Rusty Guinn

Co-Founder and CEO

 @WRGuinn

Rusty Guinn is co-Founder and CEO of Second Foundation Partners, LLC, and has been a contributing author to Epsilon Theory since 2017.

Before Ben and Rusty established Second Foundation, Rusty served in a variety of investment roles in several organizations. He managed and operated a $10+ billion investment business, led investment strategy for the second largest wealth management franchise in Houston, and sat on the management committee of the 6th largest public pension fund in the United States.

Most recently, Rusty was Executive Vice President over the retail and institutional asset management businesses at Salient Partners in Houston, Texas. There he oversaw the 5-year restructuring and transition of Salient’s $10 billion money management business from legacy fund-of-funds products to a dedicated real assets franchise.

He previously served as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Opportunistic Investments at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, a $12 billion portfolio spanning public and private investments. Rusty also served as a portfolio manager for TRS’s externally managed global macro hedge fund and long-only equity portfolios. He led diligence, process development and the allocation of billions of dollars across a wide range of indirect and principal investments.

Rusty’s career also includes roles with de Guardiola Advisors, an investment bank serving the asset management industry, and Asset Management Finance, a specialized private equity investor in asset management companies.

He is a graduate of the Wharton School, and lives on a farm in Fairfield, Connecticut with wife Pam and sons Winston and Harry. Hobbies include cooking, whisky, progressive rock and beating Ben at trivia.

Articles by Rusty:

The Zeitgeist | 2.7.2019

By Rusty Guinn | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today’s specials: Megadevelopments in Chicago, online grocery shopping, slowdowns at Apple, vagueness at Alphabet and Canadian weed.

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The Zeitgeist | 2.6.2019

By Rusty Guinn | February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

In today’s edition, it’s captain obvious takes on the ECB, is there anything active funds CAN do?, more Brexit and dead-cat bounces.

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All Along the Watchtower

By Rusty Guinn | February 6, 2019 | 3 Comments

Trust in media is being debased from without and within. The Clear Eyed, Full-Hearted answer? Don’t pick and choose. Set yourself against both threats.

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Credit Cycle Monitor – 1.31.2019

By Rusty Guinn | February 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Credit Cycle Monitor – 1.31.2019

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US Fiscal Policy Monitor – 1.31.2019

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Trade and Tariffs Monitor – 1.31.2019

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Central Bank Omnipotence Monitor – 1.31.2019

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Inflation Monitor – 1.31.2019

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The Zeitgeist | 2.5.2019

By Rusty Guinn | February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

In which we hear the term, ‘megadeal hunger’, contemplate a Larry Fink v. Ken Fisher celebrity steel cage match, and boggle at the unironic advocacy of regulation as the solution for lack of trust in blockchain applications.

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The Zeitgeist | 2.4.2019

By Rusty Guinn | February 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The near-term focus of financial markets coverage seems squarely on M&A in the U.S. Elsewhere, Lord Fink (!) roasts Corbyn and Australian housing has become a media obsession.

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