From a young age (we’re talking 9 or 10) Andrew knew he wanted to be involved with Wall Street. One of his earliest memories of his grandfather is going with him to visit his stockbroker in Hutchinson, Kansas. The enthusiasm and passion for the markets has been with him for more than 30 years and he is still amazed by how much there is to learn and explore. This strong interest in the financial markets is one of the four attributes he believes are necessary for investment success. The others?
- A basic level of intelligence.
- Time. And we’re not talking a mere 15 minutes a week.
- The right disposition. Get too overcome by fear or greed and you can kiss your comfortable retirement and legacy goodbye.
Leading the investment management team at 6 Meridian, Andrew focuses on researching how to deliver the best risk-adjusted returns for clients so that they can stay focused on their businesses, families, interests and hobbies.
A graduate of Georgetown University, a CFA charter holder, and a former Wall Streeter, Andrew is thankful to be back in the Midwest where he can actively cheer for his beloved Jayhawks and Shockers.
Andrew, his wife Jamie, and their two boys enjoy traveling (especially to the beach), sports and attending live performing arts events. If not at the office or with his family (or occasionally on the golf course), it’s likely you’ll find Andrew with his nose in a biography. Why? “Most biographies are written about great people. To be great you need incredible talent and incredible passion. It’s fascinating to read about people who have both, to be near it, to examine it,” he explains. Can’t argue with that.