Brokers, placement agents, middle men, promoters, consultants, financial intermediaries…call them whatever you wish. They have existed in the financial space since man invented a way to exchange one thing of value for another. Some do a fine job, provide a valuable service and deserve every penny they earn. In my
The late 20th century was good to most Western investors. On the back of accumulated capital, a free-market based system (sort of), and a largely non-interventionist government (again, sort of…), boomers built businesses and consumed goods at an unprecedented rate. This allowed stock markets to enjoy a historical bull run.