Interview: Master The Markets With Gatis And Grayson Roze by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
When you live and breathe the markets, it’s not unusual to be a big influence on your family. Because of his deep interest in the financial markets, Gatis Roze had an impact on spreading that passion to his son Grayson. The two have a special bond because of this common interest. From that they’ve formed a respectful relationship that has led them to coauthor a book and collaborate in their efforts to educate investors to take control of their financial assets.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with this father and son team to hear what they had to say about their experiences in writing together and working together toward a common objective of educating independent investors.
Can you briefly tell us a little bit about your back-ground and how you got interested in the financial markets? We’ll start with you, Gatis.
Gatis: I started investing when I was 16, and my dad was my first financial mentor. He hired me to work for his manufacturing company when I was about 13 and encouraged me to invest my money. My first investment was a mutual fund, I made some profits, and that was it—I got hooked. During my Silicon Valley career, I had a professional money manager, so I was more hands-off. But in the early ’90s, my wife and I opened a family office in Burlingame, California, and that’s when my own financial education, so to speak, went into overdrive ...