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Hangin' with Mr. Faber

Meb Faber is one of my favorite people in the investment business. He's incredibly smart, entrepreneurial, curious, and pretty damn fun to chill and have a beer with. If you don't know Meb (and you should), he's the founder and CEO/CIO of Cambria Investment Management. He's also one of FinTwit's finest and a prolific blogger/podcaster.

I was honored when he agreed to review and give feedback on an early draft of The Allocator's Edge. He even went so far as to provide an endorsement blurb for the book jacket! That exchange went something like this:

PHIL: Hey Meb, would mean a lot to me if you'd contribute a blurb. 

MEB: Of course, man. Under one condition though - it has to include at least one pro wrestling reference.

PHIL: Haha, yeah sure lol.

MEB: I'm dead serious.

PHIL: ...

MEB: ...

PHIL: Well, alright then.

And include references he did (emphasis mine):

"With low interest rates and elevated equity valuations, traditional portfolios are increasingly at risk of being bodyslammed. Phil provides readers a ringside seat to the modern alternative investment landscape, covering everything from farmland to digital assets. This comprehensive guide extends beyond the why and into the how, with concrete and actionable takeaways for financial advisors and asset allocators to bring their portfolios into the 21st century. ― Meb Faber, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management"

That's why Meb is the best. And that's why I jumped at the chance to be interviewed on his podcast, The Meb Faber Show.

What I loved about this recording relative to some of the other ones I've done was how little prep was involved. I had no idea what Meb was going to ask me ahead of time. It was just two guys having a casual chat about the wide world of alternative investments. I enjoyed the hell out of it and have a feeling you will too when you listen. Full episode here:

And here's the transcript as well as links to listen on your preferred podcast platform:

Episode #374: Phil Huber, Savant Wealth Management, “Expected Returns For That Classic 60/40 Stock Bond Mix Is Significantly Lower Today Than It Has Been In Recent Past”

About the author

Phil Huber, CFA, CFP®

Phil is the Head of Portfolio Solutions for Cliffwater, a leading alternative investment adviser and fund manager. Prior to joining Cliffwater in 2024, Phil was the Chief Investment Officer for Savant Wealth Management, a multi-billion dollar wealth management firm. Phil has been involved in the financial services industry since 2007. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago. More about me here. Twitter: @bpsandpieces

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