Brad Reifler has helped many people make investment decisions both from the upper echelon of the business world, and the everyday ranks of Main Street at his company, Forefront Capital. But Reifler also helps people through philanthropy, including current and former US military members at special assistance centers like Easter Seals Dixon Center. Reifler recently announced that he sent that center a gift of $3 million and is forming a philanthropic partnership between them and Forefront Capital. He believes it’s important for servicemen to be given assistance in healthcare, education and employment and hopes his gift to the center will help provide greater service to even more members. Easter Seals Dixon Center for their part is very grateful to Brad Reifler for his support.
Brad Reifler began his investment career after graduating from Bowdoin College and learning portfolio management. He founded three companies starting with Reifler Trading Company in 1982 which started out as a global derivatives and differentiated accounts management company, but then became a futures investment group and was bought out by Refco Inc in the year 2000. In 1995 he founded Pali Capital which became a similar company to his previous one, though with more of a hands-off approach to investing. This company went well into the billions in profits by 2008 when Reifler left them to start Forefront Capital.
Brad Reifler built quite an affluent clientele with Forefront Capital and started several different kinds of funds, but he also decided it was time to help even lower income and less knowledgeable investors at his company. This was in part because he had tried on two occasions to make investments that did not yield high results to non-accredited investors. In one case, he tried to invest in a college savings fund for his children that didn’t make the return that it was supposed to. On another occasion, he tried to invest his father’s lifesavings in a special retirement account but could not do so because his father wasn’t qualified. So he started his own fund after consulting with the SEC, and today unaccredited investors can invest with Forefront Capital for as little as $1,000.