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In short, we're here to help you protect your wealth. We've been in the trenches of security investing, security law, security advising and security risk management for over 50 combined years. During this time, we have seen an extraordinary range of market cycles, market genius, buffoonery, integrity and a swath of good and bad actors.




Brown University, BA, Magma Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

University of Michigan Law School, Juris Doctor

Harvard University, Masters

Dresdner Bank, Germany

J.H. Johnson Family Office, General Counsel, CIO

Massey Quick & Co., Managing Director

Author, Amazon's No#1 Release, Rigged to Fail

Languages: English, French and German

Matt's collective background and expertise in alternative investments has forged a strong understanding of macro forces and their essential role in selecting the most efficient and timely strategies for long term asset preservation and growth in current market conditions and those to come. His widely acclaimed and user-friendly market reports, straight-talk and conservative/defensive approach to investing and risk management are invaluable components of Signals Matter community.




Yale University, Economics

Wharton Graduate School, MBA International Finance

World Bank, Division Manager, Europe

Morgan Stanley, Portfolio Manager, Financial Advisor

Headquarters Company, Private Equity

Commodity Trading Advisor, Commodity Pool Operator

Co-Author, Amazon's No#1 Release, Rigged to Fail

Vietnam Conflict, Intelligence Advisor to Navy Admiral Zumwalt

Tom's institutional experiences at the World Bank and Morgan Stanley bookend a career professional who has been exposed to mandates ranging from project finance and international lending to private equity investing, trading and to advising clients. Having created and managed multiple hedge funds, Tom is practiced in developing trading programs, constructing portfolios, and applying risk-overlay technology that goes well beyond portfolio diversification when it comes to containing downside risk for Signals Matter subscribers. 

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Rigged To Fail

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Rigged to Fail - Now Published

Despite the record-breaking (and frankly dangerous) market highs of the post-2008 "recovery," current securities markets are poised for an equally record-breaking, and wealth destroying fall.

Rigged to Fail explains all of this with math, not opinions, and offers elegant approaches to protect informed investors from losing fortunes in the pending market storm. With over 50 combined years working in and among Wall Street’s top global banks, family offices and alternative investment funds, Matt and Tom bring an insider’s perspective that is free of fluff but rich with straight-talk, not sales talk.