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David Rubenstein, Billionaire Investor Who Hired Jay Powell, On What Makes A Great Investor

Today Jack speaks to a true titan in the investment business. David Rubenstein is the co-founder and co-chairman of The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm with over $360 Billion in assets under management, and he joins Forward Guidance to share lessons from his latest book, “How To Invest: Masters On The Craft,” in which he spoke to legendary investors such as Stan Druckenmiller and Jim Simons about the keys to their success. 

Link to David Rubenstein’s book: https://www.amazon.com/How-Invest-David-M-Rubenstein/dp/1982190302

Link to David Rubenstein’s interview with Fed Chair Jay Powell in 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nwf_VySYFU&t=601s

Link to David Rubenstein’s interview with Fed Chair Jay Powell in 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLE3eRMFUJo&t=17s


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(00:00) Introduction

(01:25) What Makes A Great Investor?

(04:16) David Rubenstein's Journey Into Private Equity

(09:06) Importance Of Getting Involved In On The Ground Floor

(11:42) Fundraising

(19:22) Inflation

(21:05) The Business Cycle

(24:22) Venture Capital and Technology Valuations

(27:36) Economic Outlook

(29:22) How High Will The Federal Reserve Hike Interest Rates?


Disclaimer: Nothing discussed on Forward Guidance should be considered as investment advice. Please always do your own research & speak to a financial advisor before thinking about, thinking about putting your money into these crazy markets.

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