Anric C. Blatt is the founder and Chairman of the Global Fund Exchange Group. Founded in 2005, the group operates businesses focused on providing visionary investors with solutions to create a sustainable legacy for future generations through prudent and profitable investments into the most compelling vital asset classes and mega macro trends such as energy, water, agriculture and other scarce natural resources.
Mr. Blatt is the co-portfolio manager of the Earth Wind & Fire funds and the AquaTerra fund and is well known for his compelling theme based approach to macro investing and is a frequent speaker at alternative investment conferences, asset allocation round tables and industry events.
Throughout his 20 year career, Mr Blatt has acquired expertise across all asset classes through posts in the US, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Africa. He is an innovative thinker with vision and leadership, a proven aptitude for detecting talent and is known for his strategic focus in moving companies and organizations forward in their goals.
Despite being an avid "quant" with significant expertise and interest in mathematics, statistics and related financial technology, he has an equally matched expertise in qualitative investment processes, having completed due diligence on thousands of investment managers and executed early stage investments in several hundred funds over his career to date.
Mr Blatt has founded and built several multi-billion dollar investment funds and has served on the board of over 50 investment companies, trusts and funds in all of the major financial jurisdictions across the globe. As an experienced hands on investor, Mr. Blatt has extensively travelled to over 100 countries, has lived on 4 continents and has a keen interest in history and geopolitics and how these intersect with financial markets. He is fluent in a number of languages.
Having grown up and experienced life from a very young age in the harsh, unforgiving yet grateful desert, Mr Blatt clearly understands the lessons of desert living, where sustainable practices and resource conservation are essential to survival. He thoroughly understands the tremendous challenges posed by population growth, climate change, environmental degradation and the urgent need to find sustainable energy sources, water conservation and waste management strategies. His business interests are entirely focused on providing profitable yet responsible investments in the energy, water and agriculture sectors, providing accelerated investment capital to the sectors that the planet needs most to fuel its growth in a sustainable manner.
He believes strongly that investors need to focus on integrating a compelling purpose and meaning behind their investments. We did, after all, not inherit this planet from our parents, we borrowed it from our children. What legacy are we going to leave them ?