The Meb Faber Show
The Meb Faber Show
Jan 19, 2022
#384 – Robert Cantwell, Upholdings - The Man Behind The First Hedge Fund to ETF Conversion
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In episode 384, we welcome our guest, Robert Cantwell, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Upholdings and portfolio manager for the Compound Kings ETF.

In today’s episode, we’re talking to the first person to convert a hedge fund into an ETF and invest in a private company through an ETF. Robert shares why he chose to do the conversion and some benefits of the ETF structure, including transparency, taxes and even short lending to generate income.

Then we get into his ETF, ticker K-N-G-S. We talk about Robert’s philosophy for running a concentrated portfolio of companies that he defines as compounders. We hear his thought process for analyzing a company and he uses Facebook as an example.

As we wind down, we touch on the Chinese Internet stocks and how investors should think about geopolitical risk when investing abroad.


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