March 10, 2023

Ronald Diamond - Founder & CEO of Donald Wealth | Reinventing the Way Family Offices Invest

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➡️ About The Guest⁣

Ronald Diamond is an experienced entrepreneur and investor who established Diamond Wealth, an investment firm that caters to more than 100 Family Offices with a focus on private markets. The firm also has divisions that specialize in philanthropy, wealth transfer, investment banking, social impact, and governance.

Ronald is actively involved in the business, serving on the advisory board of several private companies and chairing TIGER 21 chapters in Chicago. He is also known for his appearances as a speaker at various Family Office and Alternative Investment Conferences and is the founder of the Family Office World podcast.

Prior to Diamond Wealth, Ronald founded Pinnacle Capital, a successful hedge fund, and worked as a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns. He began his career as an analyst at Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Ronald is deeply committed to giving back and is an active philanthropist and civic leader. He serves on the Leadership Circle of the Aspen Institute, a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. He also sits on the Board of several other charities and non-profit organizations in his community.

Ronald studied at Northwestern University, graduating Magna Cum Laude and earning his degree in Economics. His experience, expertise, and dedication to philanthropy and civic leadership make him a valuable contributor to the investment community and society at large.

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➡️ Talking Points⁣

00:00 - Intro

01:35 - Ron Diamond's origin story

02:52 - Starting a hedge fund

04:03 - Advice for someone thinking of starting a hedge fund

05:36 - Ron's exit plans

07:09 - Ron's future plans

09:17 - Current business and family office history

25:14 - Reasons behind the loss of generational wealth

28:55 - Factors that drive family offices in the right direction

31:26 - Common misconceptions about family offices

33:27 - Definition of philanthropy

37:33 - Strategies for transferring wealth to children

40:54 - Tips for people with low incomes

42:16 - Importance of listening in conversations for ultra-successful people

43:16 - Key considerations in assessing deals

46:36 - Difference between impatient and patient capital

50:34 - Ron Diamond's biggest regret

53:45 - Ron Diamond's advice for those who have had a liquidity event

54:47 - Ron's message to the audience

56:09 - Where can people connect with Ron Diamond?

56:50 - What does success mean to Ron Diamond?

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