Manages Parisian Family Office. Began Wall Street, 82. Founded investment firm, Native American Advisors. Member, White Earth Chippewa Tribe. Was NYSE/FINRA arb. Conservative. Raised on Native reservations. Pureblood, clot-shot free. In a world elevated on a tech-driven dopamine binge, he trades from Ghost Ranch on the Yellowstone River in MT, his TN farm, Pamelot or CASA TULE', his winter camp in Los Cabos, Mexico. Always been, and will always be, an optimist.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thank You

Dear    ___________,

April 1, 1982.  I took the elevator up to the offices of Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. in the Security Pacific Bank building in downtown San Diego and started a career that has come to an end.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened that morning at 822.77.   The S & P 500 Index opened that morning at 111.96.

With my wife retiring after a 38-year career I have made the decision to stop managing outside money.  It was not an easy decision.  I have always enjoyed helping people.  Money was never my biggest motivator.  I always wanted to be there when needed, do my best, work hard, pay attention, work smart, be a great student, all the things I guess we all want to do at any job.   I have come to the conclusion that the only way to avoid stress at work is to not go to work.  Whether buying a ranch or traveling the world it has been always in the back of my mind; will I have the ability to respond to market turbulence for clients in case of a market melt-down? 

I have had a great run.  I am truly blessed and thankful.  Thankful that I was given the trust and responsibility to help people like you and thankful that I had the health to do the job.

Currently I have a half dozen clients in a fight with cancer.   It’s not easy and my number may be called any day.   God works in strange ways and it is not easy to understand.

My vision is clear.   I am thankful to have had so many rooting for me and inspiring me over the years.  Life is amazing.  I am healthy, and that is the largest component of my net worth. In looking back, I did it my way.  I worked hard and have no regrets.  I turn 66 this year.   It’s tougher to stay physically in good shape.   There are some things I want to do and my wife has lists that are getting longer.  I know you understand.

I look forward to talking with you soon.

With best wishes always,

Dean Thomas Parisian

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