about to employ myself?
- Equity management? I’m still doing well against the markets, and am trying to figure how I could make a business out of this. My track record is approaching 10 years with my own money, and I continue to do well. If you have ideas for me here, I am open. I can share an auditable track record with anyone that makes a credible proposal to me. I will be talking with a number of parties that have expressed interest in the past.
- Working for an investment firm in the area? Could be a good idea, I’ll be talking to friends and contacts.
- Go back to being an actuary? Mmm… not that many opportunities around here for that, but if anyone has ideas, I will listen.
- Consulting? I already have one good consulting project. If I could get enough clients, that could be workable. Potentially, I could consult for buy or sell-side firms in investing. I could also do that on the insurance side. As it is, in most of my jobs, I acted as an internal consultant to the firm when weird projects would come up. I love big, broad, unstructured problems. Consulting could also go along with…
- Writing? I have a few book ideas, but that doesn’t pay. I would be willing to consider “corporate blogger” type positions, but I have no idea whether any companies would want to consider me for that.
- Publish a newsletter around my investing models? I really don’t like this idea; I think most newsletters aren’t worth buying, and I am not sure I would want to be associated with doing writing one.
- Work for the government? Oddly, I have applied for an “Asset Management Specialist” position at the SEC, and have been talking with contacts that I have within the government about a variety of possibilities. I’ve written enough about economic and finance reform — it may be time to move from theory to practice.
- Other ideas? You want me to work for you from a distance? I will listen to proposals.
For the next month or so I am going to be batting around ideas. After that, I will try to focus on the most promising ideas. I welcome your support at this time of transition. Feel free to e-mail me.
Again, thanks for reading. My readers make my blog better.