Episode 1

The Second Act of Ron Cordes

Oct 14, 2020

Jeff Shafer, CEO of CommonGood Capital, speaks with Ron Cordes, a 30+ year veteran of the investment industry, co-founder and former CEO of AssetMark, and co-author of “The Art of Investing”. In 2006 Ron launched the Cordes Foundation – and has since focused on impact investing and social entrepreneurship.

Jeff and Ron discuss a wide range of topics including Ron’s early days developing and selling one of the first fee-based advisory platforms, the creation of his family foundation, and the aha moment that led to his second act in the Impact Investing space.

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Guest

Ron Cordes
Author, Co-Founder and former CEO of AssetMark
Ron Cordes has enjoyed a 30+ year career in the investment industry. He was a co-founder and CEO of AssetMark (NYSE:AMK), a leading U.S. managed account platform with $70+ billion of AUM, co-authored “The Art of Investing” published by McGraw Hill, and was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Since co-founding the Cordes Foundation in 2006 with his wife, Marty, Ron has focused on impact investing and social entrepreneurship. His work in this area has been profiled in an array of publications including the New York Times, Barron’s, FastCompany, Forbes and FORTUNE.

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