I’m excited to announce the listing of the American Renaissance Spoke Fund® here on SpokeFund.com. Ben Strubel of Strubel Investment Management up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, manages this long-term capital appreciation portfolio, as well as a dividend-centric Spoke Fund®, too. More on Ben’s philosophy, from here:
Our investing philosophy is based on three important tenets: lower expenses, proper asset allocation, and a value investing focus. We believe in lower expenses. This is the one factor that can be controlled with 100% certainty, and is key to creating long-term wealth. Proper asset allocation also plays a large role in determining investor returns. Finally, we focus on value investing, a strategy that has been used by a great number of the world’s best investors.
Ben’s Renaissance fund has been beating the S&P 500 soundly over the past few years – by more than 21 percentage points through the end of last year, in fact.
Ben’s got a great blog here, too. It’s a rare talent who can tie Chinese accounting fraud and comedian Lewis Black together. And just in case you needed a reminder of why mutual funds have outlived their usefulness for investors, I’d also encourage you to check out Ben’s take on some of the least understood aspects of investing in mutual funds.
And here’s more on Ben:
Ben Strubel earned a Master’s in Business Administration in Investment Management from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business in Philadelphia, PA. He was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, the highest academic honor society for master’s degree students. While at Drexel, Mr. Strubel founded the LeBow Graduate Investment Management Club and the DragonFund Large-Cap Fund, which was responsible for investing $250,000 of Drexel University’s endowment.
He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning from Florida State University. He earned a B.S. in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. He teaches classes on finance and investing at Harrisburg Area Community College and for Manheim Township. Mr. Strubel also writes for several investing websites including Valuewalk.com and SeekingAlpha.com. He resides in Lancaster, PA.
So congrats, Ben, and welcome, American Renaissance Spoke Fund®!