Financier Ivanhoe "Ivan" Smith, Managing Director at the Coral Island Group, shares his experience and insight to one of the most misunderstood and fraudulent areas of investing; the private placement investment programs... aka PPP. I have known Mr. Smith for over 16 years and have learned an invaluable amount of information from his mentorship that could easily amount to several "how to..." volumes. As a friend, he has helped me raise venture capital for my software company, assisted me with structuring a merger deal and has even helped some of my clients with private equity financing. He is the kind of person you always walk away more enriched and motivated after about 15 minutes in his company. This is a rare treat for those of you not familiar with this Wall Street insider. I hope you enjoy it. - Interviewed by Don Mahoney
We first did this interview during early Spring. Unfortunately, our site was compromised and the interview along with critical data was lost. Mr. Smith was more than generous with his time to allow me to harass him once again. .
Hopefully, this video will give investors a better understanding of what a private placement or platform trade is by dispelling the myths and only presenting the facts.
As a client of the Coral Island Group, I cannot stress the impact their client management services have made to not only the bottom line of my portfolio but to my peace of mind which at the time were "uncharted territory" types of investments to me.
It is because of Mr. Smith, that I was able to profit and exit safely out of an investment that took a turn for the worst. To date, I am the only investor to ever profit and receive their principle investment back from the gold trading platform Berea, Inc.
On a side note...the Feds have finally indicted the principles at Berea; Richard Hall and Gregory Botano, as well as the company's general counsel the Toussaint Law Group, including their principle Mr. Toussaint.
Every dog shall have his day in court and hopefully the rest of his life behind bars.
Anyone considering this type of investment should perform your OWN due diligence on EVERY single entity and person involved with the program offering and its management.
If you do decide to contact Mr. Smith, please let him know you saw the interview on this site.
Good luck and Happy Investing!
Coral Island Group, LLC
2000 South College Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Office: (215) 232-8000