Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy Third Birthday, Sur-Fi!

My favorite former three year olds, enjoying their cake.
Today, a fund (nicknamed Sur-Fi) that I work on is turning three years old. We're not celebrating with a cake or anything--my team is not the celebratory type--but it's still a major milestone. I've been there since the beginning, when it was just a twinkle in someone's eye, as they say. When we were in the planning stages for the fund, we looked ahead to this date, as having a three year track record is an important marker in our industry. It seemed so far away. A three year old fund? Not possible, we were just in our infancy then.

But just as with a child, the days can be long, but the years pass quickly, and here we are. Now, we dare to imagine what it might look like at five and ten years old, how it might grow and evolve, the experiences it might have. We plan for it just like you might plan for a child. How will we face this obstacle? What if we need to change our path?

Yes, I know, it's not the same. It's money, after all. But it's a lot of individual people's money, and I take that responsibility as seriously as I do caring for my real life children. I know how lucky we are to have people put their trust in us.

So happy third birthday, Sur-Fi. I'm proud to play a part in your growth and success.