Brad Reifler has been involved in business practically all his life. Not only has he founded numerous companies, his grandfather, Ray E. Friedman, was the founded of Refco. A 1981 graduate of Bowdoin College with a degree in economics and political science, most people know Reifler as a serial entrepreneur. He founded his first company, Reifler Trading Corporation, in 1982. The firm, which was involved in global derivative execution, was purchased by Refco, Inc. in 2000. Reifler had also been a star trader for Refco for several years.
In 1995 Brad Reifler founded Pali Capital and ran it until 2008. During his almost 14 years as CEO Reifler led the company to unprecedented growth. He was able to increase its annual revenue to over $200 million. He was also able to expand the area in which the company provided financial services from only the U.S. to include Austria, Latin America, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
In 2009 Brad Reifler became Forefront Capital’s founder and CEO. It is one of the companies with which he is most closely associated. But Reifler has also served as director for a number of other companies. They include Sino Mercury Company, European American Investment Bank, Genesis Securities, Foresight Research Solutions, ITG Market Research Inc., ITG Investment Research Inc., Symmetry Property Development, LLC, Wins Finance Holdings Inc. and ROOT Exchange. Reifler is also on numerous advisory and corporate boards. He had been a Millbrook School trustee and finance committee chairman.
One of the most recent projects with which Brad Reifler has become involved is Forefront Income Trust. The company, which he founded in 2014, is a non-traded, public interval fund. It’s unique in that it allows mainstream Americans to invest in strategies which are usually reserved for the top 1% of investors. Not correlated to equities markets, the fund makes no money until the investor has racked up an 8% return. Forefront Income Trust also donates 3% of profits from direct investments to military families and veterans. To give investors partial liquidity, every quarter the fund buys shares back. It’s one way Brad Reifler gives back.