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Ep.6 Sajith Ranasinghe – The Church Pension Fund

An immigrant from Sri Lanka, Sajith talks about his success in real estate investment and finance, despite starting out with limited resources and connections. He advises on the importance of creating your own opportunity, pushing through rejections, and how to make yourself into the type of candidate employers want on their team.

Show Notes

The Church Pension Fund (CPF)
The sponsor and administrator of pension and other benefit plans for The Episcopal Church. CPF also sponsors and administers pension plans for eligible lay employees, as well as The Episcopal Church Retirement Savings Plan.  
Asset Management
A service offered by financial institutions catering to high net worth individuals (HNWI), government entities, corporations, and institutional investors like pension funds. Asset management seeks to maximize the value of an investment portfolio over time while maintaining an acceptable risk level.

Cambridge Associates
A world-class investment management firm headquartered in Boston, MA, that builds custom portfolios based on each client’s unique needs and goals, in pursuit of maximizing returns.

Invest Like the Best with Patrick O'Shaughnessy
A podcast that interviews investors and business leaders in the world. They discuss the guest’s ideas, methods, and stories to help listeners invest their time and money. Includes discussion of stock market and boardroom insights that you can't find anywhere else! Check out this episode with Bill Lenehan from 12/06/22 which does a good job explaining some basic concepts in real estate.
NYU Professor Aswath Damodaran
A series of 20-minute lectures on investment philosophies:
Competitive Advantage
Competitive advantage refers to factors that allow a company to produce goods or services better or more cheaply than its rivals, therefore being more desirable to customers.

CFA Institute (Chartered Financial Analyst®)
Serves to generate value for investment management professionals and engages with the investment industry to advance ethics, market integrity, and professional standards of practice, which contributes value to society.

CFA Program (Chartered Financial Analyst®)
A three-part exam that tests the fundamentals of investment tools, valuing assets, portfolio management, and wealth planning. Usually completed by those with backgrounds in finance, accounting, economics, or business.