Jose Eduardo Siman sits down with Michael Oliver Weinberg on navigating fraudulent investments for asset allocation, family office innovation, and separating governance from ownership.
Given the continued volatility and inflationary pressures in the financial markets, many family offices are looking to shift their asset allocation to help provide better performance and lower overall risk. With pressures mounting, we wanted to get a sense of how global family offices are answering the innovation question for not only their current technology solutions but also in terms of succession planning.
In our latest episode of Improving Alpha: Innovation in Investing, ESG & Technology, Michael Oliver Weinberg sits down with Jose Eduardo Siman, President, Intradeco Inc. who talks about what is needed for family offices to succeed today, in terms of governance, innovation and more.
Jose discusses:- how the Warren Buffet model of decentralization from holding company to subsidiaries may be a future innovation.
- how Jose strives to reinvest 70% of the profits while allocating 5% into socially responsible projects.
- innovation by way of improving his retail sales operations, recycling textiles, and reducing overall sanitation costs through these processes.
- succession planning and how to separate governance/ownership from management for the next generation of professionals to take over operations.
- fraud and how he dealt with an investment that didn’t turn out to be what was expected even following lengthy due diligence discussions.
- And more….
About Jose Eduardo Siman:
Born in San Salvador, El Salvador. Mr. Siman received an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, New York, New York in 1969. Mr. Siman began his professional career with Procter and Gamble in Toronto, Canada, before joining his family’s business in 1979. Since, this business has grown from one department store in San Salvador, El Salvador to a multinational business group with significant operations in retailing, consumer finance, apparel manufacturing and real estate in twenty six countries throughout the Caribbean, Central America and the United States currently living in the United States. Mr. Siman is President of the Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation (SAHF), Miami, Florida.
About Our Host:
For three decades Michael has invested directly at the security level and indirectly as an asset allocator in traditional and alternative asset classes. Most recently he was a Managing Director, Head of Alternative Alpha, on the Investment Committee and a board member at APG, a Dutch pension provider. Previously he was the Chief Investment Officer at MOV37 and Protege Partners. Michael is also an Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia Business School, where he teaches Institutional Investing, an advanced MBA course that he created.
Michael is a published author, having written for The New York Times, international investment books and other publications. Michael has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC, Bloomberg and Reuters. He is a frequent panelist, moderator and lecturer for investment banks, institutional and family office organizations and business schools.
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