Will Rhind joins Kate on the show today to have a candid conversation about commodities. Will is Founder and CEO of GraniteShares, an ETF company. GraniteShares from an idea to a successful start-up garnering the attention of Bain Capital and other well-known ETF investors who support his passion to create products that will change the way people see investing.
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Will is a graduate of the University of Bath, in England, with a Bachelor of Arts in French, Russian, Politics and Economics. He has spent 17 years in the ETF industry, which began with iShares. He then transitioned to ETF Securities, and lastly, became the CEO of GLD before founding GraniteShares. Will has worked with both European and US ETF Markets, has a wealth of experience under his belt, and is an entrepreneur working hard to disrupt the financial industry with a start-up that’s gaining success. Listen to today’s episode to find out more!
Will discusses how GraniteShares focuses on commodities and high income passthrough securities.
Will defines commodities as the most economically significant and most traded commodities in the world. Ie. energy market, agriculture market, metals market and food market.
Will further tells us that this works by not investing in commodity companies, but in commodities themselves.
Will addressee why, at times, exchange traded funds underform.
Will explains how his company fits into various portfolios based on diversification.
Longer-term plans vs. shorter-term investing is explained by Will. Will explains how approachable his company is, and encourages investors to reach out to anyone on his team.