The very impervious nature of Wall Street is that which also serves to keep people somewhat out-of-the-loop about exactly what goes on in the our most wonderful capitalistic center. Unfortunately most people could not fully grasp what goes on there anyway. That being said, investment banking helps nearly every individual in this country, yet few know even loosely how this comes to pass. When companies need to raise money to grow, they need agents to help them explore all available options.
The local branch banker is not the person to handle this task. Companies also eventually get to the point where, if they’ve had a modicum of success, are contemplating becoming a publicly traded company as a means to raise funds, or the only reason a company goes public at all. Investment bankers also help with this transaction as they work to garner rounds of funding for a company en route becoming publicly traded entity. Investment banking leaks from Wall Street to every nook-and-cranny across this country, and they are a beneficial, albeit completely bottom-line motivated, force.
There are many unsung heroes in this space, and largely because they are not seeking wide-acclaim for their work, but rather are just getting the job done, and quite well at that. Martin Lustgarten, and his eponymous investment banking firm, located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, is doing just that. He has brought the complicated world of Wall Street and investment banking to an area where his services are required, and where he can educate people on exactly what their options are. Invariably this would not be the case, and to get counsel from an investment banker one would have to travel to a major metropolitan area, at the very least, and would likely be caught up in confusing jargon during this encounter, adding to a possible sense of apprehension about things unknown, or investment banking at large.
Mr. Lustgarten is there to breakdown the complicated notions of investment banking, and use his acumen to provide banking solutions, in layman’s terms, to an appreciative, and likely otherwise underserved, clientele. He is going where no investment banker has gone before, and where no New York banker would. There is altruism in Martin Lustgarten’s efforts, and he is revamping the reputation of investment banking in a small corner of Florida, perhaps for only a few, but his efforts are surely not lost on those few. Check out his Instagram for more information an photos.