Real assets investing is the only focus at Real Asset Strategies, LLC, a Minnesota based firm focusing on liquid real assets started by Bill Peterson in 2019. Bill’s first job in finance was at a commodities trading firm in 1993 and through the years he has come to appreciate the benefits of having a portion of your investments in real assets: inflation protection and diversification.
Bill sought an experienced real assets and inflation expert when starting his firm resulting in a partnership with Michael Ashton. After a long career on Wall Street, Michael started his own investment advisory firm. He has written two books on monetary policy, created the S&P Target Tuition Inflation Index and a commodities index, was the primary developer of the CPI futures contract and its first market maker, has taught classes on commodities, ran the U.S. inflation derivatives books for major Wall Street firms, and consults with large institutions. Michael is Director of Research and Portfolio Manager at Real Asset Strategies.
Real assets – investments that can protect in times of inflation and diversify a typical balanced portfolio – have long been a part of many large institutional portfolios. Michael and Bill have leveraged their expertise to develop accessible strategies for advisors and their clients, high net worth individuals, as well as institutions seeking real asset strategies with reasonable fees and liquidity.
Real Asset Strategies, LLC is 100% privately held, with no parent company or outside investors. We do not engage in any “soft dollar” arrangements. We maintain a comprehensive code of ethics for all Associated Persons.