Chris Linkas is a businessman in the United Kingdom who has been in the financial industry for the past quarter-century. He has hands-on experience in the alternative assets industry as well as conventional stocks and bonds. Among the firms he has worked for over the years are RER Financial Group LLC, AEW, and Goldman Sacks. He is originally from the United State and is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
When advising millennials about investing, Chris Linkas likes to give them advice to start saving for retirement right from the time they get their first professional position. He also tells them to work on developing disciplined spending habits. He tells them if they follow a good budget they will develop a very positive lifelong habit of always living below their means so that they can save for retirement and other financial goals.
Since 2012, Chris Linkas has been the European Head of Credit for his current company, leading a team of 20 people who seek out investment opportunities in Europe. He said one thing he has learned in his career and shared with younger people is that the early bird gets the worm is absolutely true. If you’re a step ahead by starting to invest early in life you will be well ahead of many of your peers come retirement age.
Chris Linkas has been working as a financial advisor over the course of his professional career. That is why he is comfortable telling millennials that are in the military that they definitely need to put money into the Thrift Savings Plan. This is a plan only available to government employees and it features the lowest fees of any plan out there. The fewer fees you pay the more you earn over time by a substantial margin. Fees really matter when it comes to saving over the long term.
He also urges people to work hard. However, Chris Linkas says that not every challenge in life needs to occur in the office (http://observer.com/2011/05/the-power-100-2/). Instead, find out what you’re passionate about and go for it as a hobby you find really enjoying.