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.

Friday, May 10, 2024

Mistakes

I made mistakes during the 25 years of managing an investment management firm.   In retrospect, one of the biggest was time management.   I did NOT differentiate between large and small.   It didn't matter who paid us higher fees versus those who did not.   If you had a problem, no matter the size, it was a problem we would sort out.

One aspect of our success had nothing to do with money. The bottom line isn't measured in dollars and cents. We never forgot where we came from. Unlike most of the major firms we never told a prospective client of Chippewa Partners that we had a minimum account size.  And never would.  

 

Why would Dean Parisian, raised in the poorest county in America on the Pine Ridge Reservation, tell someone they’re too “small” to get world-class investment help?

 

Since our inception in 1993 we never discriminated against anyone for having a “small” account and welcomed investors of all colors, sexual preferences, races and Native American tribes to become a client of the firm.


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