Rachel Louise Ensign and Peter Rudegeair (Wall Street Journal): Rich Millennials to Financial Advisers: Thanks for the Golf Invite, but You Can’t Invest My Money (November 8, 2021)

Rachel Louise Ensign and Peter Rudegeair have made available for download their article, “Rich Millennials to Financial Advisers: Thanks for the Golf Invite, but You Can’t Invest My Money”, published in the Wall Street Journal. The article begins as follows:

Michael Martocci, a 26-year-old startup founder, ignores the golf invitations and other solicitations from the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. financial adviser trying to land him as a client.


Eighteen holes isn’t particularly appealing to the Miami-based Mr. Martocci, and neither is paying for financial advice. Instead, he oversees his hundreds of thousands of dollars in investments himself. He funnels 90% of his money into cryptocurrency. To check his stocks, he pulls up Robinhood Markets Inc. on his phone.
“It’s easy to manage $500,000, $1 million yourself,” said Mr. Martocci, who says he spends less than an hour a week monitoring his investments.


More rich young investors are opting to go without a traditional financial adviser. Instead, they are betting they can get good-enough investment options from do-it-yourself digital platforms that are cheap and easy to use. Many also want to invest in riskier assets, like cryptocurrencies and tech startups, that mainstream advisers often don’t offer.

Click here to view the full article: “Rich Millennials to Financial Advisers: Thanks for the Golf Invite, but You Can’t Invest My Money”

Posted by Bennett Mansour, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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