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Hedging Against a (Possible) Recession

It’s been ten years since the Great Recession and, historically-speaking, markets are overdue for another.  Forbes Councils members Natalie Nathanson, Roxana Maddahi, Jeeyan Rostam-Abadi, and Felix Hartmann discuss what you can do to safeguard your business and personal wealth… even if a recession never comes!

PLEASE NOTE: NOTHING IN THIS RECORDING IS INTENDED TO BE, AND YOU SHOULD NOT CONSIDER ANYTHING IN THIS RECORDING TO BE, INVESTMENT, ACCOUNTING, TAX OR LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE INVESTMENT, ACCOUNTING, TAX OR LEGAL ADVICE, YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR OWN FINANCIAL ADVISORS, ACCOUNTANTS, OR ATTORNEYS REGARDING YOUR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND NEEDS.

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Key Takeaways

  • Timing the market is very difficult, even for financial professionals; calls for the next recession since 2008-2009 have been made for years, without materializing
  • Take steps to make your business operations lean today, before a recession hits
  • When a recession does come, if faced with cost-cutting metrics, be careful not to cut expenses that actually help drive much-needed revenue to your company
  • Statistically-speaking, it is better to stay invested during a downturn; you may want to avoid the knee-jerk reaction of selling out of a down market

Tweetable Insights

“When times get tough, the inclination is to slash budgets and marketing is usually one of the first to go. This is a mistake, as you’d be cutting off the very programs that generate demand at a time when your business needs it most.”  — Natalie Nathanson of @_magnetude

“Let’s say a recession doesn’t happen. I don’t believe that effort is wasted and — the reason why — you’re still establishing a stronger brand and position.” – Jeeyan Rostam-Abadi of @hawkemedia  

“Average investors make 3.8% a year in the stock market while the S&P annualizes 11%; that’s a huge discrepancy. The biggest risk in investing is not investing at all in fear of a recession.” – @roxanamaddahi of @steelpeakwm

“Nobody can charge you negative interest rates and with Bitcoin, no central bank can start running the printing press in order to bail out the big companies on your dime.” — @felixohartmann of @capitalhartmann

Featured Members

Natalie Nathanson is a tech sector entrepreneur with a passion for innovation, technology and the entrepreneurial spirit. With nearly 20 years of marketing, strategy and sales enablement experience, she has worked extensively with startups, small and mid-sized firms across the B2B tech sector to drive towards company growth objectives. Natalie has expertise across a variety of marketing & sales disciplines including go-to-market planning, branding, messaging & positioning, demand generation, digital marketing, sales enablement, product marketing, channel marketing and inbound marketing and sales.

Roxana Maddahi is a Wealth Advisor at Steel Peak Wealth Management. She focuses on working with young families and Millennials that are in the accumulation phase of their lives. Millennials are growing and winning in various industries, but tend to be underserved in the wealth management industry. Her passion is to teach clients how to understand their money, make short and long term financial plans, and to grow their money.

Jeeyan Rostam-Abadi is the Vice President of Marketing at Hawke Media and oversees all global marketing efforts. He is responsible for linking the innovations of the company’s business development and marketing team to the client-focused operations of the business to build the Hawke Media global brand, create consumer awareness and advocacy, and drive consumer preference for the consultancy through all channels.

Felix Hartmann is the founder of Hartmann Digital Assets Fund (HDAF), a multi-strategy crypto asset hedge fund. Prior to HDAF, Hartmann has lived at the intersection of tech and investments for over a decade. Since 2012 Hartmann has been an equities and derivatives trader. Few years later Hartmann had added his first private equity deals via angel investments in the tech space (notably Everipedia ~25x).

Hedging Against a (Possible) Recession

It’s been ten years since the Great Recession and, historically-speaking, markets are overdue for another.  Forbes Councils members Natalie Nathanson, Roxana Maddahi, Jeeyan Rostam-Abadi, and Felix Hartmann discuss what you can do to safeguard your business and personal wealth… even if a recession never comes!

PLEASE NOTE: NOTHING IN THIS RECORDING IS INTENDED TO BE, AND YOU SHOULD NOT CONSIDER ANYTHING IN THIS RECORDING TO BE, INVESTMENT, ACCOUNTING, TAX OR LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE INVESTMENT, ACCOUNTING, TAX OR LEGAL ADVICE, YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR OWN FINANCIAL ADVISORS, ACCOUNTANTS, OR ATTORNEYS REGARDING YOUR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND NEEDS.

SUBSCRIBE

Key Takeaways

  • Timing the market is very difficult, even for financial professionals; calls for the next recession since 2008-2009 have been made for years, without materializing
  • Take steps to make your business operations lean today, before a recession hits
  • When a recession does come, if faced with cost-cutting metrics, be careful not to cut expenses that actually help drive much-needed revenue to your company
  • Statistically-speaking, it is better to stay invested during a downturn; you may want to avoid the knee-jerk reaction of selling out of a down market

Tweetable Insights

“When times get tough, the inclination is to slash budgets and marketing is usually one of the first to go. This is a mistake, as you’d be cutting off the very programs that generate demand at a time when your business needs it most.”  — Natalie Nathanson of @_magnetude

“Let’s say a recession doesn’t happen. I don’t believe that effort is wasted and — the reason why — you’re still establishing a stronger brand and position.” – Jeeyan Rostam-Abadi of @hawkemedia  

“Average investors make 3.8% a year in the stock market while the S&P annualizes 11%; that’s a huge discrepancy. The biggest risk in investing is not investing at all in fear of a recession.” – @roxanamaddahi of @steelpeakwm

“Nobody can charge you negative interest rates and with Bitcoin, no central bank can start running the printing press in order to bail out the big companies on your dime.” — @felixohartmann of @capitalhartmann

Featured Members

Natalie Nathanson is a tech sector entrepreneur with a passion for innovation, technology and the entrepreneurial spirit. With nearly 20 years of marketing, strategy and sales enablement experience, she has worked extensively with startups, small and mid-sized firms across the B2B tech sector to drive towards company growth objectives. Natalie has expertise across a variety of marketing & sales disciplines including go-to-market planning, branding, messaging & positioning, demand generation, digital marketing, sales enablement, product marketing, channel marketing and inbound marketing and sales.

Roxana Maddahi is a Wealth Advisor at Steel Peak Wealth Management. She focuses on working with young families and Millennials that are in the accumulation phase of their lives. Millennials are growing and winning in various industries, but tend to be underserved in the wealth management industry. Her passion is to teach clients how to understand their money, make short and long term financial plans, and to grow their money.

Jeeyan Rostam-Abadi is the Vice President of Marketing at Hawke Media and oversees all global marketing efforts. He is responsible for linking the innovations of the company’s business development and marketing team to the client-focused operations of the business to build the Hawke Media global brand, create consumer awareness and advocacy, and drive consumer preference for the consultancy through all channels.

Felix Hartmann is the founder of Hartmann Digital Assets Fund (HDAF), a multi-strategy crypto asset hedge fund. Prior to HDAF, Hartmann has lived at the intersection of tech and investments for over a decade. Since 2012 Hartmann has been an equities and derivatives trader. Few years later Hartmann had added his first private equity deals via angel investments in the tech space (notably Everipedia ~25x).

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Our featured guests are members of Forbes Councils. If you are a successful entrepreneur, executive, or business leader, you may qualify.

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